Catholics in California join in effort to consecrate state to Mary

An effort is underway to consecrate California to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Six sex abuse survivors announce lawsuit against U.S. bishops

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.

USCCB 2019 budget reflects abuse-related expenses, refugee cuts

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.

People unable to give have become slaves to possessions, pope says

Life is for loving, not amassing possessions, Pope Francis said.

Pope: Christians can’t pick and choose which neighbor to love

The commandment to love one’s neighbor does not mean Christians get to choose who gets help and who doesn’t, Pope Francis said.

Anniversary of 9/11 marked with moments of silence, prayer, Masses

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.

Worldly mentality leads to pride, gossip, pope says at morning Mass

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.

Problems related to sex abuse keep growing for U.S. dioceses

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.

Pope serene despite ‘pain’ over archbishop’s testimony, cardinal says

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 says he trusts people to judge archbishop’s claims about him

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.

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