Tag: USCCB

Poland, U.S. working to ensure safety of World Youth Day pilgrims

Poland, U.S. working to ensure safety of World Youth Day pilgrims

| Dennis Sadowski | March 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

World Youth Day organizers in the United States and Poland remain in touch with diplomatic and security officials in their respective countries to ensure that pilgrims will remain safe during the festival of faith in late July.

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Catholics urged to sign petition calling for U.S. declaration of genocide

Catholics urged to sign petition calling for U.S. declaration of genocide

| March 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

The archbishop who serves as president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has asked U.S. Catholics to sign a pledge calling for an end to the slaughter of Christians and members of other religious minority groups in the Middle East.

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USCCB, other faith groups file Supreme Court brief in immigration case

USCCB, other faith groups file Supreme Court brief in immigration case

| Carol Zimmermann | March 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and several other Catholic organizations joined in filing friend of the court briefs March 8 urging the Supreme Court to support the Obama administration’s actions that would temporarily protect from deportation more than 4 million immigrants in the country illegally and enable some immigrants to legally work in the United States.

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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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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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Citizenship path, family unity key to immigration reform

Citizenship path, family unity key to immigration reform

| August 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit recently interviewed Kevin Appleby, director of migration policy and public affairs for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. He will speak Sept. 4 at a discussion on faith and federal immigration reform hosted by Archbishop John Nienstedt at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis. The following is an edited version of the interview.

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The radical vision of Jesus: How the pope lives his first encyclical

The radical vision of Jesus: How the pope lives his first encyclical

| Bishop John Webster | July 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

One of the numerous surprising moments of Pope Francis’ young pontificate was the announcement that on Holy Thursday, March 28, he would celebrate the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at Rome’s Casa Del Marmo Youth Detention Centre.

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Socially responsible investing follows bishops’ guidelines

Socially responsible investing follows bishops’ guidelines

| April 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

One of the newer trends in the world of finance is socially responsible investing, and the Catholic Community Foundation incorporates it into its investment programs.

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Federal judge’s Plan B decision is a bad one all around

Federal judge’s Plan B decision is a bad one all around

| April 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

In the St. Paul school district, like many other school districts around the country, students need the permission of a parent or guardian to take medication during the school day.

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