An effort is underway to consecrate California to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
As the U.S. bishops entered the last public part of their 2018 fall general assembly, centered largely on the clergy sex abuse crisis, six clergy sex abuse survivors announced Nov. 14 a lawsuit against the prelates’ main organization, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ 2019 budget, approved Nov. 14 by a 223-12 vote with six abstentions, reflects increased expenses related to the new clergy sex abuse crisis, according to Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr of Cincinnati, USCCB treasurer.
Life is for loving, not amassing possessions, Pope Francis said.
The commandment to love one’s neighbor does not mean Christians get to choose who gets help and who doesn’t, Pope Francis said.
Churchgoers around the United States once again marked the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks with moments of silence, special prayer services and Masses.
Christians must engage in spiritual combat every day against a worldly spirit that leads down a path of arrogance and petty gossip, Pope Francis said.
In Nebraska, the state’s Attorney General is said to be looking at decades-old allegations of sex abuse by priests in the Diocese of Lincoln.
While recent accusations by Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano have created tension in the Catholic Church, Pope Francis is approaching the situation calmly, the Vatican secretary of state said.
Pope Francis said Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano’s long document calling on him to resign is written in a way that people should be able to draw their own conclusions.