Tag: U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

Rev. King called ‘artisan of peace’ and ‘true witness to power of Gospel’

Rev. King called ‘artisan of peace’ and ‘true witness to power of Gospel’

| January 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Societies today need “artisans of peace,” like the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., “who can be messengers and authentic witnesses of God the Father, who wills the good and the happiness of the human family,” said the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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USCCB education secretary is used to thinking outside the box

USCCB education secretary is used to thinking outside the box

| Carol Zimmermann | January 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Mary Pat Donoghue, the new education secretary at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, knows that Catholic schools have to be creative not just to compete, but sometimes to survive.

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Abuse crisis, day of discernment, prayer top agenda for Baltimore meeting

Abuse crisis, day of discernment, prayer top agenda for Baltimore meeting

| October 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Discussion and voting on concrete measures to address the abuse crisis and a day of spiritual discernment and prayer will top the agenda for the U.S. bishops when they meet Nov. 12-14 for the fall general assembly in Baltimore.

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Church plans third-party abuse reporting system, code of conduct

Church plans third-party abuse reporting system, code of conduct

| Julie Asher | September 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pledging to “heal and protect with every bit of the strength God provides us,” the U.S. bishops’ Administrative Committee Sept. 19 outlined actions to address the abuse crisis, including approving the establishment of a third-party confidential reporting system for claims of any abuse by bishops.

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St. Peter Claver to host prayer service for racial justice and peace

St. Peter Claver to host prayer service for racial justice and peace

| August 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Bernard Hebda will preside over an ecumenical prayer service for racial justice, peace and healing 7 p.m. Sept. 6 at St. Peter Claver in St. Paul. 

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U.S. Church’s response to sex abuse shows progress, but questions remain

U.S. Church’s response to sex abuse shows progress, but questions remain

| August 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

With the Aug. 14 release of a Pennsylvania grand jury report on priestly sexual abuse of minors, the U.S. Catholic Church again is confronting questions about its response to abuse allegations dating back several decades.

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Pope Francis approves USCCB delegates for October’s Synod of Bishops

Pope Francis approves USCCB delegates for October’s Synod of Bishops

| July 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has ratified the members elected by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to represent the United States at Synod of Bishops Oct. 3-28.

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‘Thank you for saving us’: Refugees start new life with Catholics’ help

‘Thank you for saving us’: Refugees start new life with Catholics’ help

| July 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Not long ago, Bernard Gbuoh found himself abandoned by traffickers in the Sahara Desert, near the border between Niger and Algeria.

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Court says requirements on pregnancy centers violate free speech

Court says requirements on pregnancy centers violate free speech

| June 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 June 26 that a California law that placed requirements on crisis pregnancy centers that oppose abortion violated the First Amendment.

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Court upholds Trump’s travel ban, says directive within president’s scope

Court upholds Trump’s travel ban, says directive within president’s scope

| June 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

In a 5-4 decision June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Donald Trump’s travel ban on people entering the U.S. from some Muslim-majority countries, saying the president’s action was within his power.

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Bishops approve charter changes to widen protection of young people

Bishops approve charter changes to widen protection of young people

| Dennis Sadowski | June 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Changes in language to clarify several sections of the “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People” were approved during the spring general assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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Church praised for proactive response on abuse but warned of complacency

Church praised for proactive response on abuse but warned of complacency

| Peter Finney Jr. | June 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Despite groundbreaking steps the U.S. Catholic Church has taken to prevent the sexual abuse of minors in the past 16 years, a potential “complacency” in following safety protocols could pose a challenge to those hard-won advances.

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