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National Vocations Awareness Week November 5-11

Posted by Nancy Lambert

WASHINGTON—The Catholic Church in the United States will celebrate National Vocations Awareness Week, November 5-11, 2017. This annual event is a special time for parishes in the United States to actively foster and pray for a culture of vocations to the priesthood, diaconate, and consecrated life.

Cardinal Joseph Tobin, ... Read More »

Health Care Executive Order

Posted by Nancy Lambert

WASHINGTON—On October 13, President Trump signed an Executive Order on health care, and news about the Administration ending subsidies to insurers to help lower-income individuals was confirmed by Administration officials around the same time. In light of these developments, Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, Chairman of the U.S. ... Read More »

HHS Mandate Decision Represents Return to Common Sense

Posted by Nancy Lambert

October 6, 2017

WASHINGTON–Today's decision to expand the HHS mandate exemption is a "return to common sense, long-standing federal practice, and peaceful coexistence between church and state," according to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston and President of the USCCB, ... Read More »

Bishops Call For Prayers After Las Vegas Shooting

Posted by Nancy Lambert

Bishops Conference President Calls For Prayers, Care For Others After Tragic Shooting In Las Vegas

October 2, 2107

WASHINGTON—On October 2, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston, and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), expressed "deep grief" after a deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas.

The full ... Read More »

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 »