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Bishop Vasquez welcomes federal appeals court ruling on refugee ban

Bishop Vasquez welcomes federal appeals court ruling on refugee ban

| February 10, 2017 | 1 Comment

The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Migration welcomed a federal appeals court ruling that upheld a temporary restraining order against President Donald Trump’s travel ban on refugees from seven predominantly Muslim countries that also temporarily suspended the country’s refugee resettlement program.

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Cardinal Dolan: If sanctuary of the womb is violated, no one is safe

Cardinal Dolan: If sanctuary of the womb is violated, no one is safe

| January 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York warned that if the sanctuary of the womb is violated, then other sanctuaries are at risk.

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Congress urged to keep health care gains, protect life, conscience rights

Congress urged to keep health care gains, protect life, conscience rights

| January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ domestic policy committee said Jan. 18 that a repeal of the federal health care law should not take place without immediate passage of a plan that preserves people’s access to adequate health care and also protects human life, conscience rights and the poor.

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Bishops mention immigration policy, heritage in National Migration Week statement

Bishops mention immigration policy, heritage in National Migration Week statement

| January 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Urging Americans to look at their families for stories of immigration, the president and vice president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops called attention to the hardships and contributions of immigrants to American society as the U.S. church prepared to observe National Migration Week.

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USCCB forms working group to monitor needs of migrants, refugees

USCCB forms working group to monitor needs of migrants, refugees

| December 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is establishing a working group charged with developing spiritual, pastoral and policy advocacy support for immigrants and refugees.

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Archbishop Hebda pledges solidarity with immigrants

Archbishop Hebda pledges solidarity with immigrants

| December 12, 2016 | 5 Comments

The Catholic Church will not abandon immigrants and refugees, Archbishop Bernard Hebda and other leaders of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis wrote in a letter to immigrants Dec. 12, the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Archbishop Hebda and company referenced the birth of Jesus since he “was born in a manger away from his home” and the “Holy Family themselves experienced a time as refugees in Egypt.” The archbishop wrote the joint letter for the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Dec. 12 since the USCCB called for a National Day of Prayer for Migrants and Refugees that day.

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Finding unity in times of division

Finding unity in times of division

| Father Charles Lachowitzer | December 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Back in November, I had the privilege of representing Region VIII — the dioceses of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota — as an observer for the fall meeting of the U. S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Baltimore.

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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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