Tag: USCCB

Sister Mary Ann Walsh, woman of faith, writer, spokeswoman, dies at 68

Sister Mary Ann Walsh, woman of faith, writer, spokeswoman, dies at 68

| Patricia Zapor | April 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Mercy Sister Mary Ann Walsh, who went from hometown schoolteacher to Vatican correspondent, lived out her drive to be a writer even in her last days. She died April 28 in her hometown of Albany, New York, after a battle with cancer.

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Flurry of briefs seeks to shape court’s look at same-sex marriage

Flurry of briefs seeks to shape court’s look at same-sex marriage

| Patricia Zapor | April 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

When it takes up same-sex marriage cases from four states April 28, the Supreme Court will officially be considering just two constitutional questions.

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Revision of ritual for dedicating altar, exorcisms, other liturgy items approved

Revision of ritual for dedicating altar, exorcisms, other liturgy items approved

| Patricia Zapor | November 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

With little discussion except over a handful of minor amendments, the U.S. bishops accepted four liturgical items Nov. 11 during their annual fall general assembly in Baltimore.

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Bishops OK liturgy items, endorse sainthood cause, hold elections

Bishops OK liturgy items, endorse sainthood cause, hold elections

| November 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Though there were no actions on the U.S. bishops’ agenda in Baltimore dealing with immigration, poverty and other public policy issues, the president of their conference said Nov. 11 that he hopes to meet with President Barack Obama and House and Senate leaders soon on several topics.

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Religious liberty ‘continues to be great concern,’ Archbishop Lori says

Religious liberty ‘continues to be great concern,’ Archbishop Lori says

| Carol Zimmermann | November 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty, told the bishops the committee — extended for another three years — planned to focus more on teaching and expanding networks with Catholic lay groups and interfaith and ecumenical partners.

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‘Tale of two synods’ emerged from Vatican, says USCCB president

‘Tale of two synods’ emerged from Vatican, says USCCB president

| Mark Pattison | November 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

October’s extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family was just one event, but “a tale of two synods” emerged from it, according to the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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Liturgical items top agenda at USCCB general meeting

Liturgical items top agenda at USCCB general meeting

| Mark Pattison | November 7, 2014 | 4 Comments

Liturgical matters will take center stage on the agenda of action items at the fall general meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, to be held Nov. 10-13 in Baltimore.

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Bill would protect faith-based adoption agencies against discrimination

Bill would protect faith-based adoption agencies against discrimination

| August 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Two lawmakers July 30 introduced a measure they say is needed to protect faith-based agencies that provide adoption and foster care services from discrimination based on their religious beliefs.

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An effort to end modern-day slavery

An effort to end modern-day slavery

| January 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Human trafficking is a scourge that each year impacts thousands of vulnerable women, men and children who come to the United States searching for a better life but wind up as modern-day slaves.

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‘We need you,’ cardinal tells Catholic studies program

‘We need you,’ cardinal tells Catholic studies program

| November 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

“The Catholic studies program at the University of St. Thomas was the first one. And, they started something big.” – Cardinal Timothy Dolan

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Peasant’s prayer for the modern age

Peasant’s prayer for the modern age

| Sister Mary Ann Walsh | October 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Here’s a shout out for the rosary — that prayer you can pray when you’re discombobulated, waiting in the doctor’s office, driving to and from work, too distracted to meditate, lonely in a big city or sitting with the dying or even by oneself.

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Rural poverty calls us to remember who feeds us

Rural poverty calls us to remember who feeds us

| September 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

According to the Department of Agriculture, rural poverty is over two percentage points higher than urban poverty. This poverty is more pervasive and persistent: Of all the counties that experienced deep spells of poverty over a 20-year span, more than 88 percent are rural.

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