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Freedom to Meet Migrants’ Basic Human Needs Must be Preserved, says Bishop Rhoades


WASHINGTON – Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of Fort Wayne-South Bend, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee for Religious Liberty, expressed solidarity with faith-driven ministries to migrants and noted the special need to protect religious liberty. His remarks commended the February 23 statement issued by the Catholic bishops of the State of Texas. […]

Bishop Zaidan Calls for Peace and Humanitarian Aid


WASHINGTON – As Russia’s war against Ukraine enters its third year, the need for humanitarian assistance has greatly increased to help the millions of Ukrainians impacted by violence and destruction. People are struggling to survive in the cold winter with little food, heat, or shelter, said Bishop A. Elias Zaidan of the Maronite Eparchy of […]

A Bishop for 25 Years and Counting

Bishop McManus

The Catholic Free Press Interview by Margaret M. Russell | CFP Twenty-five years ago Msgr. Robert J. McManus had to shoo away a young seminarian from his office in Our Lady of Providence Seminary and rush over to the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul to meet with Bishop Robert E. Mulvey, the bishop of Providence. […]