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Some bishops now realise that if they want to initiate reforms, they can only do so in their own dioceses

‘At no time prior to the Baltimore meeting did the two of us collaborate in developing, nor even talk about, an alternative plan’

‘It was a mutual effort,’ one Archdiocese of Washington official told CNA

US bishops vote down resolution urging Holy See to release McCarrick documents

Cardinal DiNardo said the Holy See insisted that consideration of new measures be delayed

Many synod fathers were surprised by the inclusion of ‘synodality’ in a document purportedly focused on youth

The idea of bishops coming together is nothing new – but history shows they can overstep their authority

The use of the term ‘LGBT’ in the synod’s working document caused a storm this spring

The investigation comes a day after the opening of a hotline for reporting allegations of clerical sexual abuse

The US Justice Department is stepping in to the Pennsylvania abuse crisis