Following a mass shooting at a supermarket in Boulder, CO, Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development issued a statement.
St. Vincent de Paul Seminary has announced that faculty member and former President and Rector Msgr. Stephen Bosso, has been awarded the Marten Visiting Faculty Fellowship in Preaching at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana.
The development of vaccines to combat the COVID-19 pandemic has received much public attention and raised several ethical questions related to their development and use. This document is intended to provide concise answers to some of those ethical questions as well as links to more in-depth resources.
On March 2, Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of Fort Wayne-South Bend, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Doctrine, and Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas, chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Pro-Life Activities, issued a statement on the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine recently approved for use in the United States.
Effective Ash Wednesday, February 17, 2021, there will be a change to the concluding Doxology of the Orations. In May of 2020, the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments wrote to the English-speaking Conferences of Bishops regarding the concluding doxology of the Collects in the Roman Missal (which also appear in other liturgical books).
My prayers are with our new President and his family today. I am praying that God grant him wisdom and courage to lead this great nation and that God help him to meet the tests of these times, to heal the wounds caused by this pandemic, to ease our intense political and cultural divisions, and to bring people together with renewed dedication to America’s founding purposes, to be one nation under God committed to liberty and equality for all.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops recently released a statement on the new COVID-19 vaccines, which provides insight into the moral considerations of inoculation for believers. Were the vaccines developed using aborted fetal cells? Is it morally acceptable for God’s people to receive them if so? The issue is complex, but this statement provides ample faith-based counsel.
Bishop William A. Wack, CSC, dedicated the renovated Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Dec. 13, 2020, after a ten-month, $5.7-million renovation process. Parishioners throughout the Pensacola community attended the two-hour Mass, which began with a procession outside.
“St. Joseph reminds us that those who appear hidden or in the shadows can play an incomparable role in the history of salvation. A word of recognition and of gratitude is due to them all,” Pope Francis said.
It is such an honor for me to serve as your bishop. Thank you for your presence, your participation, and your prayers as we build up our local church. As we anticipate the coming of the Lord this Advent, I invite you to pray with me, with your family, and with the family of the Church. (see more)
NEW YORK — Prominent leaders of the Catholic Church in America point to a “culture of clericalism” that led to laicized ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick rising through the ranks of the church despite decades-long accusations of sexual misconduct and abuse.
I welcome the report of the Holy See’s investigation into its knowledge and decision-making regarding Theodore McCarrick during his long career as a priest, bishop, and cardinal. We are studying these findings, and we are grateful to our Holy Father Pope Francis for his pastoral concern for the family of God in the United States and his leadership in calling the Church to greater accountability and transparency in addressing issues of abuse and the mishandling of abuse claims at every level.