11/10/14 3:52 am
By Catholic News Service Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Michael P. Driscoll of Boise, Idaho, and appointed Bishop Peter F. Christensen of Superior, Wisconsin, to succeed him.
Bishop Driscoll, who has headed the statewide diocese since 1999, is 75, the age at which bishops are required by canon law to turn in their resignation to the pope.Read More
11/10/14 3:45 am
By Mark Pattison/Catholic News Service Octobers extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family was just one event, but a tale of two synods emerged from it, according to the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Speaking to reporters Nov. 10 after the morning session of the USCCBs annual fall general assembly in Baltimore, Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, acknowledged the differences in the synod experienced by the bishops participating in it and news accounts disseminated outside the synod.Read More
10/27/14 1:09 am
By Mark Pattison / Catholic News Service Liturgical matters will take center stage on the agenda of action items at the fall general meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, to be held Nov. 10-13 in Baltimore.
There will be five liturgical items up for consideration. All are subject to amendments from bishops. All but one require approval of two-thirds of the bishops, followed by final approval from the Vatican.Read More
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