Tag Archives: USCCB

Archbp. Dolan issues a warning to Pres. Obama: Stop attacking marriage and religious liberty!

I found this to be pretty interesting.  I urge you to read the whole thing.  It is perhaps the best presentation of the issues I have seen in a brief form. Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York City has sent, … Continue reading

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Serious discrepancies in USCCB’s derogations from the GIRM concerning EMHCs.

From a reader about a curious discrepancy on the site of the USCCB about the General Instruction/Institution of the Roman Missal. On the USCCB site for the new edition of the GIRM [2011] (HERE) there is a link to Derogations … Continue reading

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USCCB Media Blog reacts to Dept. of Health and Human Services

In missed this post by Sr. Mary Ann Walsh, RSM, the other day on the USCCB’s media blog.  Even though the blogosphere can sometimes move fast enough that people forget about what happened just a few days ago, it is … Continue reading

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Bishops Conferences and Fangorn Forest

A comment from a reader in my email: This talk of the bishops, and lots of talking, and going to war somehow calls to my mind the Ents. If our Entish bishops were to rouse themselves to war, they could … Continue reading

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LifeSite: A plea to U.S. Bishops: Please love enough to speak of the dangers of homosexuality.

LifeSite News has a piece by John-Henry Westen entitled: A plea to U.S. Bishops: Please love enough to speak of the dangers of homosexuality. Read the whole thing there, but here is the last part. […] The only answer that … Continue reading

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Bp. Cordileone on Gov. Cuomo, NY legislature’s promotion of contrary-to-nature unions

The chairman of the USCCB’s subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage has reacted to the Gov. Cuomo’s and the NY state legislature’s promotion of the legalization of contrary-to-nature unions. This is the USCCB press release: BISHOP CORDILEONE EXPRESSES … Continue reading

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USCCB meeting

I have been watching on a live stream something of the USCCB meeting going on in Seattle right now. This morning, there was a presentation about a document being prepared on the importance of preaching. I still find it odd … Continue reading

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USCCB shreds Sr. Elizabeth Johnson’s book on the Trinity

US Bishops do care about theology and what is being taught and written.  For example, even though we already knew this, Sr. Elizabeth Johnson’s book on the Trinity, Quest for the Living God, is not a good book. The Doctrine … Continue reading

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US bishop hear the word “blog” during meeting

Problem: Catholic Bishops in general today know as much about most social issues – in this case the internet and social networking – as they did about astronomy in the 16th century. With that in mind… a note from the … Continue reading

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Getting from Washington DC to Rome

I noticed that the annual fall plenary session of the USCCB will be held 15-18 November. But there will be consistory in Rome immediately thereafter. The Cardinals are supposed to be present, at least. It is a consistory after all. … Continue reading

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Power outage

From the blog of CNS: Power outage at USCCB, CNS Power is out this morning at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops after a line of severe thunderstorms rolled through Washington yesterday afternoon. And since we’re in the USCCB building, … Continue reading

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CNA and USCCB’s Sec. for Communications square off. Who speaks for the Catholic Church in the USA?

Before proceeding, you might want to review my post "Magisterium of Nuns". Remember: In direct opposition to the US Catholic bishops, the Catholic Health Association (CHA), run especially by liberal Catholic women religious, backed the "health care" reform legislation of … Continue reading

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A magisterium of nuns

In this matter of contingent, prudential judgments, whose judgment will in time prove to have been the more prudent? The Catholic bishops with pro-life groups or their opposition, the LCWR and CHA and NCR, etc? I happen to think the … Continue reading

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Catholic Health Ass. supports pro-abortion Senate bill

From Serviam: Sister Carol Keehan, the uber-compensated (over $850K a year) President of the Catholic Health Association, broke with the USCCB and Pro Life groups and announced the CHA’s support of the pro-abortion Senate health care bill.   See Lifesite: … Continue reading

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CWN: US bishops oppose Senate health reform bill, clarify Politico

This morning I heard on one of those start-up-the-day TV shows (some news mixed with the mind-numbingly inane) that the Catholic bishops had in some way endorsed the proposed health care legislation for the US despite the obvious funding of … Continue reading

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