BALTIMORE (RNS) Given the urgency of the immigration crisis and the electoral gains by Republicans who have thwarted earlier reform efforts, “it would be derelict not to support administrative actions … which would provide immigrants and their families legal protection,” a leading bishop said.
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BALTIMORE (RNS) A new study presented to U.S. Catholic bishops showed that the Catholic Church is seen as “judgmental,” and that finger-wagging attitude is the biggest sin in the view of many lay people.
BALTIMORE (RNS) Pope Francis’ change in focus has unsettled a number of American bishops more used to a hierarchy oriented toward hot-button culture war issues. Adapting to a new agenda is the focus of this week’s bishops’ meeting.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Cardinal Walter Kasper, known as “the pope’s theologian,” says critics shouldn’t fear Pope Francis’ focus on mercy.
(RNS) The appointment of Bishop Blase Cupich, a prelate closely identified with the Catholic Church’s progressive wing, to succeed Cardinal Francis George could upend decades of conservative dominance of the American hierarchy.
(RNS) The newest revision by the Obama administration still doesn’t satisfy some religious groups’ objections.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “Many of their rights are violated, they are obliged to separate from their families and, unfortunately, continue to be the subject of racist and xenophobic attitudes,” Pope Francis said of migrants along the U.S.-Mexico border.
(RNS) “If the point of this event were to single out a group of individuals and target them for hatred, I most certainly would not be there,” wrote San Francisco Achbishop Salvatore Cordileone, who leads the Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Bishop Gerald Kicanas of Tucson, Ariz., said bishops wanted to tell some of the stories from a border Mass to humanize the immigration debate because “when there’s a faceless person, it’s easy to reject or ignore or put aside that person.”