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Methodist-Catholic Dialogue Issues Statement On Connection Between Eucharist, Environmental Stewardship

Both Methodists and Catholics believe their celebration of the Eucharist helps them to see God’s glory in all of creation and therefore leads to greater care for the environment, according to a new joint statement produced by the United States dialogue between the United Methodist Church (UMC) and the Catholic Church.

USCCB Issues New Statement on Religious Liberty

Urge strong lay involvement
Outline threats to First Freedom at all levels of government and abroad
Call upon dioceses to pursue religious liberty fortnight, June 21-July 4

US Bishops, Other Denominations file Amicus Curiae Brief in Supreme Court Case of Arizona v. United States

Brief argues federal government best positioned to protect family unity, human dignity. State laws could jeopardize religious freedom of churches to serve immigrants.

Bishops Voice Concern for Peace in the Middle East

Moved by the ongoing conflicts in the Middle East, the U.S. bishops stand with Pope Benedict XVI and the bishops of the region as witnesses against violence and appeal for peace “for all peoples and nations in the Middle East,” according to a statement issued by the Administrative Committee of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

BISHOPS PROMISE TO CONTINUE ‘VIGOROUS EFFORTS’ AGAINST HHS VIOLATIONS OF RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IN HEALTH CARE REFORM MANDATE

Declare government has no place defining religion, religious ministry
Seek protection for conscience rights of institutions, individuals
Stress action with the public, White House, Congress, courts

Bishops: Federal Budget Should Affirm Human Life

The USCCB said today that the federal budget should affirm human life and dignity, put the needy first, and reflect shared responsibility to promote the common good.

Senate Vote To Set Aside Conscience Act Marks Chance To Build Bipartisan Support, Seek Judicial Remedies For Religious Freedom

The Senate’s 51-48 vote March 1 to table the bipartisan Respect for Rights of Conscience Act (S. 1467), sponsored by Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) and 37 other senators, impels the Church to strengthen its resolve to support religious freedom.

Bishop Ricken of Green Bay, Wisconsin Offers Lenten Tools and Reflections

Bishop David L. Ricken of Green Bay, Wisconsin, chairman of the Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), offers “10 Things to Remember for Lent” as the Church prepares to begin the season with Ash Wednesday on February 22:

Cardinal DiNardo Urges Senate Support of Respect for Rights of Conscience Act

The Catholic bishops of the United States have long supported the “Respect for Rights of Conscience Act” (S. 1467), now sponsored by Senator Roy Blunt with 36 other Senators.

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