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An update from Archbishop Lori

Please join me in praying for the victim-survivors, for the renewal of our Church and for those of us who are charged with the awesome responsibility to shepherd and guide...
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Bishops’ actions at spring meeting called a ‘work in progress’

The gathering of U.S. bishops June 11-13 in Baltimore was anything but business as usual.
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Bishops vote to revise U.S. catechism’s capital punishment section

The U.S. bishops voted June 13 to revise what the U.S. church teaches its adult members about the death penalty in a passage on the issue in the U.S. Catechism...
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Protocol approved on restrictions on bishops facing claim of abuse

The U.S. bishops overwhelmingly approved a measure that would enable bishops to apply restrictions in the life and ministry of retired bishops accused of sexual abuse or who failed to...
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Bishops pass 10-point plan to acknowledge ‘episcopal commitments’

The U.S. bishops approved a 10-point statement, "Affirming Our Episcopal Commitments," June 13 during their general meeting in Baltimore in which the bishops hope to regain "the trust of the...
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Bishops approve third-party reporting system; to be in place by May 31

A nationwide third-party system for receiving confidential reports of "certain complaints" against bishops took a step closer to being implemented during the spring general assembly of the U.S. Conference of...
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Bishops Parker and Wack call for more transparency and lay involvement in Facebook Live event

Transparency and honesty are key elements of restoring the trust of the laity, especially young people, according to two bishops who participated in a Facebook Live event sponsored June 11...
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Catholic Church should focus on getting ‘nones’ back, Bishop Barron says

Although the U.S. bishops' spring assembly in Baltimore was mostly devoted to responding to the sexual abuse crisis in the church, the bishops also considered something described as the second-most...
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Bishops urged to do more for immigrants, spiritually and otherwise

Catholic bishops urged their fellow prelates to do more to support the suffering of immigrant families, to be with them spiritually as pastors and to voice support for legal measures...
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TOP PRIORITY: The U.S. bishops undertook various matters during their 2019 spring assembly in Baltimore that weren’t related to the clergy sexual abuse crisis, but they said the scandal had to be their top priority.

BISHOP DESCRIBES ABUSE IMPACT AND HOPE: Auxiliary Bishop Robert E. Barron of Los Angeles expresses concern over the impact of the clergy sexual abuse crisis on Catholics during the U.S. bishops’ spring assembly in Baltimore, but also sees hope for the future.

REPORTING SET UP FOR BISHOP SEX ABUSE:The U.S. bishops overwhelmingly approved the establishment of a national third-party reporting hotline for when bishops are accused of sexual abuse.

BISHOPS’ MISSION TO RESTORE TRUST: Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston compared the early church missions of Barnabas and Paul to the modern-era mission of restoring trust following the clerical sexual abuse crisis in his homily during the U.S. bishops’ spring assembly in Baltimore.

U.S. BISHOPS ADDRESS CLERGY SEX ABUSE: The president of the U.S. bishops’ conference opens the bishops’ spring assembly in Baltimore by vowing to adopt procedures that would tackle the clerical sexual abuse scandals.