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Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley looks over documents Nov. 14 during the general session meeting in Baltimore. (CNS photo/Rick Musacchio, Tennessee Register)

Cardinal O'Malley discusses bishops' meeting

BALTIMORE -- On the final day of the 2018 Fall General Assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Nov. 14, Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley spoke to The Pilot about developments at the meeting, including the unexpected request by the Vatican for bishops delay voting on proposed responses to clergy abuse. 

Following is an edited version of the interview:

Q. After the Vatican requested that no new policies be voted on at this meeting, what do you think can still be accomplished? 

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U.S. Bishops Approved “Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love,” A Pastoral Letter Against Racism

November 14, 2018 

BALTIMORE— The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) approved today, during its November General Assembly, the formal statement, “Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love,” A Pastoral Letter Against Racism. The full body of bishops approved it by a two-thirds majority vote.

Bishop Shelton J. Fabre, of Houma-Thibodaux, Chairman of U.S. Bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism issued the following statement:

Pope Francis poses for a photo with Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States, at the Vatican Nov. 10. Archbishop Pierre returned to the United States the following day in time for the Nov. 12 opening of the U.S. bishops' general assembly in Baltimore. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)

Vatican asks USCCB to delay vote on sex abuse response proposals

BALTIMORE (CNS) -- At the urging of the Vatican, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will not vote on two proposals they were to discuss at their Baltimore meeting regarding their response to the clergy sex abuse crisis.

Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, USCCB president, informed the bishops as they opened their fall general assembly Nov. 12 that the Vatican wanted the bishops to delay any vote until after a February meeting with the pope and presidents of the bishops' conferences around the world that will focus on addressing clergy abuse.

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President of U.S. Bishops’ Conference Issues Statement Following Deadly Shooting in California

November 8, 2018 

WASHINGTON—Following the tragic shooting early this morning in Thousand Oaks, California, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a statement calling for the enactment of reasonable measures to end gun violence.

The full statement of Cardinal DiNardo follows: 

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U.S. BISHOPS TO MEET NOV. 12-14 IN BALTIMORE; WILL ADDRESS ABUSE CRISIS AND ACTION ITEMS; ASSEMBLY TO BE LIVE STREAMED, LIVE TWEETED, CARRIED VIA SATELLITE

October 29, 2018 

WASHINGTON—The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will gather for the 2018 Fall General Assembly in Baltimore, November 12-14.  

The assembly will begin with an address by Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, archbishop of Galveston-Houston and President of the USCCB and also an address by the Papal Nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Christophe Pierre.  The body of bishops will then adjourn to an on-site chapel for a full day of spiritual discernment and prayer.  This will be followed by a Mass celebrated Monday evening at the site of the assembly.   

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October 27, 2018 - Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley Statement on Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting

"Today, we stand in solidarity with our Jewish brothers and sisters who are experiencing the bitter pain of suffering and loss inflicted on them by a senseless shooting in their holy place of worship at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.

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President of U.S. Bishops' Conference Issues Statement Following Shooting in Pittsburgh

WASHINGTON—Following the tragic shooting this morning at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a statement calling for prayer and action to put an end to violence.

The full statement is as follows:

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U.S. Bishops Will Gather for Seven Days of Prayer and Reflection at Invitation of Pope Francis

October 23, 2018 

WASHINGTON— At the invitation of Pope Francis, the Bishops of the United States will gather for a spiritual retreat set to take place at Mundelein Seminary in the Archdiocese of Chicago.  The bishops will gather in prayer and unity for seven days, from January 2-8, as brothers in the Episcopacy.

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Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley Statement On Seminary Review

 

 

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

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