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To Rise with Christ (part 2)

Posted by Nancy Lambert

“Ad resurgendum cum Christo”

An Instruction from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith regarding the burial of the dead  and the conservation of the ashes in the case of cremation  Dated August 15,2016 and released by the Holy See today, October 25, 2016

Key Passages from “Ad ... Read More »

To Rise with Christ

Posted by Nancy Lambert

“Ad resurgendum cum Christo”

 

An Instruction from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith regarding the burial of the dead  and the conservation of the ashes in the case of cremation Dated August 15,2016 and released by the Holy See today, October 25, 2016

 

Key Passages ... Read More »

Catechetical Sunday 2017

Posted by Nancy Lambert

This year, the Church will celebrate Catechetical Sunday on September 17, 2017. The 2017 theme will be "Living as Missionary Disciples." Those who the Community has designated to serve as catechists will be called forth to be commissioned for their ministry. Catechetical Sunday is a wonderful opportunity to reflect ... Read More »

USCCB Denounces Termination of DACA Program

Posted by Nancy Lambert

USCCB PRESIDENT, VICE PRESIDENT AND COMMITTEE CHAIRMEN DENOUNCE ADMINISTRATION’S DECISION TO END DACA AND STRONGLY URGE CONGRESS TO FIND LEGISLATIVE SOLUTION. WASHINGTON— The President and Vice President along with Chairmen of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) have issued a statement denouncing the Administration's termination of the Deferred ... Read More »

A Call for Solidarity with our Brothers and Sisters Impacted by Hurricane Harvey

Posted by Nancy Lambert

August 27, 2017 WASHINGTON—U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) president, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, has called for prayers and solidarity with those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Cardinal DiNardo also called on all people of good will to closely monitor future calls for assistance for victims and survivors ... Read More »

U.S. Bishops Establish New Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism

Posted by Nancy Lambert

August 23, 2017

Bishops act to address the sin of racism and seek solutions

Bishop George V. Murry, SJ of Youngstown, Ohio has been named Chair of the New Committee

Included statement from Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo on the establishment of the Committee

WASHINGTON—The United States Conference of Catholic ... Read More »

The Cannanite Woman - What a Great Faith

Posted by Nancy Lambert

Naturally, whenever the desired attention is not given to us especially when we are in a desperate situation, we feel neglected, dejected, rejected, and repudiated.   Imagine, you need a help, and here is the right person that has all the power and all it takes to help you and ... Read More »

U.S. Bishops Chairman Responds to Defeat of GOP "Skinny Repeal" Bill

Posted by Nancy Lambert

July 28, 2017

"The greatness of our country is not measured by the well-being of the powerful but how we have cared for the 'least of these.'"

WASHINGTON—In response to last night's Senate vote on the "skinny repeal" bill, Bishop Frank J.    Dewayne of Venice, Florida, Chairman of the ... Read More »

U.S. Bishops Chairman Appeals to Members of U.S. Senate

Posted by Nancy Lambert

U.S. Bishops Chairman Appeals To Members Of U.S. Senate To Work Together To Remedy Health Care To Serve The Common Good

July 25, 2017

WASHINGTON—In light of today's Senate Republican vote to address the healthcare law, Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, Chairman of the U.S. Bishops' Committee on ... Read More »

The Church's Beliefs and Teachings

Posted by Nancy Lambert

The Second Vatican Council declared that "the future of humanity is in the hands of those men who are capable of providing the generations to come with reasons for life and optimism." (GS, no 31). No one can live without the hope that life has ultimate and lasting meaning ... Read More »