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Fortnight for Freedom Begins Today!

Catholic communities nationwide join text message campaign
Promote education, action in support of First Amendment
Support Fortnight for Freedom June 21-July 4

Cardinal O'Malley Praises President's Immigration Policy

Some recent coverage from the Boston Globe: 

 

Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley is hailing the Obama administration’s decision not to deport young, law-abiding illegal immigrants who came here as children.

 

“This action by the President makes it possible for these young men and women, who have spent most of their lives in this country, to pursue education and employment opportunities and to make a contribution to American society,” O’Malley said in a statement issued today.

 

USCCB Brings Catechism Of The Catholic Church To New Browser-Based E-Book Format

About the new e-book version of the
Catechism of the Catholic Church
Most browser-based e-book readers:
• Make the e-book readable in a web browser
• Have some type of table of contents that links to chapters
• Don't require any modifications to the e-book file
The new e-book version of the Catechism of the Catholic Church has all those features, plus new custom features that most e-book readers don't offer. The new USCCB e-book reader has:
• A built in search feature
• Robust internal linking feature set
• Footnotes and internal page references are hyperlinked.
• Each internal link displays the referenced paragraph in a lightbox overlay.
• The lightbox overlay has a link to jump directly to that section of the book
• No browser plugin is required for legacy browsers.
• The USCCB e-book application works natively in any browser, including Internet Explorer.
• It works on an iPad.
• It can print entire sections, not just a single page.

General Assembly Of Bishops Unanimously Adopts ‘United For Religious Freedom’ Statement

 

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) reaffirmed by a unanimous voice vote on June 13 a recent statement of the USCCB Administrative Committee regarding the HHS mandate.

Peter’s Pence Collection Helps Cast The ‘Peace Of Christ’ Upon The World

Later this month, Catholics in the United States have the opportunity to help Pope Benedict XVI in his assistance to Catholics in all parts of the world including poor dioceses where many people depend on the Church for support,

Town Hall Meeting with Cardinal Sean: Defending Religious Freedom

Cardinal Sean has joined his brother bishops in the United States in joining in a "Fortnight for Freedom," from June 21 through July 4.

BISHOPS’ COMMITTEE FOR DEFENSE OF MARRIAGE DISAPPOINTED OVER DOMA RULING

The Massachusetts Catholic Conference joins with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in reaffirming marriage as a cornerstone of our society...

Archdiocese Honors Military Chaplains

Cardinal asks all to pray for military chaplains and those that serve in our armed forces

Cardinal Dolan Applauds Church Agencies as they Challenge HHS for Violating Religious Freedom

With time running out, dioceses, agencies resort to the courts
Church united in defense of religious liberty
Diversity of church ministries at stake

USCCB SUBMITS COMMENTS ON PROPOSED HHS RULEMAKING, URGES RE-OPENING OF FINAL RULE DEFINING MANDATE, EXEMPTION

Future ‘accommodation’ excludes many, cannot meet incompatible goals
Urges re-opening final rule defining contraceptive mandate, religious exemption
Outstanding issues should be resolved ‘in favor of more, not less, religious freedom’

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