Thinking About the Pope at the U.S. Bishops’ Meeting

November 15, 2013 by  
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The Tidings – Archbishop José H. Gomez – November 15, 2013 I’m writing from Baltimore, where this week my brother bishops and I are gathered for the annual meeting of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Our agenda has been busy. But in the background of our meeting has been the figure of Pope […]

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Archbishop Kurtz Elected President of U.S. Bishops Cardinal DiNardo Elected Vice President

November 12, 2013 by  
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U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) – November 12, 2013 Bishops elect chairman of Catholic Education Committee Chairmen-elect chosen for five other USCCB committees New CRS, CLINIC board members chosen BALTIMORE—Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, was elected president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) during the bishops’ annual fall General Assembly, […]

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Cardinal Dolan Urges Bishops to Make Religious Freedom a Priority

November 11, 2013 by  
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Catholic News Service – By Dennis Sadowski – November 11, 2013 BALTIMORE (CNS) — New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan called upon his brother bishops to champion the cause of people around the world being persecuted because of their faith even as the bishops continue to prevent what he described as infringements upon religious practice […]

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US Bishops’ Labor Day Statement

August 30, 2013 by  
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Zenit – August 30, 2013 “As individuals and families, as the Church, as community organizations, as businesses, as government, we all have a responsibility to promote the dignity of work and to honor workers’ rights” Here is the US bishops’ Labor Day statement. Labor Day is celebrated Monday in the United States: Every human being […]

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Supreme Court Decisions on Marriage: ‘Tragic Day for Marriage and Our Nation,’ State U.S. Bishops

June 26, 2013 by  
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United States Conference of Catholic Bishops – June 26, 2013 WASHINGTON—The U.S. Supreme Court decisions June 26 striking down part of the Defense of Marriage Act and refusing to rule on the merits of a challenge to California’s Proposition 8 mark a “tragic day for marriage and our nation,” said Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New […]

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Pope Names Auxiliary Bishop Seitz Head Diocese of El Paso, Texas

USCCB – May 6, 2013 May 6, 2013 WASHINGTON—Pope Francis has named Auxiliary Bishop Mark Seitz of Dallas, 59, as bishop of El Paso, Texas. The appointment was publicized in Washington, May 6, by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, apostolic nuncio to the United States. He succeeds Bishop Armando Ochoa, who was named bishop of Fresno, […]

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“In the Darkness of This Tragedy, We Turn To the Light of Christ”

April 16, 2013 by  
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Whispers in the Loggia – April 15, 2013 In the wake of this afternoon’s bombing at the finish line of the Boston Marathon which claimed three lives and injured over 130 others, the city’s Cardinal Seán O’Malley OFM Cap. issued the following statement from the Holy Land, where he’s currently on a pilgrimage: The Archdiocese […]

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USCCB President Congratulates Newly Elected Pope

March 14, 2013 by  
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United States Conference of Catholic Bishops – March 13, 2013 WASHINGTON—Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), congratulates the newly elected pope, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, Argentina. “Pope Francis stands as the figure of unity for all Catholics wherever they reside. The bishops of […]

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US Bishops Respond to Proposed Modifications to Insurance Mandate

February 8, 2013 by  
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Zenit – February 7, 2013 “We will not cease from our effort to assure that healthcare for all does not mean freedom for few” Washington, D.C., February 07, 2013 (Zenit.org) Here is a statement released today by Cardinal Timothy Dolan, president of the US bishops’ conference, regarding proposed modifications to a government mandate that would […]

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Bishop Praises Catholic Schools for Role in Evangelizing

Catholic News Agency – January 30, 2013 Washington D.C., Jan 30, 2013 (CNA) – In a statement commemorating Catholic Schools Week, Bishop Joseph P. McFadden of Harrisburg, Pa., lauded Catholic schools for helping evangelize the nation. “It is a challenging education in an atmosphere where Jesus Christ is the center,” the chair of the U.S. […]

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