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With a Catholic president in office, America’s bishops threaten to sanction him over abortion

U.S. Protestants are not alone in believing modern-day politics are rending their fellowships in two. American Catholics are fighting about the same things, only this time with one of their own sittin...

Bishops debate 'Eucharistic coherence,' a matter of doctrine, politics and eternal judgement

Archbishop Salvatore Joseph Cordileone leads the Archdiocese of San Francisco, a symbolic city in debates about modern American culture. But what matters the most, as tensions rise among Catholic lead...

Pope Francis decrees cardinals and bishops can be tried by lay judges

Cardinals and bishops can now undergo trial in the Vatican tribunal and be judged by lay magistrates after Pope Francis issued a decree on Friday (April 30) — his second in two days — in which he stre...

US Catholic bishops may press Biden to stop taking Communion

When U.S. Catholic bishops hold their next national meeting in June, they’ll be deciding whether to send a tougher-than-ever message to President Joe Biden and other Catholic politicians: Don’t receiv...

United Methodist bishops cancel virtual special session of General Conference

United Methodist bishops have canceled a special session of the global denomination’s General Conference that was scheduled to meet May 8 online. The post United Methodist bishops cancel virtual speci...

Prayers and bloodshed during Lent: Catholic bishops cry out for help in Nigeria

pic.twitter.com/oqzkIRTvWT — Archdiocese of Lagos (@Lag_archdiocese) February 27, 2021 Another day, with yet another funeral. Catholics in Nigeria had buried many priests and believers killed in their...

Attention news editors: Are German Catholic bishops poised to become liberal Luthers?

Germany’s Catholic bishops embarked on a series of conversations in 2018 aimed at reforming church teachings. It was an ambitious, if not audacious, effort addressing everything from homosexuality, pr...