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United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

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  • Chicago Catholic Archdiocese offers counseling for families of sex abuse victims

    Long scorned by victims' advocates for not doing enough to help survivors of clergy sex abuse, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago has tried to make up for lost time and lost souls. On Tuesday, the archdiocese launched an unprecedented counseling...
  • Release of Cardinal George's deposition revealing

    Editor's note: This article appeared in the Aug. 15, 2008, edition of the Chicago Tribune. . When Cardinal Francis George released his deposition on the sexual abuse scandal last week, he offered an unprecedented look into the Roman Catholic Church'...
  • Cardinal sees odds Obama must face

    Cardinal sees odds Obama must face
    BALTIMORE — Chicago's Cardinal Francis George applauded the rise of an African-American to the White House, but he cautioned that President-elect Barack Obama faces "formidable" odds in serving the good of all. "In working for the common good of...
  • Many Catholic schools fight to survive

    Troubles at St. Anne Catholic School in Santa Monica were so dire at one point that Father Michael D. Gutierrez turned to his congregation for help. He refused to give his sermon until at least 10 families stepped forward to consider enrolling their...
  • Letters to the editor

    Obama at Notre Dame Re “Catholicism and politics,” editorial, April 1 The Times makes a poor case against well-founded Catholic criticism of Notre Dame's decision to invite President Obama to speak at graduation. A commencement speaker...
  • Stem cell milestone achieved

    Researchers from Japan and Wisconsin reported Tuesday that they had reprogrammed mature human cells to behave almost exactly like embryonic stem cells, a biological breakthrough that instantly recasts the field's ethical, scientific and economic...
  • 'Golden Compass' loses its religion

    It's become an article of faith among many Americans that Hollywood hates God. So it's not really surprising that, hoping for big box-office returns this holiday season, New Line Pictures decided to mute the religious content in its $180-million...
  • Drug cartels raise the stakes on human smuggling

    Drug cartels raise the stakes on human smuggling
    Mexican drug cartels and their vast network of associates have branched out from their traditional business of narcotics trafficking and are now playing a central role in the multibillion-dollar-a-year business of illegal immigrant smuggling, U.S. law...
  • Bishops OK 'child in womb' blessings

     
    by Frank James President-elect Obama famously said during his interview with preacher Rick Warren at Saddleback Church that determining the point at which an unborn "baby" gets rights was "above his pay grade." Making that determination has obviously...
  • Obama at Notre Dame: Another protest

     
    by Christi Parsons, with an updated report A prominent abortion rights opponent is refusing to appear at the Notre Dame commencement ceremonies with President Barack Obama, partly out of concern that her appearance might serve to "balance" the event and.....
  • Religious leaders seek healthcare for illegal immigrants

     
    Calling access to healthcare a moral and spiritual imperative, Los Angeles faith leaders held a religious service and launched a phone bank Friday to urge congressional leaders to include illegal immigrants in any healthcare reform plan. The question of...
  • Is the Church really this blind?

    In 2004, Bishop Wilton Gregory, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, proclaimed that after two years of relentless investigations into priests who sexually abused children and the bishops who protected them, "the scandal is history." For...