Tag: USCCB

Bishop Pates urges U.S. to take ‘clear stance against torture’

Bishop Pates urges U.S. to take ‘clear stance against torture’

| April 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace said he welcomed the possible release of a Senate intelligence committee report that says the CIA used torture techniques in interrogating some terror suspects after 9/11.

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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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Highlights of U.S. bishops’ meeting

Highlights of U.S. bishops’ meeting

| November 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Highlights of the Nov. 11-12 public sessions of the annual fall general assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Baltimore.

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New USCCB president says he’s rooted in simple values

New USCCB president says he’s rooted in simple values

| Patricia Zapor | November 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, the newly elected president of the USCCB, has been a bishop for nearly 14 years – but it’s as priest, family member and social worker that he describes himself.

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Bishops elect new leaders, approve liturgical texts, discuss relief aid

Bishops elect new leaders, approve liturgical texts, discuss relief aid

| November 12, 2013 | 3 Comments

The U.S. bishops at their fall general assembly in Baltimore elected new leaders, discussed taking a second collection in their dioceses for typhoon relief in the Philippines, reviewed efforts to defend traditional marriage and religious liberty, and approved development of a statement on the dangers of pornography.

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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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Elections, marriage and confirmation texts among bishops’ agenda items

Elections, marriage and confirmation texts among bishops’ agenda items

| November 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Elections for a new president and vice president, a discussion and vote on a Spanish-language book of prayers at Mass, and a proposal to develop a statement on pornography are among the items awaiting the U.S. bishops when they gather in Baltimore for their annual fall assembly.

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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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USCCB weighs in on Syria with letters to Obama, Congress

USCCB weighs in on Syria with letters to Obama, Congress

| September 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Echoing the appeal of Pope Francis and Catholic prelates in Syria, two leaders of the U.S. bishops’ conference urged President Barack Obama to seek a political solution in Syria.

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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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