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USCCB president to bishops: Take Gospel to troubled people during pandemic

CLEVELAND – Admitting that people’s faith in God “has been shaken” by the pandemic and related economic turmoil, Los Angeles Archbishop José H. Gomez called on his fellow bishops to take the news of the Resurrection and the triumph of life over death directly to people to help them navigate…

USCCB president apologizes to clergy abuse victims as report is released

WASHINGTON -- Calling a Vatican report on its investigation into its knowledge of sexual improprieties of Theodore McCarrick while a clergyman, Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles said the findings mark "another tragic chapter in the church's long struggle to confront the crimes of sexual abuse by clergy."

Oregon fires: Most churches safe, for now, offering shelter

PORTLAND, Oregon – While the foothills of Oregon’s Cascade Mountains have been ablaze, creating red apocalyptic skies and leaving five small towns in ashes, most of the churches in the Archdiocese of Portland have not burned and many have offered shelter to thousands of evacuees.

Faith leaders criticize Trump’s plan to reject new DACA applicants

WASHINGTON – Faith leaders and immigrant advocates have denounced the Trump administration’s plan to reject first-time applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, and limit DACA renewals to one-year extensions instead of two.

Priest’s love of math, baseball helps him develop new stat measures

WASHINGTON – WAR, what is it good for? For Edwin Starr, the answer was “absolutely nothin’” — although “somethin’” might be a better answer, since he had a No. 1 hit with the tune in 1970. But for Dominican Father Humbert Kilanowski, he’s got a different answer, because he’s asking…