The archbishop’s meeting with the chaplains at the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Resurrection took place the day after he participated in funeral services in Lviv for three Ukrainian soldiers killed in battle.
Two leaders of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops hailed the Supreme Court’s June 24 decision to overturn the court’s 1973 ruling that legalized abortion nationwide and said it is time for “healing wounds and repairing social divisions” with those who take opposing views on abortion.
While the U.S. bishops authorized the drafting of a teaching document on the Eucharist and insisted its planned section on “eucharistic consistency” was not aimed at denying Communion to any specific group of people.
A group of at least 162 organizations are asking bishops’ conferences in the U.S., Central America and Mexico to “hear the cries of our brothers and sisters on the move and respond with bold leadership.”
Along with Vatican representatives, they were attending an emergency session June 1 and 2 on the U.S. church’s response to immigration as well as seeking greater collaboration with bishops from countries where some migrants are coming from
After receiving an unprecedented letter from 67 bishops appealing for a delay in a discussion during the bishops’ upcoming spring general assembly on whether to prepare a teaching document on the reception of Communion, the USCCB’s president explained in a memo the procedure followed in bringing the question to a vote during the June 16-18 virtual meeting.