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St. John's Seminary chapel. Pilot Photo Gregory L. Tracy

Statement of Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM Cap Archbishop of Boston; The Pilot

Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley issued the following statement August 10:

Earlier this week I was informed that two former seminarians of St. John's Seminary in the Archdiocese of Boston had posted allegations on social media sites including the Archdiocese's Facebook page that during their time at the seminary they witnessed and experienced activities which are directly contrary to the moral standards and requirements of formation for the Catholic priesthood. 

Sermon And Deeds Of The Antichrist. Luca Signorelli, Between 1499 And 1502. [Public Domain], Via Wikimedia Commons

THE MCCARRICK MESS ; The Boston Pilot

Archbishop McCarrick did wicked things and so did those, it appears, who enabled him. And we have to come to terms with these sins.

 

Bishop Robert 
Barron

 

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)

President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Issues Statement on Course of Action Responding to Moral Failures of Judgement on the Part of Church Leaders

August 1, 2018

WASHINGTON—Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has issued the following statement noting the steps the U.S. Bishops Conference will take in addressing the failures of the Church in protecting the people of God.    

Cardinal DiNardo's full statement follows:

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)

President of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Statement on Cardinal Theodore McCarrick Resignation from College of Cardinals

July 28, 2018

WASHINGTON—Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has issued the following statement upon Pope Francis’s acceptance of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s resignation from the College of Cardinals. Pope Francis has also imposed on Cardinal McCarrick, suspension ad divinis and has directed him to observe a life of prayer and penance in seclusion until the completion of the canonical process.

Cardinal DiNardo’s full statement follows:

Reverend Jonathan P. Defelice

CARDINAL O’MALLEY APPOINTS REVEREND JONATHAN P. DEFELICE, O.S.B., PRESIDENT EMERITUS OF SAINT ANSELM COLLEGE TO BE JUDICIAL VICAR FOR THE ARCHDIOCESE OF BOSTON

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM Cap announced the appointment of Reverend Jonathan P. DeFelice, O.S.B. as Judicial Vicar for the Archdiocese of Boston. Father Jonathan currently serves in the Tribunal for the Diocese of Providence and is the President Emeritus, Saint Anselm College. His appointment is effective September 4, 2018. Father Jonathan succeeds Most Reverend Mark O’Connell, JCD, who is Auxiliary Bishop for the North Region in the Archdiocese of Boston.

 

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U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Announces New Book on Pope Francis’s Vision for the Permanent Diaconate

WASHINGTON—  The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is making available a new book titled, Pope Francis, Deacons: Servants of Charity. 

Written through the eyes of a deacon, this study of the permanent diaconate discerns who deacons are in relation to the Church and the service that flows from their interior character as ordained ministers, preachers of the Word, and models of Christ. As deacons move along the path of charity, they herald the Good News of Jesus Christ in the world.

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Migration and Refugee Services of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and Catholic Charities USA Lend Their Support to Catholic Charities Agencies Reuniting Families

July 12, 2018

WASHINGTON—The Migration and Refugee Services of USCCB and Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) today issued the following statement on the ongoing efforts to reunite children separated from their families at the border.

 

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President of U.S. Bishops’ Conference to Senate: Support for Roe v. Wade Should Not Be Used as a Litmus Test for Judicial Nominees

Friday July 6, 2018

WASHINGTON— Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), wrote to the members of the Senate on July 6, urging them not to use support for Roe v. Wade as a litmus test for judicial nominees in their deliberations about the upcoming vacancy on the Supreme Court of the United States.

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