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Missouri bishop calls for greater lay role in church, including abuse...

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Laypeople need to help the U.S. bishops get out from under the clerical sex abuse scandal that is plaguing the...

Gobsmacked: Rome steps in, reform votes delayed for bishops

BALTIMORE — Seasoned bishop watchers know that just about every fall meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has a surprise. Sometimes it’s...

Protesters call for change as bishops gather in Baltimore

BALTIMORE (CNS) -- As the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops opened a Day of Prayer at the Fall Bishops General Assembly Nov. 12, John...

DiNardo: Delay in vote on abuse response proposals a ‘bump in...

BALTIMORE — A Vatican-requested delay in adopting practices that are expected to boost accountability among U.S. bishops in their response to clergy sex abuse...

National Review Board chairman seeks fix to address charter ‘loophole’

WASHINGTON — The National Review Board chairman called for changes to the "Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People" to "make it...

Knights urged to join in novena for legal protection of human...

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (CNS) -- Motivated by the upcoming change on the Supreme Court, the Knights of Columbus is urging its members and all...

CRS student ambassadors stress need for human dignity to Congress

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Denise Ssettimba just began her brief presentation to an aide to Sen. John Kennedy, R-Louisiana, on the need to maintain U.S....

Hundreds of calls come in at USCCB HQ seeking to foster...

WASHINGTON -- Maybe it was the request by the Pentagon for 20,000 mattresses as military bases become, at least partly, shelters for detained border...

As immigration woes rise, lawmakers can’t agree on solutions

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Bipartisan disagreement on how to fix the country's immigration system led to failure once again as lawmakers on Capitol Hill turned...

Bishops ‘cannot, in good faith, endorse’ new GOP immigration bill

WASHINGTON — The U.S. bishops “cannot, in good faith, endorse” an immigration bill submitted by the House’s Republican leadership, said Bishop Joe S. Vasquez...

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