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Panelists advise that Eucharist document unite, not divide, the church

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, in the middle of drafting a teaching document on the Eucharist, received words of advice from a panel...

Bishops commit to work toward ‘church without borders’ at migration summit...

MUNDELEIN, Ill. — After hearing the story of a Salvadoran immigrant and her plight to leave her home country, bishops from the U.S., Central...

Pope Francis names two archdiocesan priests, Franciscan friar as new auxiliaries...

WASHINGTON -- Pope Francis has named as auxiliary bishops for the Archdiocese of Chicago two archdiocesan priests and a Franciscan friar who has been...

Catholic Bishops Abuse Reporting Service now available to victims

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- A reporting system accepting sexual misconduct allegations against U.S. bishops and eparchs is in place. Called the Catholic Bishops Abuse Reporting Service,...

Roll up your sleeves, get ready to get dirty, pope tells...

VATICAN CITY — New bishops need to prepare for a life filled with God’s surprises, with daily plans that change at the last minute...

Martyred Romanian bishops symbolize church’s ‘resurrection from darkness’

WARSAW, Poland — A Romanian cardinal incarcerated for 18 years after refusing to abandon his church and a bishop thrown in an unmarked grave...

Bishops: Ukrainians have ‘sacred duty’ to defend against Russian forces

KIEV, Ukraine — In a message marking the anniversary of their country’s December 1991 referendum on independence from the Soviet Union, Ukrainian Catholic bishops...

Philadelphia, Boston reporters examine track record of bishops regarding abuse

WASHINGTON -- The Boston Globe and the Philadelphia Inquirer newspapers teamed up for an article published in both daily papers Nov. 4 that examined...

Bishops sign document calling for action against climate change

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Six bishops representing episcopal conferences on five continents issued a joint statement calling on the international community to take immediate...

Checking the facts of allegations is different than watercooler gossip: John...

By JOHN GARVEY I wonder if I am alone in worrying about a side effect of our two most recent public discussions of sexual abuse. I...

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