These bishops of ours. Just when you think you got 'em figured out, they pull things like this:
- Bridgeport, R.I. -- Bishop Frank Caggiano has agreed to meet with representatives of national and local victim support groups who Wednesday called for him to hire an outside firm to investigate two priests who have been accused in the past of sex abuse.
- Springfield, Mass. -- Massachusetts catholic bishops call for minimum wage hike 'an important step toward fairness and justice.'
- San Bernardino, Calif. -- Bishop Gerald Barnes of San Bernardino urges Catholics in his diocese to comply with federal law and sign up for health insurance if they have not already done so. (Pssst! Does he know that's Obamacare?)
Even the Canadians bishops are involved: Two Vancouver bishops (1 Anglican, 1 RC) speak to Metro Vancouver Alliance, a coalition of faith, labor and community groups devoted to “finding common ground” and working for “the common good.”
But you can always count on Bill to bring us all down: Catholic League President Furious After St. Patrick’s Day Parade Boycotts. He is boycotting Guinness and Heineken.
Portland, Maine -- Churches to hold mill workers' benefit in Cape Elizabeth. 200 workers laid off since December.
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The Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales: Child protection office being moved from Birmingham to 'in house' at conference headquarters in London. Also, Vatican fails approve the conference's child protection procedures.
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