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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’

USCCB JOINS CALL TO WHITE HOUSE TO CHANGE NUCLEAR POLICY, DELIVERS PETITION WITH 50,000 SIGNATURES

Representatives of various groups advocating nuclear arms reduction, including the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), presented a petition with over 50,000 signatures to the White House. The petition urges President Obama to reduce the role and number of nuclear weapons as he makes a once-in-a-decade decision on the Presidential nuclear weapons policy “guidance.”

CONGOLESE BISHOP SAYS ILLEGAL MINING CAUSES VIOLENCE, POVERTY, URGES REGULATION IN CONGRESSIONAL TESTIMONY

Congress should continue to support laws that promote transparency among companies that mine in the Congo and to "resist watering down SEC regulations to half measures that may save money, but cost lives." said Bishop Nicolas Djomo Lola, president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Congo, in May 10 testimony to the House Financial Services Subcommittee on International Monetary Policy and Trade.  The U.S.

BISHOPS REITERATE PRIORITIES TO PROTECT POOR, PROMOTE THE COMMON GOOD IN LETTER TO HOUSE

Congress should assess every budget decision by how it reflects the shared responsibility of the government and other institutions to protect human life and dignity, especially of the poor and vulnerable, said the bishop who chairs the Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) in a May 8 letter to the House of Representatives.

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