Did Concerns Re. the Pope’s Agenda Color the USCCB General Assembly? Bishop Coyne Says Definitely Not

At this week's General Assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Auxiliary Bishop Christopher Coyne of Indiana was elected by his brother bishops to the Chairmanship of the USCCB's Committee on Communications.Bishop Coyne is well known to Catholics on social media--as a blogger and writer, on television and radio, on Facebook and on Twitter.  In years past, his helpful tweets live from the floor of the USCCB have kept me apprised of what's happening in the Catholic world.On hi … [Read more...]

U.S. Bishops to Discuss Celiac Disease at November Assembly

When the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops convenes November 10-13 in Baltimore, one of the items on their agenda will be a discussion of communion for Catholics who are suffering from Celiac Disease.According to the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center, one in 133 adults in the U.S. (about 1% of the population) suffers from Celiac Disease, an autoimmune disease that damages the villi of the small intestine and interferes with the absorption of nutrients from food.  Persons with Cel … [Read more...]

NEW: “Praying the Rosary With Pope Francis” Just Released by USCCB

Hot off the presses:  Praying the Rosary with Pope Francis, an easy-to-carry booklet of meditations by Pope Francis on the twenty mysteries of the Rosary and the life of Jesus.In the book, Pope Francis reminds us that praying the Rosary prepares our hearts to receive God's grace and teaches us to place ourselves in the hands of God, allowing him to guide our steps along the path of our faith journey. Praying the Rosary allows us to make room for God, to glorify his name, and to make him … [Read more...]