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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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Little Sisters of the Poor and religious liberty: Debunking the myths

Little Sisters of the Poor and religious liberty: Debunking the myths

| Sister Constance Veit, LSP | October 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

As Little Sisters of the Poor we find our joy in sharing our lives with those whom many in our society would prefer to forget — the elderly poor.

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Bishops say ‘Rosary for America’ Oct. 7 imperative for a country in crisis

Bishops say ‘Rosary for America’ Oct. 7 imperative for a country in crisis

| Pablo Kay | October 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

Invoking Mary’s intercession for the U.S. together as Catholics is imperative for a country beset by multiple crises, said bishops participating a virtual “Rosary for America” Oct. 7, the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary.

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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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USCCB’s 2020 Natural Family Planning Awareness Week slated for July 19-25

USCCB’s 2020 Natural Family Planning Awareness Week slated for July 19-25

| Julie Asher | July 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

Natural Family Planning Awareness Week is slated for July 19-25 this year and has as its theme: “Live the truth and beauty of God’s plan for married love!”

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Trump’s order on foster care backs partnerships with faith-based agencies

Trump’s order on foster care backs partnerships with faith-based agencies

| Julie Asher | June 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

President Donald Trump June 24 called for creating partnerships between state agencies and public, private, faith-based and community organizations “to help keep families together and, when that is not possible, to find children forever families.”

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Catholics urged to pray, reflect, act to safeguard religious freedom

Catholics urged to pray, reflect, act to safeguard religious freedom

| Leslie Mille | June 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

The U.S. bishops are urging Catholics to “pray, reflect and take action” on religious liberty in the United States and abroad during Religious Freedom Week June 22-29. The first day of the observance is the feast of Sts. Thomas More and John Fisher, both martyred for their Catholic faith. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops […]

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Healing a wounded people

Healing a wounded people

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | June 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

The whir of helicopters provided an evocative background to our recited Litany of Saints at last week’s priesthood ordination in the Cathedral of St. Paul, reminding me of the strong wind that filled the Upper Room on the first Pentecost.

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USCCB, other Catholic groups urge court to protect faith-based foster care

USCCB, other Catholic groups urge court to protect faith-based foster care

| June 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference and a few Catholic Charities agencies have joined more than 30 other religious groups, states and a group of Congress members urging the Supreme Court to protect Philadelphia’s faith-based foster care.

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Pope calls USCCB president to express solidarity, support amid turmoil in U.S.

Pope calls USCCB president to express solidarity, support amid turmoil in U.S.

| Greg Erlandson | June 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis used his June 3 audience and a phone call with the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to express his solidarity and support following days of demonstrations protesting the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

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U.S. bishops: Floyd’s death ‘the latest wake up call’ for ‘determined conversion’

U.S. bishops: Floyd’s death ‘the latest wake up call’ for ‘determined conversion’

| May 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

We are broken-hearted, sickened, and outraged to watch another video of an African American man being killed before our very eyes,” they wrote. “What’s more astounding is that this is happening within mere weeks of several other such occurrences.”

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Congress urged to make poor, vulnerable a priority for next stimulus bill

Congress urged to make poor, vulnerable a priority for next stimulus bill

Congress needs to remember the needs of “the poor, the vulnerable and people on the margins” when considering additional pandemic economic relief packages, said the chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development.

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