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With battle lines drawn on net neutrality, what’s next?

With battle lines drawn on net neutrality, what’s next?

| Mark Pattison | July 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

The initial comment period for Americans to tell the Federal Communications Commission what they thought of its proposed “Restoring Internet Freedom” initiative closed July 21.

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Bishops back bill to let agencies opt out of adoption for same-sex couples

Bishops back bill to let agencies opt out of adoption for same-sex couples

| April 10, 2017 | 4 Comments

Three bishops, in a joint letter to the measure’s sponsor, voiced their support of the Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act, which would permit social service agencies to refuse on religious grounds to provide adoption or foster services for households headed by same-sex couples.

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Taking the ‘porn problem’ public

Taking the ‘porn problem’ public

| Ryan Wilson | March 7, 2017 | 4 Comments

The Catholic faith has long drawn attention to the serious and sinister consequences of pornography on the human soul. In 2016, for instance, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops released “Create in Me a Clean Heart,” a pastoral letter describing pornography’s ability to distort one’s understanding of human sexuality and stunt his or her capacity for self-giving love. The bishops condemned pornography as part of the “throwaway culture” Pope Francis has described and warned that its harms “include physiological, financial, emotional, mental and spiritual effects.”

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Bishop Vasquez welcomes federal appeals court ruling on refugee ban

Bishop Vasquez welcomes federal appeals court ruling on refugee ban

| February 10, 2017 | 1 Comment

The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Migration welcomed a federal appeals court ruling that upheld a temporary restraining order against President Donald Trump’s travel ban on refugees from seven predominantly Muslim countries that also temporarily suspended the country’s refugee resettlement program.

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Cardinal Dolan: If sanctuary of the womb is violated, no one is safe

Cardinal Dolan: If sanctuary of the womb is violated, no one is safe

| January 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York warned that if the sanctuary of the womb is violated, then other sanctuaries are at risk.

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Congress urged to keep health care gains, protect life, conscience rights

Congress urged to keep health care gains, protect life, conscience rights

| January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ domestic policy committee said Jan. 18 that a repeal of the federal health care law should not take place without immediate passage of a plan that preserves people’s access to adequate health care and also protects human life, conscience rights and the poor.

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Bishops mention immigration policy, heritage in National Migration Week statement

Bishops mention immigration policy, heritage in National Migration Week statement

| January 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Urging Americans to look at their families for stories of immigration, the president and vice president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops called attention to the hardships and contributions of immigrants to American society as the U.S. church prepared to observe National Migration Week.

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USCCB forms working group to monitor needs of migrants, refugees

USCCB forms working group to monitor needs of migrants, refugees

| December 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is establishing a working group charged with developing spiritual, pastoral and policy advocacy support for immigrants and refugees.

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Archbishop Hebda pledges solidarity with immigrants

Archbishop Hebda pledges solidarity with immigrants

| December 12, 2016 | 5 Comments

The Catholic Church will not abandon immigrants and refugees, Archbishop Bernard Hebda and other leaders of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis wrote in a letter to immigrants Dec. 12, the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Archbishop Hebda and company referenced the birth of Jesus since he “was born in a manger away from his home” and the “Holy Family themselves experienced a time as refugees in Egypt.” The archbishop wrote the joint letter for the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Dec. 12 since the USCCB called for a National Day of Prayer for Migrants and Refugees that day.

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Finding unity in times of division

Finding unity in times of division

| Father Charles Lachowitzer | December 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Back in November, I had the privilege of representing Region VIII — the dioceses of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota — as an observer for the fall meeting of the U. S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Baltimore.

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USCCB leaders seek prayers for migrants, refugees on Guadalupe feast

USCCB leaders seek prayers for migrants, refugees on Guadalupe feast

| December 1, 2016 | 2 Comments

Prayer services and special Masses will be held in many dioceses across the country as the U.S. Catholic Church has asked that the Dec. 12 feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe be a day of prayer with a focus on migrants and refugees.

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Diversity theme dominates USCCB meeting with encuentro news, VP choice

Diversity theme dominates USCCB meeting with encuentro news, VP choice

| November 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

A groundbreaking new study commissioned by the bishops that finds diversity abounds in the U.S. Catholic Church is a clarion call to Catholic institutions and ministries to adapt and prepare for growing diversity, said Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller of San Antonio.

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