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Critics of Pope Francis won’t rain on synod’s parade, says papal envoy to US

Cardinal-elect and Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, Christophe Pierre speaks to the press at the Vatican, on Friday, 29th September 2023.

Vatican CityRNS In the weeks leading up to the long-awaited Vatican Synod on Synodality from 4th to 29th October, perhaps no local church has been more polarized or vocally critical of the event than the conservative community in the US. But according to the Vatican representative to the US, Catholics shouldn’t be too concerned with […]

US cardinal asks bishops to challenge lawmakers who want to cut Ukraine aid

US Cardinal Robert McElroy of San Diego

Baltimore, USRNS America’s newest cardinal called on his fellow bishops to challenge lawmakers who want to cut Ukraine aid, urging prelates to speak out against leaders of a Republican majority in the next Congress angling to reduce US support for the country as it battles Russian invaders. Cardinal Robert McElroy of San Diego, who was elevated […]

US Catholic bishops to elect new leaders, mark abuse reform milestone

US Archbishop Jose H Gomez

United StatesAP US Catholic bishops began their fall meeting Monday where they will be electing new leaders – a vote that may signal whether they want to be more closely aligned with Pope Francis ‘ agenda or not. Several of the 10 candidates to be the next president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops are part of its powerful […]

In the US, retired Milwaukee Archbishop Rembert Weakland dies at age 95

US Archbishop Rembert Weakland 2002

Milwaukee, US AP Retired Milwaukee Archbishop Rembert Weakland, a leading Catholic liberal who pushed for social justice and increased power for women in the church before he resigned amid a sex and financial scandal, has died. He was 95. A classically trained musician who spoke multiple languages, Weakland died overnight at Clement Manor in Greenfield, […]