Bishops voice support for new Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act bill

The chairmen of three committees of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops have written to the sponsors of the Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act of 2019, which would bar states from taking action against an adoption or foster care provider for offering its services in a way that would not violate its religious or moral principles.

Pope to U.S. bishops: Abuse crisis requires conversion, humility

Without a clear and decisive focus on spiritual conversion and Gospel-inspired ways of responding to victims and exercising ministry, “everything we do risks being tainted by self-referentiality, self-preservation and defensiveness, and thus doomed from the start,” Pope Francis wrote to U.S. bishops.