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Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley Statement on Government Shutdown "End the suffering of our citizenry"

 

 "Governing the democracy of the United States is always a challenging task. It requires not only intelligence, expertise and experience but also a capacity to collaborate, cooperate and the willingness to consider appropriate compromise at decisive moments."

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)

President Trump Announces Commitment to Uphold Pro-Life Laws

January 18, 2019

WASHINGTON— Today, President Trump reiterated his enduring support for pro-life laws or policies. Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann, chairman of the U.S. Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities responded with the following statement:

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)

Bishops Express Dismay at Court Ruling Enjoining Moral and Religious Exemption to HHS Mandate

January 15, 2019

WASHINGTON–In response to Monday’s federal court ruling from Pennsylvania granting a nationwide injunction barring the broadened moral and religious exemption to the HHS mandate, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas, Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Pro-Life Activities, and Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Chairman of the USCCB Committee for Religious Liberty, issued the following statement:

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Chairman of U.S. Bishops’ Committee on Migration Calls on President and Congress to Create a Border Solution and End Shut-Down

January 10, 2019

WASHINGTON—Bishop Joseph Vásquez, of Austin, Texas, Chairman of the Committee on Migration issued the following statement calling for the President and Congressional leaders to create a border solution and end the government shut-down.  

Bishop Vasquez’s full statement follows:

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U.S. Bishops’ Chairman Applauds Enactment of Iraq and Syria Genocide Relief and Accountability Act

December 11, 2018

 

WASHINGTON—Today, after more than two years of hard work and bipartisan cooperation in the US Congress, the Committee on International Justice and Peace of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) applauds the enactment of the Iraq and Syria Genocide Relief and Accountability Act (H.R. 390).

This critical legislation will direct humanitarian relief to genocide victims in Iraq and Syria and hold ISIS perpetrators accountable.

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)

President of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Statement on the Death of President George H.W. Bush

December 3, 2018

WASHINGTON--Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston and President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has issued the following statement on the passing of President George Herbert Walker Bush.

Cardinal DiNardo’s full statement follows: 

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PRESIDENT OF U.S. BISHOPS’ CONFERENCE ISSUES STATEMENT FOLLOWING DEADLY SHOOTING AT MERCY HOSPITAL IN CHICAGO

WASHINGTON—Following the tragic shooting yesterday in Chicago, Illinois, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a statement calling for prayers and steps to curb gun violence.

The full statement of Cardinal DiNardo follows:

Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley looks over documents Nov. 14 during the general session meeting in Baltimore. (CNS photo/Rick Musacchio, Tennessee Register)

Cardinal O'Malley discusses bishops' meeting

BALTIMORE -- On the final day of the 2018 Fall General Assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Nov. 14, Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley spoke to The Pilot about developments at the meeting, including the unexpected request by the Vatican for bishops delay voting on proposed responses to clergy abuse. 

Following is an edited version of the interview:

Q. After the Vatican requested that no new policies be voted on at this meeting, what do you think can still be accomplished? 

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U.S. Bishops Approved “Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love,” A Pastoral Letter Against Racism

November 14, 2018 

BALTIMORE— The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) approved today, during its November General Assembly, the formal statement, “Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love,” A Pastoral Letter Against Racism. The full body of bishops approved it by a two-thirds majority vote.

Bishop Shelton J. Fabre, of Houma-Thibodaux, Chairman of U.S. Bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism issued the following statement:

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