President of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Renews Commitment for Greater Effectiveness and Transparency in Disciplining Bishops - August 27, 2018 WASHINGTON— Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has issued the following statement. Cardinal DiNardo’s full statement follows: “In communion with the Holy Father, I join the Executive Committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) in taking upon ourselves his exhortation, ‘this... Read More
Bishop Parkes Asks Parishes to Read this Statement - During all the Masses on August 18 and 19, 2018, Bishop Gregory Parkes has asked that a statement from him be read to the congregation, The statement is in response to tragic instances of clergy sexual abuse that have come to light over the past few weeks. English Statement Spanish Statement Vietnamese Statement
Diocese in Compliance with Recent Audit - The Diocese of St. Petersburg has been judged to be in compliance with the articles of the USCCB Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. The compliance letter followed a September 18-20, 2017 on-site audit in which the Pastoral Center, parish and school employees were interviewed concerning practices related to creating and maintaining a safe... Read More