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The Office of Bishop

The Office of Bishop

Fortuitously, the first reading for this Monday, which is the day that the annual fall meeting of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Baltimore begins, speaks to the qualifications of a bishop. The full reading from Titus is as follows: Paul, a slave of

Restoring Trust

Restoring Trust

On Monday, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops will convene for its 2018 Fall General Assembly—a meeting that may be one of the most important in the history of American Catholicism. The American bishops are the subjects of federal and state investigations into sexual abuse

Six Steps for Better Seminaries

Six Steps for Better Seminaries

Although clergy sexual abuse scandals aren’t new, the ones that have rocked the Catholic Church this summer revolved around a group seldom focused on before: seminarians. The sexual harassment and abuse of seminarians, and the response of seminary leaders, have been at the center of