Every effort must be made to protect children Broad-based approach to problem is welcome U.S. bishops have made great strides but still more to be done December 5, 2013 WASHINGTON—Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, welcomed the decision o
Here is a round up of the Pennsylvania Bishops’ reactions to Pope Francis. Click on the links to read their statements in full. Archbishop Chaput of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia said, ” I first met our new Holy Father at Rome’s 1997 Synod for America, and still ha
According to a report from the Catholic News Service, the latest Vatican statistics show a slight increase in Catholics as a percentage of the world’s population, and a slow but steady rise in the number of priests and seminarians worldwide.