Faith and Justice: The bishops' annual report on abuse is not fun reading. Every allegation is bad news, but there is a bit of a silver lining.
Faith and Justice: The meeting of President Barack Obama and Pope Francis went smoothly, though there were a couple of bumps in the road.
Pope Francis this week urged commuters to get a pocket Bible and read it while traveling to and from work.
"A Christian's first task is to listen to the word of God, to listen to Jesus, because he speaks to us and saves us with his word," the pope said Sunday during a homily at the parish of Santa Maria dell'Orazione on the northeast outskirts of Rome, according to CNS.
A pocket Bible? How 20th century! Why not try an app?
Kim Daniels, the first person to become spokesperson for the president of the USCCB, left by her own choice earlier this year, the conference said.
Archbishop Joseph Kurtz applauded "heroic witness" of Catholic leaders in the region "who stand firm for human rights and democracy."
Making a Difference: Two bishops took time to share a simple supper -- soup and bread -- and dialogue with about 20 Catholic social justice and peace activists.
Analysis: After drawing a line in the sand on health care, a growing number of bishops are pushing back, arguing that hard-line rhetoric puts them in an untenable position.
We say: What were the bishops thinking when they approved the development of a pastoral statement on pornography but never mentioned its dangerous effects on clergy?
Has anything changed with the U.S. Catholic bishops? It is far too early to tell, but there were a few interesting things that occurred last week in Baltimore. First of all, the bishops returned to their normal process for selecting their president by elevating the current vice president to the presidency.
The bishops on Wednesday said in a statement that "the government is refusing to uphold its obligation to respect the rights of religious believers."