The Shepherd's Newsstand 11/6 - 11/12


Christopher Ruggiano
11/13/2020


  1. Bishop Conley returns as head of Lincoln Diocese

Lincoln, NE – After 11 months of Papal-approved medical leave of absence, Bishop James D. Conley will return to active ministry today, November 13th.  Omaha Archbishop, George Lucas, had served as Apostolic Administrator of Lincoln while concurrently serving as Archbishop in Omaha.  For more info, see here:  https://www.lincolndiocese.org/bishops/bishop-james-conley/statements/14260-press-release

  1. Bishop O’Connell of Trenton urges civility after contested election

Lawrenceville, NJ – After what has been for many a contested and heated federal election cycle, Bishop David M. O’Connell, CM of the Trenton Diocese in New Jersey, has urged “civility now, civility always”.  For more information on this most Christian of virtues, please click this link:  https://trentonmonitor.com/Content/Default/Bishop-s-Corner/Article/A-message-from-Bishop-O-Connell-Civility-now-civility-always/-3/260/24239

  1. Cardinal Wuerl turns 80:  The Donald ages out of the Conclave

Washington, DC – Cardinal Donald William Wuerl, Archbishop Emeritus of Washington, turned 80 years old November 12th—therefore, he loses eligibility to vote in a future conclave and loses all Curial congregational memberships. For more info visit our full-site article at:  https://www.perpetualusnovena.org/articles/cardinal-wuerl-turns-80-the-donald-ages-out-of-the-conclave

  1. The Long-Awaited and Highly Anticipated McCarrick Report

Vatican City – On November 10th, the Memorial of St. Leo the Great, the Holy See issued it’s response to several questions concerning the ecclesiastical career and influence of now layman and former Archbishop of Washington, DC Theodore Edgar McCarrick. For a full analysis of the report please see our article:  https://www.perpetualusnovena.org/articles/how-mccarrick-became-archbishop-of-washinton

  1. US Bishops to meet virtually November 16-17; assembly to be live-streamed and live-Tweeted.  

Washington, DC – The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will “gather” virtually for its annual Fall General Assembly due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  This event is usually held at the Marriott Waterfront Hotel in Baltimore, MD, our nation’s first diocese established in 1792.  For more information on the assembly for the USCCB in general, please visit:     https://www.usccb.org/news/2020/us-bishops-meet-virtually-nov-16-17-annual-meeting-assembly-be-livestreamed-and-live