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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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Concerns about common good, immigrants among topics at USCCB assembly

Concerns about common good, immigrants among topics at USCCB assembly

| November 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

The victory of Republican President-elect Donald Trump, the need for the nation to heal from the acrimony of the presidential race, and concern for the well-being of immigrants and refugees under the new administration took the spotlight as the U.S. bishops opened their fall general assembly in Baltimore.

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‘Moved by Mercy’ is theme of Respect Life Month, yearlong observance

‘Moved by Mercy’ is theme of Respect Life Month, yearlong observance

| September 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Each year, October is designated as Respect Life Month by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and this year’s theme is “Moved by Mercy.”

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Archbishop Hebda urges faithful to work for peace

Archbishop Hebda urges faithful to work for peace

| September 9, 2016 | 2 Comments

Archbishop Bernard Hebda led the people in the ecumenical prayer service on the vigil of the National Day of Prayer for Peace in Our Communities. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops called for the day of prayer on Friday in response to the violence and racism during the summer.

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Federal judge blocks directive on transgender access to school bathrooms

Federal judge blocks directive on transgender access to school bathrooms

| August 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

A U.S. District Court judge in Texas has temporarily blocked a directive by the Obama administration on transgender access to bathrooms in public schools, and the injunction applies nationwide.

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USCCB president says violence calls for ‘moment of national reflection’

USCCB president says violence calls for ‘moment of national reflection’

The shooting of police officers July 7 near the end of a demonstration in Dallas against fatal shootings by police officers in Baton Rouge and Minneapolis earlier in the week “calls us to a moment of national reflection,” said the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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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 | 5 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 | 1 Comment

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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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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