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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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Immigration advocates express concerns about Trump immigration plan

Immigration advocates express concerns about Trump immigration plan

Catholic immigration advocates raised concerns about a proposal from President Donald Trump that would reshape U.S. immigration policy to incorporate a “merit-based” system that prioritizes high-skilled workers over those with family already in the country.

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Cardinal DiNardo welcomes new papal norms on preventing clergy abuse

Cardinal DiNardo welcomes new papal norms on preventing clergy abuse

New papal norms on preventing clergy sexual abuse are “a blessing that will empower the Church everywhere to bring predators to justice, no matter what rank they hold in the Church,” said Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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Catholic officials pleased with new conscience protection rule

Catholic officials pleased with new conscience protection rule

| Carol Zimmermann | May 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

The announcement of a new conscience protection rule May 2 protecting health care workers who object to abortion procedures on religious grounds was welcome news to U.S. Catholic bishops and the president of the Catholic Health Association.

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MCC document: For Catholics, there’s no divide between human, environment issues

MCC document: For Catholics, there’s no divide between human, environment issues

| April 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Jason Adkins, MCC executive director, said the document, “Minnesota, Our Common Home,”  challenges the false dichotomy between “life issues” and “social justice issues” when it comes to public policy and personal decision-making, and he expects to compel every Catholic to reconsider his or her policy stances and lifestyle choices.

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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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Cardinal leaves hospital, continues recovery in rehabilitation program

Cardinal leaves hospital, continues recovery in rehabilitation program

| James Ramos | March 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

After being hospitalized after suffering a stroke while praying the Stations of the Cross March 15, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, who is president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, was discharged March 20 from St. Joseph Medical Center in Houston and was transferred to a nearby rehabilitation program.

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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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Old guard looks to new generation of voices on nuclear disarmament

Old guard looks to new generation of voices on nuclear disarmament

| Dennis Sadowski | March 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Kelsey Davenport admits that the Cold War and “the impending doom of nuclear annihilation” is not something she recalls while growing up in her native Marquette, Michigan, even though her family lived not far from a now-closed airbase that was a key part of the U.S. nuclear triad.

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Cardinal DiNardo, USCCB president, ‘resting comfortably’ after suffering mild stroke

Cardinal DiNardo, USCCB president, ‘resting comfortably’ after suffering mild stroke

| March 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, was taken to the hospital late March 15 after experiencing symptoms of what tests March 16 confirmed was a mild stroke, according to an archdiocesan statement.

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Supreme Court asked to put Louisiana abortion law on hold

Supreme Court asked to put Louisiana abortion law on hold

| Carol Zimmermann | February 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Supreme Court has temporarily put on hold a state law restricting Louisiana abortion providers.

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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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