The U.S. bishops’ second annual Fortnight for Freedom — a period of prayer and fasting to raise awareness of challenges to religious liberty, both nationally and internationally — is planned for June 21 to July 4.
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Kim Daniels has been hired by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to serve as the spokeswoman for New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, USCCB president.
Without getting into specifics, a panel of bishops said April 22 that a comprehensive immigration bill introduced the week before is on the right track, though they alluded to some aspects they would like changed.
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.
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.
“Moving from one crisis to another has slowed economic recovery and has kept Congress from finding a sound, moral path to fiscal sustainability. Other important issues go unaddressed, all the increasing cynicism about our political process. Congress’ actions should not provoke serious economic setback or push more people into poverty.”
The U.S. Catholic bishops have launched a pastoral strategy addressing life, marriage and religious liberty concerns.
“We bishops and priests are eager to help you if you experience difficulty, hesitation, or uncertainty about approaching the Lord in this sacrament. If you have not received this healing sacrament in a long time, we are ready to welcome you.”— From an exhortation approved Nov. 13 by the U.S. bishops encouraging Catholics to take advantage of the sacrament of penance
Marriage is a natural and universal institution that unites a husband and wife and any children born from their union. It is not something that government creates or
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Archbishop John Nienstedt was voted chairman-elect of the Committee on Doctrine at the USCCB Fall General Assembly in Baltimore Nov. 14.
If you’re a Catholic who is hesitant about getting involved in the political process on behalf of the church and advocating for public policies consistent with church teaching, Anthony Picarello Jr. has some advice for you: “Don’t be afraid.”