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Bishops give go-ahead to diocese’s Sister Thea Bowman sainthood effort

The U.S. bishops gave their assent to the canonization effort launched for Sister Thea Bowman by the Diocese of Jackson, Mississippi.
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Bishop Parker joins Facebook Live panel discussion at meeting of U.S. bishops

“Trust is such a difficult thing – it’s a difficult thing to earn, it’s a difficult thing to maintain and trust is really all about relationship,” Bishop Parker said during the session.
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Bishops consider, comment on proposed pastoral against racism

The U.S. bishops took the first steps toward approving a pastoral letter against racism with the document's introduction Nov. 13 during their annual fall general meeting.
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Psychologist addresses bishops on helping abuse victims to heal

Heather Banis, victim assistance coordinator for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, told bishops gathered Nov. 13 for the second day of their annual fall meeting in Baltimore that helping victims and survivors of child sex abuse heal is a journey and one that involves showing them repeated trustworthiness.
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Archbishop Lori addresses Baltimore media at bishops’ meeting

“I think the thing to keep your eye on is not the formality of whether it’s a resolution or a formal vote. The thing to keep our eye on is getting the job done and America, the United States, has been the world leader in this,” Archbishop Lori said.
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Cesareo fears for church future if more action not taken on abuse

The U.S. bishops gave a standing ovation Nov. 13 to Francesco Cesareo, chairman of the National Review Board, for his report on the widening abuse crisis in the church and his calls for more action from them to address the abuse.
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Former Glyndon pastor who ministered to those with addiction dies at 83

Father David Carey, former pastor of Sacred Heart in Glyndon and minister to those suffering from addiction, died Nov. 2. He was 83.
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Archbishop Hebda urges bishops to give all, show commitment to change

In his homily for the Mass, Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda of St. Paul-Minneapolis, said that providence provided inspirational readings for the day on the appropriate patronal feast of St. Josephat, a 16th-century “brother bishop who gave his life for his sheep.”
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Survivors of clergy child sex abuse tell U.S. bishops of rejection, pain

Luis A. Torres Jr. stood before a group of U.S. bishops during one of the most publicly watched of their fall annual meetings Nov. 12 in Baltimore and in doing so revealed to the world the reality that he has lived with since childhood: that he was abused by a priest.
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Protesters call for change outside bishops’ conference in Baltimore

Survivors of clergy sexual abuse shared their stories and demanded church reforms outside the fall meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Nov. 12 in Baltimore.
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Papal nuncio urges U.S. bishops to restore trust, bring about reform

At the start of the annual fall meeting of the U.S. bishops in Baltimore, Archbishop Christophe Pierre encouraged the U.S. bishops to work hard together to restore trust and bring about church reform amid the current crisis in the church.
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Archbishop Lori celebrates Mass marking 100th anniversary of World War I’s end

WASHINGTON — With a solemn Mass, the mournful toll of bells, and patriotic songs and poems, more than 300 gathered at the St. John Paul II National Shrine in Washington on Nov. 11 to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I and to honor those men and women who have served...
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