Tag: U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

USCCB offers ‘Election Novena’ as way to prepare for Nov. 3, pray for nation

USCCB offers ‘Election Novena’ as way to prepare for Nov. 3, pray for nation

| October 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

As it did in 2016, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is encouraging people of faith to take part in an election novena beginning Oct. 26 and ending Nov. 3, Election Day.

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Catholics say for civility to prevail, the common good must be served

Catholics say for civility to prevail, the common good must be served

| Dennis Sadowski | October 1, 2020 | 0 Comments

The incivility that was front and center during the first presidential debate sent Catholics across the country searching for answers about what they can do to calm the seas when people disagree.

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Virtual rosary Oct. 7 aims to unite Catholics in ‘moment of prayer’ for nation

Virtual rosary Oct. 7 aims to unite Catholics in ‘moment of prayer’ for nation

| September 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has called for a “moment of prayer” to unite Catholics across the country at a time when there is “much unrest and uncertainty” in the United States, said a Sept. 30 USCCB news release.

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Trump, Congress urged to make ‘access to quality education’ a priority

Trump, Congress urged to make ‘access to quality education’ a priority

| July 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Two U.S. cardinals and the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops have an urgent message for President Donald Trump and the U.S. Congress: The next emergency stimulus package must help tuition-paying families keep their Catholic and other nonpublic schools open this fall.

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Bishops of U.S., Canada will consecrate their nations to Mary May 1

Bishops of U.S., Canada will consecrate their nations to Mary May 1

| April 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has announced the U.S. bishops will join the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops May 1 in consecrating the two nations to the care of the Blessed Mother under the title “Mary, Mother of the Church.”

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Videos are new component to bishops’ ‘Faithful Citizenship’ guide

Videos are new component to bishops’ ‘Faithful Citizenship’ guide

| Dennis Sadowski | February 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

A series of long-planned videos that supplement the U.S. bishops’ quadrennial “Faithful Citizenship” document that provides guidance to voters during a presidential election year have been finalized for viewing.

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U.S. bishops ‘gravely disappointed’ with House passage of Equality Act

U.S. bishops ‘gravely disappointed’ with House passage of Equality Act

Five U.S. bishops, chairmen of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ committees or subcommittees, said May 17 they were “gravely disappointed” with the U.S. House of Representatives passage of the Equality Act.

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USCCB pro-life chair says ‘our nation is better’ than to allow infanticide

USCCB pro-life chair says ‘our nation is better’ than to allow infanticide

| Jacob Comello | April 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Missouri, spoke to the crowd of journalists and activists gathered before her: “I came to Congress to be a voice for the voiceless and … with the Born-Alive Act … today we will finally start the process of bringing this vote to the floor.”

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Bishops say ‘sweeping regulations’ of Equality Act will harm U.S. society

Bishops say ‘sweeping regulations’ of Equality Act will harm U.S. society

| March 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

In a joint letter to Congress March 19, the chairmen of three committees of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said they oppose to the Equality Act because while it is meant to provide protections to those who identify as LGBT, it would impose “sweeping regulations to the detriment of society as a whole.”

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Rev. King called ‘artisan of peace’ and ‘true witness to power of Gospel’

Rev. King called ‘artisan of peace’ and ‘true witness to power of Gospel’

| January 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Societies today need “artisans of peace,” like the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., “who can be messengers and authentic witnesses of God the Father, who wills the good and the happiness of the human family,” said the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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USCCB education secretary is used to thinking outside the box

USCCB education secretary is used to thinking outside the box

| Carol Zimmermann | January 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Mary Pat Donoghue, the new education secretary at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, knows that Catholic schools have to be creative not just to compete, but sometimes to survive.

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Abuse crisis, day of discernment, prayer top agenda for Baltimore meeting

Abuse crisis, day of discernment, prayer top agenda for Baltimore meeting

| October 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Discussion and voting on concrete measures to address the abuse crisis and a day of spiritual discernment and prayer will top the agenda for the U.S. bishops when they meet Nov. 12-14 for the fall general assembly in Baltimore.

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