Roundup of day two of the bishops' annual meeting.
"It is clear that the Holy See is taking seriously the abuse crisis in the church."
"Only love can truly defeat evil. Love begets love, and peace begets peace, but anger, hatred and violence breed more of the same."
The bishops' pro-life committee praised a decision by the Department of Health and Human Services to end a contract with a company "whose business is to procure aborted baby parts."
About 3,200 diocesan delegates, bishops and representatives Catholic organizations participated in four days of dialogue and consultation to discern the priority issues for Hispanic ministry.
Hispanics represent about 40 percent of U.S. Catholics and nearly 60 percent of millennial Catholics, according to research from the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate.
The enthusiasm, compassion, the love and the joy of the Encuentro process is a means of grace.
The "Hope Monstrance," traveled in 2006 and 2007 to 140 churches across Louisiana and Mississippi to promote the city's Katrina recovery and the power of perpetual adoration.
The overarching goal in all of this is stronger protections against predators in the church and anyone who would conceal them.
The more she is buffeted by storms, the more I am reminded that the church's firm foundation is Jesus Christ. The failures of men cannot diminish the light of the Gospel.