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Cardinal O'Malley: Gosnell convictions draw attention to tragedy of abortion

The chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops called for reflection, greater respect for human life and healing in the wake of the May 13 convictions of Dr. Kermit Gosnell of Philadelphia.

Cardinal O'Malley: Human cloning insconsistent with human dignity

Human cloning for any purpose is inconsistent with the moral responsibility to “treat each member of the human family as a unique gift of God, as a person with his or her own inherent dignity,” said the chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).

Cardinal Sean's Statement on Boston College Commencement

Because the Gospel of Life is the centerpiece of the Church’s social doctrine and because we consider abortion a crime against humanity, the Catholic Bishops of the United States have asked that Catholic institutions not honor government officials or politicians who promote abortion with their laws and policies.

 

USCCB Committee Chair Decries Marriage Redefinition in Rhode Island

Every child deserves a married mother and father

Cardinal Dolan Calls for Prayer Following Marathon Bombings

WASHINGTON—Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, issued the following statement after the bombings at the Boston Marathon, April 15.

The tragic end to the Boston Marathon April 15 reminds us all that evil exists and that life is fragile.

The deaths and injuries of people gathered for the celebration on Patriots Day in Boston calls on all of us to pray for the souls of those killed the healing of those injured and the restoration of peace for all of us unsettled by the bombings at a world renowned sporting event.

Cardinal Sean's Statement on the Marathon Bombings

The Archdiocese of Boston joins all people of good will in expressing deep sorrow following the senseless acts of violence perpetrated at the Boston Marathon today.  Our prayers and concern are with so many who experienced the trauma of these acts, most especially the loved ones of those who lives were lost and those who were injured, and the injured themselves.

Religious Liberty Chair Backs Litigants Opposing HHS Mandate

Goal is to secure religious freedom
Need freedom to serve common good without violating religious principles
Praises people from all denominations challenging the mandate

Statement of Cardinal Sean on the Election of Pope Francis I

 

Statement from Cardinal Seán O’Malley, OFM, Cap. On the election of the election of Pope Francis I

 

Issued March 13, 2013

USCCB President Congratulates Newly Elected Pope

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.

Cardinal Urges Support for Health Care Conscience Rights Act

Choosing between religious integrity and participation in health care system unacceptable
Religious freedom, conscience rights foundational to American society
Conscience rights protections essential to Catholic ministries

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