Immigration reform among priorities for new USCCB president

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles

BALTIMORE (CNS) — It will come as no surprise to anyone who has followed Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez that immigration reform is at the top of his priority list as the newly elected president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Bishops vote to revise strategic priorities for the early 2020s

Cardinal DiNardo

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. bishops voted overwhelmingly Nov. 11 in Baltimore on a revised set of strategic priorities to take them into the next decade.

With new decree, pope makes Vatican Secret Archives no longer 'secret'

Books are pictured in a cabinet in the Vatican Apostolic Archives.

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Citing the negative misinterpretations that the word "secret" implies, Pope Francis has changed the name of the Vatican Secret Archives to the Vatican Apostolic Archives.