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U.S. Bishops Approve Three Action Items During 2020 General Assembly

11/17/20

November 17, 2020 WASHINGTON—The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) approved today three action items at their 2020 Fall General Assembly that met November 16-17 in a virtual format. The full body of bishops approved the Revised Strategic Priorities for the 2021-24 USCCB Strategic Plan, “Created Anew by the Body and Blood of Christ:…

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USCCB Statement on Holy See’s Report on Theodore McCarrick

11/10/20

en español Statement on Holy See’s Report on Theodore McCarrick Most Reverend José H. Gomez Archbishop of Los Angeles President, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops   November 10, 2020 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,…

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Comunicado sobre el Reporte de la Santa Sede en relación con Theodore McCarrick

11/10/20

English Comunicado sobre el Reporte de la Santa Sede en relación con Theodore McCarrick Reverendísimo José H. Gomez Arzobispo de Los Ángeles Presidente de la Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de Estados Unidos   10 de noviembre de 2020 Recibo con satisfacción el informe de la investigación de la Santa Sede sobre su conocimiento y toma de decisiones…

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Statement from Bishop Knestout in Response to Today’s Released Vatican Report Regarding Theodore E. McCarrick

11/10/20

For Immediate Release: November 10, 2020 (RICHMOND, Va.) – Earlier today, the Vatican published an extensive report following an investigation of Theodore McCarrick, former cardinal of the Catholic Church (1930-2017). In response, Bishop Barry C. Knestout has issued the following statement: “I express my deepest gratitude to our Holy Father, Pope Francis, for ordering the…

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Mass, Holy Hour Highlight Eucharistic Congress

11/7/20

Mass, Holy Hour Pinnacle of Bicentennial Eucharistic Congress By Brian Olszewski, editor, The Catholic Virginian | November 7, 2020 While much of the Diocese of Richmond’s first Eucharistic Congress was virtual, the Mass and the Holy Hour on Saturday morning, Nov. 7, were live. The Mass at St. Peter’s Church, Richmond, was concelebrated by Bishop Barry…

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President of U.S. Bishops’ Conference Issues Statement on 2020 Presidential Election

11/7/20

November 7, 2020  WASHINGTON – Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued the following statement on the 2020 presidential election:  We thank God for the blessings of liberty. The American people have spoken in this election. Now is the time for our leaders to…

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Presidente de la USCCB emite un comunicado sobre las elecciones presidenciales de 2020

11/7/20

7 de noviembre de 2020  WASHINGTON- El arzobispo José H. Gomez, de Los Ángeles, y presidente de la Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de Estados Unidos emitió la siguiente declaración sobre las elecciones presidenciales de 2020:  Damos gracias a Dios por la bendición de la libertad. El pueblo estadounidense ha hablado en esta elección. Ahora es…

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Catholic Diocese of Richmond Holds First Eucharistic Congress as Part of Bicentennial Celebration

11/6/20

For Immediate Release: November 6, 2020 Catholic Diocese of Richmond Holds First Eucharistic Congress as Part of Bicentennial Celebration Highlights Include Keynote Presentation from Cardinal-Designate Wilton D. Gregory, Virtual Mass and Holy Hour (RICHMOND, Va.) – The Catholic Diocese of Richmond will host its first Eucharistic Congress, the pinnacle of the bicentennial celebration in 2020,…

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Bishop Chairmen Urge the Supreme Court to Preserve the Right of Catholic Foster Care Agencies to Serve

11/4/20

November 4, 2020 WASHINGTON—Three bishop chairmen of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) have issued a statement on the oral arguments held today before the Supreme Court of the United States in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia. Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski of Miami, chairman of the Committee for Religious Liberty, Archbishop Paul S. Coakley…

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Bishop Knestout Celebrates Mass of Christian Burial for His Mother, Caroline Knestout

10/29/20

The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for Caroline Mae (née Lucci) Knestout on Wednesday, Oct. 28. Mrs. Knestout, mother of Bishop Knestout, passed away peacefully at age 93 on Wednesday, Oct. 21, surrounded by her family. The Mass, celebrated at St. Pius X Church, Bowie, Md., where Mrs. Knestout was a member for many…

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