Tag: Bishops

April 14, 2020 – Bishops dedicate Americas to Our Lady of Guadalupe during pandemic

The dedication of the region to Our Lady of Guadalupe — often called “Empress of the Americas” — revived a tradition of seeking her intervention in times of crisis and during pandemics. Churches throughout the region joined in the livestreamed Mass by ringing their bells at noon Mexico City time.

March 29, 2019 – Vatican Guidelines for Protection of Minors – FULL TEXT


The Supreme Pontiff Francis’ Apostolic Letter in the Form of a ‘Motu Proprio’ on the Protection of Minors and Vulnerable Persons

January 3, 2019 – Pope Francis’ letter to the U.S. bishops


Entering with trust into Jesus’ prayer to the Father, we want to learn from him and, with firm resolve, to begin this time of prayer, silence and reflection, of dialogue and communion, of listening and discernment. In this way, we will allow him to conform our hearts to his image and help us discover his will.

Response by USCCB at


November 19, 2018 – Church in Chile to sign accord with prosecutor’s office for investigation of abuse


The Chilean  bishops’ conference has announced the signing of a collaboration agreement with the prosecutor’s office for the investigation of sex crimes within the Catholic Church.

Bishop Luis Fernando Ramos Perez, auxiliary bishop of Santiago and secretary general of the bishops’ conference,  made the announcement at the conclusion of the bishops’ Nov. 12-16 plenary assembly in Lo Cañas, a Santiago suburb.


November 15, 2018: Vatican, US bishops face class-action lawsuit from victims of clergy sex abuse