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Feb 8

National Catholic-Muslim Dialogue Launched, Archbishop Cupich Named Catholic Co-Chair

 WASHINGTON—Archbishop Blase J. Cupich of Chicago will serve as the first Catholic co-chair of a new National Catholic-Muslim Dialogue, sponsored by the Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (US

Feb 4

Nearly All of Religious Profession Class of 2015 Participated in Vocation Program, Served in Parish Ministry Prior to Pursuing Vocation

WASHINGTON—Nearly all of the religious men and women who professed perpetual vows in 2015 had a strong, active parish life or participated in a vocation program or experience prior to entering their religious institute, according to the annual survey ...

Feb 4

National Marriage Week USA, World Marriage Day Emphasize Support for Married Couples

 WASHINGTON—National Marriage Week USA and World Marriage Day are opportunities "to celebrate the gift and blessing of marriage," said the chairman of the Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (US ...

Feb 3

Msgr. Jeffrey D. Burrill Named New Associate General Secretary of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

 WASHINGTON—Rev. Msgr. Jeffrey D. Burrill, S.T.L. was appointed Associate General Secretary of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), February 3, where he will serve as administrator of the USCCB's pastoral offices and a member of

Feb 2

USCCB President Appoints Bishops Flores, Cantú as Representatives of U.S. Bishops to Papal Visit to Mexico

 WASHINGTON—Two bishops who head U.S. dioceses bordering Mexico will officially represent the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) during the February 12-17 visit of Pope Francis to Mexico. Bishop Daniel E. Flores of Brownsville, Texas, and Bis ...

Feb 2

Collection for the Church in Central and Eastern Europe to be Held on Ash Wednesday, February 10

WASHINGTON—The annual Collection to Aid the Church in Central and Eastern Europe will be held in most parishes February 10, Ash Wednesday. The collection supports pastoral, educational and construction projects in Central and Eastern Europe and Centra ...

Feb 2

USCCB, Texas Catholic Conference and Other Christian Groups File Amicus Brief to Support Regulations Protecting Women's Health and Safety in Abortion Clinics

WASHINGTON—The Office of General Counsel of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) filed an amicus curiae brief in the U.S. Supreme Court, February 1, on behalf of USCCB, the Texas Catholic Conference and several Christian partners in suppor

Jan 27

Catholic Schools Week, January 31-February 6, to Focus on Catholic Schools as ‘Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service’

 WASHINGTON—National Catholic Schools Week 2016 will be observed in dioceses around the country, January 31-February 6. This year's theme, "Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service," focuses on the important faith-building, academic and ...

Jan 21

Bishop Cantú Urges Administration to Work to Build Lasting Peace, Stability in Middle East in Letters to Kerry, Rice

 WASHINGTON—Bishop Oscar Cantú of Las Cruces, New Mexico, urged Secretary of State John Kerry and National Security Advisor Ambassador Susan Rice to take renewed action to build on steps toward peace in the Middle East and work toward long term stability in ...

Jan 20

Catholic and Orthodox Christians Affirm Sanctity of Life, Invite People into the Embrace of Christ

NEW YORK—On the occasion of the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Orthodox and Catholic Christians will join in prayer and public gathering to express their long-standing belief that all life is sacred.

Jan 15

Thousands to Participate in 14-Hour National Prayer Vigil for Life

 WASHINGTON—The National Prayer Vigil for Life will be held from Thursday afternoon, January 21-Friday morning, January 22, at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, where Pope Francis celebrated Mass during his recent visit to ...

Jan 14

Cardinal Dolan’s Roe v. Wade Anniversary Statement Calls Pro-Life Movement to Spread ‘A Vision of Life and Love,’ Encourages Participation in ‘9 Days for Life’ Campaign

 WASHINGTON—Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York called on everyone "concerned about the tragedy of abortion" to recommit to a "vision of life and love, a vision that excludes no one" on January 14. His statement marks the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. ...

Jan 14

Collection for the Church in Latin America: 50 Years of Spreading Faith, Evangelization

WASHINGTON—From Mayan communities in Guatemala breaking language barriers that bring them closer to the Catholic faith, to at-risk youth and young adults in poverty stricken communities in Colombia and Peru becoming faith leaders in their neighborhoo

Jan 13

2016 Catholic Social Ministry Gathering Will Bring Together Pope Francis’ Emphases on Ecology, Mercy

 WASHINGTON—Hundreds of Catholics from across the country who work in ministries at parishes, dioceses, national organizations and college and university campuses will explore the implications of Pope Francis' teachings on ecology and mercy at the Cat ...

Jan 12

Bishops Elizondo and Vann Call for an End to Deportation Raids and Detention of Immigrant Mothers with Children

 WASHINGTON—In light of recent enforcement actions conducted by the Department of Homeland Security for the purpose of deporting 121 individuals, primarily mothers with children, the bishops who chair the U.S. bishops' Committee on Migration and the Cat ...

Jan 12

Subcommittee on the Church in Africa Awards $1 Million in Grants

 WASHINGTON—The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Subcommittee on the Church in Africa announced the approval of 42 grants totaling $1 million to support pastoral projects in 18 countries in Africa.

Jan 11

USCCB General Counsel Files Amicus Brief in U.S. Supreme Court Case Challenging HHS Mandate

Supports Little Sisters of the Poor, Catholic dioceses, dozens of ministries now before Court

Jan 6

Archbishop Wenski Comments on President Obama’s Measures on the Regulation of Firearms

 WASHINGTON—"For a long time now, the bishops of the United States have called for reasonable policies to help reduce gun violence," said Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski of Miami, chairman of the Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development of the

Jan 4

Pope Francis Elevates the Syro-Malankara Apostolic Exarchate in the U.S. to an Eparchy for the U.S. and Canada

 WASHINGTON—Pope Francis has elevated the Apostolic Exarchate for the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church in the United States to an eparchy for the United States and Canada. 

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