- President of U.S. Bishops Issues Statement on Mosque in Nazareth (02-022)
February 6, 2002
Bishop Wilton D. Gregory, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, issued the following statement, February 6, on the construction of a mosque near the Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth.
- Catholic Bishops Award $530,500 to 16 Organizations In Second Round of Criminal Justice Grants (02-023)
February 7, 2002
The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) today announced the distribution of a second round of grants to support criminal justice reform activities across the nation.
- Auxiliary Bishop Jenky of Fort Wayne-South Bend Named to Peoria (02-024)
February 11, 2002
Pope John Paul II has named Fort Wayne-South Bend Auxiliary Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, C.S.C., as Bishop of Peoria. Bishop Jenky succeeds Most Reverend John J. Myers who was named Archbishop of Newark last July.
- Bishops Call for Resumption of U. S. Refugee Program (02-025)
February 12, 2002
Migration and Refugee Services staff of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops testified today before the U. S. Senate Subcommittee on Immigration on the state of the U.S. Refugee Program.
- USCCB Web Site Details Bishops' Efforts to Address Sex Abuse (02-026)
February 15, 2002
A description of two decades of efforts by the nation's Catholic bishops to address the problem of sex abuse in the Church and to assist those who have been affected by it is now available on the Web site of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).
- Bishops' President Issues Statement on Sexual Abuse of Minors by Priests (02-027)
February 19, 2002
In a statement on the sexual abuse of minors by priests, the President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops expressed "profound sorrow that some of our priests were responsible for this abuse under our watch."
- Father William Skurla Named Bishop of the Eparchy of Van Nuys (02-028)
February 19, 2002
Pope John Paul II has appointed Very Reverend William Skurla, pastoral administrator of St. Melany Byzantine Catholic parish, Tucson, as Bishop of Van Nuys Byzantine Catholic Eparchy in California.
- World Youth Day Solidarity Fee to Assist Youth in Home Missions (02-029)
February 20, 2002
A solidarity fee from each U.S. participant who registers for World Youth Day through the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will enable young people from the nation's Home Mission Dioceses to receive scholarships for the event in Toronto.
- Catholic Campaign for Human Development Honors Two Hoosiers for Work with Homeless Families (02-044)
February 22, 2002
Ann Helmke and John Tippmann will receive the Year 2002 Sister Margaret Cafferty Development of People Award for their work with homeless families in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
- Catholic Social Justice Leaders Focus on September 11 (02-031)
February 25, 2002
More than 500 Catholic leaders will meet in Washington for four days of discussion, strategy, and advocacy on the Church's social mission and its response to September 11.
- Bishop Brown Hails Appointment of USCCB Staff Person to Position at National Council of Churches (02-032)
February 27, 2002
Bishop Tod D. Brown, Chairman of the Committee for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), hailed the appointment of Dr. Ann Riggs as Director of Faith and Order for the National Council of Churches of Christ (NCC).
- Unaccompanied Alien Minors Require Special Consideration, USCCB Staff Tells Congress (02-033)
February 28, 2002
The Immigration and Naturalization Service is ill suited to care for the children who arrive in the United States without adult family members, and congressional action is necessary to ensure that the children's best interests are given priority, according to the director of children's services at the USCCB's Migration and Refugee Services.
- Bishop Guillory Appointed 'Bishop Promoter' to The Apostleship of The Sea in the United States (02-034)
February 28, 2002
Bishop Curtis J. Guillory, SVD, of Beaumont (TX) has been named Bishop Promoter of the Apostleship of the Sea in the United Stats of America (AOSUSA), an international Catholic organization which supports seafarers and those in the maritime industry.