Reform requires holiness, USCCB president says in closing remarks

BALTIMORE – On the final day of the public sessions of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Fall General Assembly, November 14, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the USCCB, delivered the following remarks, according to a USCCB press release:

U.S. bishops approve pastoral letter against racism

BALTIMORE – The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops approved a formal statement against racism Wednesday, November 14, during its Fall General Assembly. The pastoral letter, entitled “Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love,” was approved by a two-thirds majority vote of 241-3 with one abstention.

Reporting hotline for complaints against bishops debated at USCCB meeting

BALTIMOREBALTIMORE - e –BALTIMORE – A third-party complaint hotline could solve a major problem in the church when it comes to reporting abuse — namely, that there is currently no procedure in place for filing complaints against bishops, Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles said at the USCCB meeting Tuesday.

Archbishop Sartain’s message from Day 1 of the USCCB Fall General Assembly

The bishops of the United States are meeting this week in Baltimore for the annual fall assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Archbishop J. Peter Sartain shared the following message this evening at the close of the first day. Follow Northwest Catholic this week for regular updates from…