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President of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Statement on the Death of President George H.W. Bush

12/3/18

December 3, 2018 WASHINGTON–Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston and President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has issued the following statement on the passing of President George Herbert Walker Bush. Cardinal DiNardo’s full statement follows: “We join with people across the nation as we mourn the passing of President George H.W. Bush….

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Deacon Charles Williams Accepts Position of Interim Director, Office for Black Catholics

12/3/18

December 3, 2018 Following a series of conversations throughout the diocese with clergy and lay leadership from the Black Catholic community, Bishop Barry Knestout is pleased to announce that Deacon Charles Williams has accepted the position of Interim Director, Office for Black Catholics effective December 1, 2018. As interim director, Deacon Williams will continue the…

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Bishop Barry C. Knestout Statement Following the Close of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Public Sessions at the 2018 Fall General Assembly in Baltimore

11/19/18

For Immediate Release: November 19, 2018 “The Church has no greater charge than the protection of children. I am hopeful that, despite our not acting upon specific measures related to the abuse scandal, the discussions which took place during the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops about bishops’ accountability regarding clergy sexual abuse will be the…

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President of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Makes Statement at Close of Public Sessions; Fall General Assembly, Baltimore Nov. 12-14

11/16/18

November 14, 2018 BALTIMORE—On the final day of the public sessions of the U.S. Bishops fall general assembly in Baltimore, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston and President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, delivered the following remarks. Cardinal DiNardo’s full address follows: “Brothers, I opened the meeting expressing some disappointment. I end it…

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Bishops Approve Pastoral Letter Against Racism

11/14/18

Mark Pattison, Catholic News Service   BALTIMORE — The U.S. bishops overwhelmingly approved a statement against racism Nov. 14 during their fall general meeting at Baltimore. The document, “Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love — A Pastoral Letter Against Racism,” passed 241-3 with one abstention. It required a two-thirds vote by all…

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National Review Board Urges Need to Broaden the Scope of the Charter to Include Bishops; Lay Panel Urges Reform to Improve Transparency and Enhance Accountability

11/13/18

November 13, 2018 BALTIMORE—On Tuesday, November 13, the head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ independent lay advisory panel on the protection of children and young people delivered a special report to the body of U.S. bishops regarding the abuse crisis in the Church.  In an address to the bishops who have gathered in Baltimore for…

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Vatican Asks Bishops to Delay Vote on Sex Abuse Response Proposals

11/13/18

Dennis Sadowski, Catholic News Service BALTIMORE — At the urging of the Vatican, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will not vote on two proposals they were to discuss at their Baltimore meeting regarding their response to the clergy sex abuse crisis. Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, USCCB president, informed the bishops as they…

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Bishop Knestout Will Attend 2018 LARCUM Conference

11/12/18

Bishop Knestout will participate in the annual LARCUM Conference, which brings together people from Lutheran, Anglican, Roman Catholic and United Methodist backgrounds in Charlottesville from November 30-December 1. This year’s theme is Praying, Believing, Doing: An Ecumenism of Liturgy and Life. View the event brochure and schedule of events: https://bit.ly/2B1pyqd Find more information and register…

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U.S. Bishops To Meet Nov. 12-14 in Baltimore; Will Address Abuse Crisis and Action Items; Assembly to be Live Streamed, Live Tweeted, Carried Via Satellite

10/31/18

October 29, 2018 WASHINGTON—The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will gather for the 2018 Fall General Assembly in Baltimore, November 12-14. The assembly will begin with an address by Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, archbishop of Galveston-Houston and President of the USCCB and also an address by the Papal Nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Christophe Pierre.  The body of bishops will then adjourn to an on-site chapel for a full day of spiritual discernment and…

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Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Migration and Presidents of Catholic Relief Services and Catholic Charities USA Urge Humane Action Towards Those Seeking Protection

10/30/18

October 29, 2018 WASHINGTON— Bishop Joe S. Vásquez of Austin, Chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Migration, Sean Callahan, President and CEO of Catholic Relief Services, and Sister Donna Markham OP PhD, President and CEO of Catholic Charities USA issued the following statement urging all people of goodwill to speak and…

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