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April 02, 2020
The Bishop of Boise told priests last month that the ordinary form of the Mass should not be celebrated ad orientem
March 28, 2020
The bishop withdrew permission for nurses to perform the anointing
March 28, 2020
The chair of the US bishops’ committee on liturgy wrote to US bishops on Friday clarifying issues related to the sacraments of penance and anointing of the sick which have arisen during the Church’s response to the coronavirus pandemic
March 27, 2020
The Diocese of Springfield permitted a nurse, rather than a priest, to conduct the physical anointing
February 22, 2020
Archbishop John Wester of Santa Fe has offered his recollections of a meeting between Pope Francis and the American Southwest, especially as regards a discussion during the meeting of Fr. James Martin, SJ. CNA reported on February 20 that Martin was discussed during a February 10 meeting between the pope and bishops of the USCCB’s
February 21, 2020
During a private meeting with bishops from the southwestern United States, Pope Francis talked about his 2019 meeting with Fr. James Martin, SJ, and about pastoral care and assisted suicide. The Pope met on February 10 for more than two hours with bishops from New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming. Several bishops present at
January 16, 2020
A Scottish bishop accused of committing plagiarism in his doctoral dissertation told CNA that while he never intentionally committed any act of plagiarism, he will accept whatever consequences might come from the accusation. “I can categorically state that there was absolutely never any intention to plagiarise any work,” Bishop Stephen Robson of Dunkeld, Scotland, told
January 16, 2020
Four months after the Diocese of Scranton began looking into allegations against the rector of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, a spokesman for the diocese said the investigation is not yet concluded. “At this point, the investigation is still underway and I have nothing new to report at this time,”
January 14, 2020
Amid still-unfolding controversy surrounding a new book on priestly celibacy, the book’s US publisher says it plans to continue identifying pope emeritus Benedict XVI as coauthor of the text. The former pope’s private secretary requested Tuesday that Benedict not be listed as a coauthor. The book, “From the Depths of Our Hearts,” is a text
November 28, 2019
A Michigan diocese said it supports a priest who told a parishioner that because of her same-sex civil marriage she should not receive the Eucharist. “Inclusion and acceptance have been a hallmark of Catholic Churches in the Diocese of Grand Rapids throughout the diocese’s history. They remain so. They presume, however, a respect on the
November 12, 2019
When he became a priest four decades ago, Archbishop Jose Gomez did not expect that he would one day lead the largest archdiocese in the U.S., or the country’s bishops’ conference. “I just wanted to be a priest,” Gomez told CNA with a laugh, speaking about his election. “Somehow God wanted me to do what
November 11, 2019
The U.S. bishops’ conference fall meeting is unlikely to offer any surprises to Church observers watching to assembly. In fact, while the meeting will begin Monday, its only real surprise came weeks ago, when the list of candidates for the conference presidency and vice presidency was published. The bishops will elect a new president Monday,
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