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  • DREAM Act prayer walk Dec. 1 at St. James

     
    A prayer and solidarity walk will start Wednesday, Dec. 1, at 4 p.m. from St. James Catholic Cathedral, 215 N. Orange Ave., Orlando, in support of the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2009 that would provide legal st...
  • Reform Catholics react to Dolan’s election as bishops president

     
    Leaders of Voice of the Faithful, the 30,000-strong organization committed to reforming the Catholic Church, expressed hope for their reform initiatives as Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York was elected U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops preside...
  • In surprise pick, U.S. Catholic bishops choose N.Y. archbishop as new leader

     
    From The Associated Press: BALTIMORE — New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan was elected Tuesday to be president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in an upset victory over an Arizona vice president with a moderate style who had been widely...
  • Archbishop Wenski to head to Cuba for opening of new seminary

     
    Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami is part of a delegation from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops that will attend the opening ceremony for a new seminary in Havana, Cuba, in a few days. The seminary is the first to open in Cuba in more than 50...
  • Catholic bishops applaud stem cell court order

     
    Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, welcomed the federal court injunction against the Obama administration's funding of human embryonic stem...
  • What Catholic bishops have learned from the abuse crisis

     
    What would you think would be the most important things Roman Catholic bishops in the U.S. learned from the sex-abuse crisis? Bishop Blase Cupich of South Dakota, who is the chairman of the Committee for Child and Youth Protection for the United States...
  • A tacit endorsement of a downsized papacy

     
    There's irony in the decision of the Vatican to fight lawsuits stemming from the allegations of sexual abuse of minors by clergy. In resisting the claims of victims from the United States, the Holy See is arguing that local bishops are not Vatican...
  • U.S. Catholic bishops meeting in St. Petersburg this week

     
    The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is meeting in St. Petersburg this week to focus on prayer and reflection. The conference is at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort, which reportedly has offered the bishops a discount....
  • Obama's 'war on religion'

    Obama's 'war on religion'
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has a new TV spot accusing President Barack Obama of waging "war on religion." It's a reckless, overstated spot that exploits prejudice against gays while deliberately distorting major issues. But here's the surprise: Perry has a...
  • Pope Benedict XVI Appoints Bishop Joseph P. McFadden as Tenth Bishop of Harrisburg

    Pope Benedict XVI Appoints Bishop Joseph P. McFadden as Tenth Bishop of Harrisburg
    An auxiliary bishop from Philadelphia is the new head of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg. Pope Benedict XVI has named Joseph McFadden the tenth bishop of Harrisburg. McFadden is scheduled to be introduced at a news conference Tuesday morning....
  • US Bishops Elect Archbishop Dolan As Head In Upset

    US Bishops Elect Archbishop Dolan As Head In Upset
    New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan was elected president Tuesday of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in a surprise win that underscored the bishops' shift toward a more aggressive defense of orthodoxy. Dolan defeated Tucson Bishop Gerald Kicanas,...
  • From the Back Pew: Saturday vs. Sunday Mass

    I would like to thank two colleagues, photographer Raul Roa and sports editor Jeff Tully, for pointing out to me last week that those who do not wish to go to Mass on Sunday but instead wish to watch a major sporting event can indeed go to the Saturday...