Archbishops and bishops

Three new auxiliary bishops ordained for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez handed the Book of the Gospels to Auxiliary Bishop Robert E. Barron at his episcopal ordination Sept. 8 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles.

LOS ANGELES -- Three new auxiliary bishops have been ordained to help shepherd the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, the largest in the United States.

Archbishop Jose H. Gomez, together with Chicago Archbishop Blase J. Cupich and retired Auxiliary Bishop Joseph M. Sartoris of Los Angeles, ordained Bishops Robert E. Barron, Joseph V. Brennan and David G. O'Connell to the episcopacy Sept. 8 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.

Media-savvy bishop-designate gets appointment in Los Angeles

Father Robert Barron was recently named an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Father Barron, 55, is a native of Chicago who has served as rector of Mundelein Seminary and president of the University of St. Mary of the Lake, also in Mundelein, Ill., since 2012. He is also the founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries.

WASHINGTON -- In an era in which Catholics are pretty much an afterthought on television, the sight of any cleric on the small screen almost immediately evokes thoughts of "the next Bishop Sheen" -- the 1950s prime-time inspirational program host Archbishop Fulton Sheen.

Three auxiliary bishops, including Father Robert Barron, named for Los Angeles

WASHINGTON -- Pope Francis has named three auxiliary bishops for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and accepted the resignation of Auxiliary Bishop Gerald E. Wilkerson, 75.

The changes were announced July 21 in Washington by Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, apostolic nuncio to the United States.

The pope appointed two priests from Los Angeles and one from Chicago, the rector of Mundelein Seminary, to be auxiliary bishops.

Pope accepts resignation of Bishop Finn

Bishop Robert W. Finn of Kansas City-St. Joseph, who was convicted in 2012 on one misdemeanor count of failing to report suspected child abuse, has resigned.

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Robert W. Finn of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Missouri, who was convicted in 2012 on one misdemeanor count of failing to report suspected child abuse.

The Vatican announced the bishop's resignation April 21, specifying it was under the terms of the Code of Canon Law, which says, "A diocesan bishop who has become less able to fulfill his office because of ill health or some other grave cause is earnestly requested to present his resignation from office."

Bp. Braxton: Recent incidents add to problems in addressing racial divide

Bishop Edward K. Braxton

In three-and-half months since his seminal pastoral letter addressing the racial divide in the United States, Bishop Edward K. Braxton unfortunately has more examples of violence run amok on which to draw.

Four unarmed men of color have died in confrontations with white police officers, and the four incidents further the racial divide, according to the Bishop of Belleville.

Consultation for upcoming Synod of Bishops underway

Consultation for the upcoming Ordinary Synod of Bishops is underway in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. The synod is scheduled to take place at the Vatican in October with the theme of “The Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Church and the Contemporary World.”

Consultation for the upcoming Ordinary Synod of Bishops is underway in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. The synod is scheduled to take place at the Vatican in October with the theme of "The Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Church and the Contemporary World."

A similar consultation was conducted prior to the extraordinary synod held last fall in preparation for the synod.

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