U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

Updated at 11:00 a.m. ET

As we reported earlier, a synod of Catholic bishops meeting at the Vatican has released an interim document that signals the likelihood of a dramatic overhaul in the church's stance on gays and lesbians, as well as its view on divorced members.


Louisville Archbishop Joseph Kurtz is the new president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Kurtz is among group of new leaders elected today in Baltimore, as the bishops adjust to changing priorities under Pope Francis.