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Bishops seek assault weapons ban, say civilians have no need for them

Bishops seek assault weapons ban, say civilians have no need for them

| Dennis Sadowski | June 24, 2016 | 3 Comments

Two U.S. church leaders called for a ban on the sale of military-style assault weapons, saying they have no place in the hands of civilians.

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Supreme Court tie vote blocks temporary plan to stop deportations

Supreme Court tie vote blocks temporary plan to stop deportations

| Carol Zimmermann | June 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

With a tie vote June 23, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked the Obama administration’s plan to temporarily protect more than 4 million unauthorized immigrants from deportation.

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Archbishop Hebda among bishops to implement ‘Joy of Love’

Archbishop Hebda among bishops to implement ‘Joy of Love’

The archbishop who heads the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has appointed the chairmen of five USCCB committees to an informal working group on the implementation of Pope Francis’ recent apostolic exhortation “Amoris Laetitia.”

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USCCB abuse audit warns of complacency, cites ‘room for improvement’

USCCB abuse audit warns of complacency, cites ‘room for improvement’

| Mark Pattison | May 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

The annual report on the implementation of the U.S. bishops’ “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People” warns against complacency in dioceses, and the firm contracted to conduct audits of dioceses and parishes said there was “plenty of room for improvement” in implementing two of the charter’s articles.

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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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