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Bishop Dewane disappointed by House passage of tax cut bill

Bishop Dewane disappointed by House passage of tax cut bill

| November 20, 2017 | 2 Comments

The chairman of a U.S. bishops’ committee concerned with domestic justice issues expressed disappointment over the House of Representatives’ passage of “the deeply flawed” tax cut bill.

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U.S. bishops take on immigration, racism at fall assembly

U.S. bishops take on immigration, racism at fall assembly

| Carol Zimmermann | November 14, 2017 | 1 Comment

At the start of their annual fall assembly in Baltimore Nov. 13, U.S. Catholic bishops faced some big issues — immigration and racism — straight on and zeroed in on how to raise the national level of discussion on these topics starting in the church pews.

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Local Hmong Catholic appointed to USCCB subcommittee

Local Hmong Catholic appointed to USCCB subcommittee

| November 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Yang said it’s his job “to be a liaison for the Hmong ministry, to communicate from a national perspective and pastoral ministry perspective to the Hmong Catholic community.”

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Priest resigns as consultant on doctrine after letter to pope

Priest resigns as consultant on doctrine after letter to pope

| November 2, 2017 | 10 Comments

After publication of his letter to Pope Francis questioning the pontiff’s teachings, Father Thomas Weinandy has resigned from his position as consultant to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Doctrine.

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Baltimore archbishop announces Maryland task force to address racism

Baltimore archbishop announces Maryland task force to address racism

| September 29, 2017 | 2 Comments

A statewide task force made up of Catholic and other officials has been formed in Maryland to work for better race relations and “to address the sin of racism that continues to be a divisive force in our country,” the Archdiocese of Baltimore said in a Sept. 27 news release.

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Announced end to DACA program is ‘reprehensible,’ U.S. bishops say

Announced end to DACA program is ‘reprehensible,’ U.S. bishops say

| September 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Sept. 5 that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is “being rescinded” by President Donald Trump, leaving some 800,000 youth, brought illegally to the U.S. as minors, in peril of deportation and of losing permits that allow them to work.

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With battle lines drawn on net neutrality, what’s next?

With battle lines drawn on net neutrality, what’s next?

| Mark Pattison | July 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

The initial comment period for Americans to tell the Federal Communications Commission what they thought of its proposed “Restoring Internet Freedom” initiative closed July 21.

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Bishops back bill to let agencies opt out of adoption for same-sex couples

Bishops back bill to let agencies opt out of adoption for same-sex couples

| April 10, 2017 | 4 Comments

Three bishops, in a joint letter to the measure’s sponsor, voiced their support of the Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act, which would permit social service agencies to refuse on religious grounds to provide adoption or foster services for households headed by same-sex couples.

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Taking the ‘porn problem’ public

Taking the ‘porn problem’ public

| Ryan Wilson | March 7, 2017 | 4 Comments

The Catholic faith has long drawn attention to the serious and sinister consequences of pornography on the human soul. In 2016, for instance, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops released “Create in Me a Clean Heart,” a pastoral letter describing pornography’s ability to distort one’s understanding of human sexuality and stunt his or her capacity for self-giving love. The bishops condemned pornography as part of the “throwaway culture” Pope Francis has described and warned that its harms “include physiological, financial, emotional, mental and spiritual effects.”

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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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