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Analysis: US bishops at odds over abortion and 'the Francis test'

The USCCB autumn general assembly in Baltimore, Md., Nov. 11, 2019. Credit: Christine Rousselle/CNA. Baltimore, Md., Nov 12, 2019 / 07:01 pm (CNA).- During the second day of the USCCB Fall General Assembly in Baltimore, divisions among the bishops bubbled briefly to the surface, with bishops exchanging sharp interventions on the “preeminence’ of abortion as ...

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Australian High Court allows Cardinal Pell to appeal sex abuse conviction

Cardinal George Pell. Credit: Alexey Gotovskiy/CNA. Melbourne, Australia, Nov 12, 2019 / 03:51 pm (CNA).- The Australian High Court announced Tuesday that Cardinal George Pell has been granted leave to appeal an August decision by the Court of Appeal in Victoria to uphold his conviction for child sexual abuse. Pell’s appeal to the High Court in Canberra, Australia’s supreme court, ...

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US bishops approve updated seminary program, Hispanic ministry efforts

Bishops at the 2019 USCCB fall assembly in Baltimore. Credit: Matt Hadro / CNA. Baltimore, Md., Nov 12, 2019 / 04:32 pm (CNA).- The U.S. Catholic bishops’ conference on Tuesday passed several action items, including an update of seminary formation and an effort to catalyze the evangelization of Hispanic Catholics in the U.S. Approval of the measures came as the ...

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US bishops approve hymn translations for Liturgy of the Hours

Baltimore, Md., Nov 12, 2019 / 03:01 pm (CNA).- The Latin rite bishops of the US voted overwhelmingly Tuesday morning to approve the International Commission on English in the Liturgy gray book translation of the hymns of the Liturgy of the Hours. The Nov. 12 vote was 204 in favor, and five against. Bishop Daniel Flores of Brownsville tweeted that ...

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Bishop Barron on how to reach out to the 'nones'

Bishop Robert Barron, auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles, speaks during the Word on Fire Conference in Huntington Beach, Calif., August 2018. Photo courtesy of Word on Fire. Baltimore, Md., Nov 12, 2019 / 02:38 pm (CNA).- Bishop Robert Barron, auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles and chairman of the US bishop’ committee on evangelization on Monday outlining five paths Church leaders ...

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Armenian Catholic priest killed in Syria; ISIS claims responsibility

Credit: alphaspirit via www.shutterstock.com. Qamishli, Syria, Nov 12, 2019 / 12:59 pm (CNA).- The Islamic State (ISIS) militant group on Monday claimed responsibility for the shooting of an Armenian Catholic priest and his father in northeastern Syria. Father Hovsep Bedoyan was the head of the Armenian Catholic community in the the Kurdish-majority city of Qamishli, near the border with Turkey. ...

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Chaldean patriarch calls for fasting, prayer amid Iraq protests

Iraqi protesters run from tear gas fired by security forces at Baghdad’s Khallani square during ongoing anti-government demonstrations, Nov. 12, 2019. Credit: Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP via Getty Images. Baghdad, Iraq, Nov 12, 2019 / 10:50 am (CNA).- The Chaldean patriarch has called for three days of fasting and prayer “for an end to the chaos and violence that are bloodying” Iraq. ...

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US bishops elect new committee leadership 

Bishops pray at the 2019 USCCB fall general assembly in Baltimore. Credit: Matt Hadro / CNA. Baltimore, Md., Nov 12, 2019 / 09:50 am (CNA).- Members of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) elected six new chairmen on Nov. 12 at their Fall General Assembly in Baltimore. The Board of Directors for Catholic Relief Services was also elected. ...

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New York bishops to vote remotely in Rome for USCCB elections

U.S. bishops from New England at Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica Nov. 7, 2019. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA. Vatican City, Nov 12, 2019 / 04:45 am (CNA).- New York bishops will be voting remotely from Rome Tuesday for the election of the next leaders of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. The 21 bishops from New York State will vote by ...

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