Father John Crossin Named Head of Bishops’ Ecumenical, Interreligious Secretariat

WASHINGTON (MetroCatholic) - Father John William Crossin, a member of the Oblates of St. Francis De Sales, has been named executive director of the Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). The appointment becomes effective...

Anglican Ordinariate for U.S, to be established January 1; Bishop Kevin Vann Named Delegate for Pastoral Provision

WASHINGTON (DFWCatholic) - Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington announced November 15 that the new ordinariate for former Anglicans in the United States will be established January 1, the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God. At the same time he confirmed that Bishop Kevin Vann of Fort Worth, Texas, will...

Bishops Announce Guidelines for Intercultural Competence in Ministry

WASHINGTON  (MetroCatholic) - The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Cultural Diversity presented its guidelines on intercultural competence for ecclesial ministers at a special evening session to more than 40 bishops, staff and guests on Sunday, November 13, 2011, ahead of...

Bishops Launch New Website, Marriage: Unique For A Reason

WASHINGTON (MetroCatholic) - Catholics seeking reliable information on what the Catholic Church teaches about marriage will now be able to visit www.marriageuniqueforareason.org. . . , a website featuring resources such as an extensive FAQ section on the meaning of marriage, a compilation of Catholic...

Bishops Vote for Secretary-Elect of Conference, Chairs-Elect of Five Committees, Chair Of International Justice and Peace at General Meeting

BALTIMORE (MetroCatholic) - The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) voted for the secretary-elect of USCCB, the chairmen-elect of five committees and the chairman of the Committee on International Justice and Peace at their annual Fall General Assembly, November 14. The secretary-elect and...

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