The Pilgrim's Journey

Pornography is ‘a dark shadow in our world’, says US bishop

Richard SontagLast Updated: November 30th, 2015Church News, Spiritual Reflections

The US bishops began discussion on a varied slate of items on the first day of their November 16-19 Autumn general assembly in Baltimore. Among the principal items up for consideration were a formal statement on pornography as well as revisions to their quadrennial political responsibility statement. In introducing the pornography document, Create a Clean … Read More

Pilgrims to the Holy Land seek God in the land of Jesus

R RLast Updated: June 14th, 2019Holy Land

February 6, 2015 Editorial in The Criterion On Feb. 4, Archbishop Joseph W. Tobin and a group of pilgrims from the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, including this writer, departed for the Holy Land. Like generations of pilgrims throughout history, these pilgrims are on a spiritual journey whose ultimate destination is God himself. Criterion readers will have … Read More

Students attending Catholic schools increase

R RLast Updated: November 13th, 2014Church News, US News

“Catholic schools provide lasting faith formation, vocations to the religious life and priesthood, high educational attainments, and communities of the New Evangelization and should reach out to Latino communities and other underserved populations as part of the Church’s mission to preach the Gospel”, said two U.S. bishops in a presentation to the Fall General Assembly … Read More

Indianapolis bishop elected to national bishops’ communications committee

R RLast Updated: November 12th, 2014Uncategorized

(by Chris Weldon) According to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), the conference of American prelates chose a new secretary-elect of the Conference and the chairmen-elect of five committees, at their annual fall General Assembly, November 11-14, in Baltimore. One of those chairmen-elect is Bishop Christopher J. Coyne, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. … Read More

Agree to disagree: How young Catholics pose a unique challenge for the Church

R RLast Updated: November 12th, 2014Church News, US News

By Matt Hadro  (CNA/EWTN News).- While a failure to understand doctrine is present in many segments of the Catholic population, young adults are exhibiting an alarmingly casual attitude towards accepting Church teaching, a study commissioned by the U.S. bishops has found. “They feel completely Catholic even while disagreeing with the Church. We often heard ‘the Pope … Read More

Marriott Waterfront to once again host bishops at USCCB general meeting in Baltimore Nov. 10-13

R RLast Updated: November 7th, 2014Church News

(USCCB/By Mark Pattison Catholic News Service) Liturgical matters will take center stage on the agenda of action items at the fall general meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, to be held Nov. 10-13 in Baltimore. [Baltimore Marriott Waterfront] There will be five liturgical items up for consideration. All are subject to amendments from … Read More

U.S. Bishops To Meet November 10-13 In Baltimore

R RLast Updated: October 6th, 2014Church News, US News

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will meet in Baltimore, November 10-13, for their annual Fall General Assembly. The bishops will hear the first presidential address of Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president of USCCB, who was elected to a three-year term in November 2013. Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, apostolic nuncio to … Read More

Celebrating The 50 Anniversary Of The Civil Rights Movement: Then And Now

R RLast Updated: August 3rd, 2015Church News, US News

(USCCB) To celebrate the 50 anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Subcommittee on African American Affairs will release a series of resources to highlight the achievements of the Civil Rights era and its connections to the Catholic Church. Over the next 12 months, resources will highlight the Mississippi … Read More