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USCCB Statement on Hurricane Michael

Posted by Nancy Lambert

President of U.S. Bishops Conference and Chairman of USCCB Domestic Justice Committee Issue Statements on Hurricane Michael       

October 13, 2018

ROME—Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), has issued the following statement on the devastating impact of Hurricane ... Read More »

Respect Life Month

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Chairman of U.S. Bishops’ Conference Committee on Pro-Life Activities Introduces Respect Life Month with Theme and New, Year-Round Resources 

October 3, 2018

WASHINGTON— Cardinal Timothy Michael Dolan, Archbishop of New York and Chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committee on Pro-Life Activities, issued a statement today ... Read More »

National Vocation Awareness Week Encourages Young People to Encounter Christ's Call

Posted by Nancy Lambert

October 1, 2018

WASHINGTON—The Catholic Church in the United States will celebrate National Vocation Awareness Week, November 4-10. This annual event is a special time for parishes in the U.S. to foster a culture of vocations for the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life.  Pope Francis, in his message for ... Read More »

Domestic Justice Chairman Encourages Congressional Efforts to Address the Opioid Crisis

Posted by Nancy Lambert

September 21, 2018

WASHINGTON—As Congress considers a bipartisan bill that addresses several aspects of the opioid crisis, Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, Chairman of the USCCB's Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, applauded Congressional efforts to address the crisis and encouraged lawmakers not to allow politics ... Read More »

Message of His Holiness Pope Francis

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Dear Brothers and sisters,

On this Day of Prayer, I wish first to thank the Lord for the gift of our common home and for all those men and women of good will committed to protecting ... Read More »

Pastoral Message on Growing Older Within the Faith Community

Posted by Nancy Lambert

A Statement of the U.S. Catholic Bishops

There is an appointed time for everything, and a time for every affair under the heavens. (Eccl 3:1)

Smiling Older couple arriving at an older age is to be considered a privilege: not simply because not everyone has the good fortune to ... Read More »

World Youth Day Cross Now on Historic Tour of U.S.

Posted by Nancy Lambert

August 23, 2018

WASHINGTON—To mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of the first and only World Youth Day (WYD) in the United States (in Denver, Colorado, in August 1993), the official World Youth Day Cross and Marian Icon will make a five-city tour across the United States in August 2018.

From ... Read More »

President of USCCB Responds to Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report

Posted by Nancy Lambert

WASHINGTON—Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, is hosting a series of meetings this week responding to the broader issue of safe environments within the Church. An update will be offered upon their conclusion.

In response to today's Pennsylvania grand jury ... Read More »

Pope Declares Death Penalty Inadmissible in All Cases

Posted by Nancy Lambert

ROME — Pope Francis has declared the death penalty inadmissible in all cases because it is “an attack” on the “dignity of the person,” the Vatican announced on Thursday, in a definitive shift in Roman Catholic teaching that could put enormous pressure on lawmakers and politicians around the world.

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Between Man and Woman: Questions and Answers about Marriage and Same-Sex Unions

Posted by Nancy Lambert

Continued from July 21 st –22nd Why can marriage exist only between a man and a woman?

The natural structure of human sexuality makes man and woman complementary partners for the transmission of human life. Only a union of male and female can express the sexual complementarity willed by ... Read More »