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Bishops Say Belief Influx of Latino Catholics Would Restore American Morality a 'Delusion'

At an annual conference of Catholic Latino leaders, Philadelphia’s Archbishop Charles Chaput revealed that the bishops had hoped that a strong Catholic faith among Latinos would pull the United States back from secularization and immorality. Show More Summary

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Catholic Church keeps up pressure for immigration reform. United States Conference of Catholic Bishops spokespoerson Kim Daniels on fixing our broken immigration system. • Food critic becomes viral sensation by reviewing everything from mom and pop diners to fast-food joints. Marilyn Hagerty on her new book Grand Forks and her 27 years reviewing food […]

Australian Catholic Students Association - Annual Conference

A recent encouraging report from an anonymous reader: OF Mass with Bishop Mcgukin The annual conference of the Australian Catholic Students Association (ACSA) took place this year in Brisbane on the 5th, 6th and 7th of July. The conference theme was Foundations of the faith, which was inspired by the current Year of Faith. Show More Summary

New Pro-Life Initiative in Mexico Draws Catholic Clergy and Laity

After attending Human Life International’s REDESSVIDA conference in Mexico City last June for priests and seminarians, Bishop José Maria de la Torre Martin of the Diocese of Aguascalientes in Mexico took new steps to spread the Gospel of Life in his diocese. The bishop, who made known the impact HLI’s conference had on him, recently […]

Why Are Catholic Bishops Funding Advocacy For Comprehensive Immigration Reform?

The Catholic bishops of the United States have put the power of funding behind their efforts to advocate for comprehensive immigration reform. In March of 2013, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) announced that the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), which is the domestic anti-poverty agency of the U.S. Show More Summary

The Catholic Hospital Association continues to give cover to ObamaCare's abortion funding

by Kavon W. Nikrad Analysis WASHINGTON, D.C., July 26, 2013 ( – At the height of the contentious debate that surrounded health care reform in 2010, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) nearly brought the negotiations to a halt. The USCCB, which is considered quite liberal in the…

Time for the Bishops to Quit Funding Pro-Abortion Catholic Relief Service

It’s time the American Bishops applied the “three strikes and you’re out” rule to Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ international relief program, which has become a laundering mechanism...Show More Summary

Nearly 10,000 U.S. Catholics Travel to Rio for World Youth Day

According to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), nearly 10,000 young people from the United States are traveling to Rio de Janeiro to celebrate World Youth Day (WYD) with Pope Francis from July 23-28. United States participants are expected to be the third-largest group in attendance. Show More Summary

More Than a Hobby

AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez I n February of 2012, as the Obama administration sought to placate the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) objections to contraception coverage under the Affordable Care Act, a new wrinkle in the debate took observers by surprise. Show More Summary

The Church And Obamacare

The Catholic Health Association now fully backs the new law’s provisions: In June of last year, CHA strongly criticized–as did the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops–the way the Department of Health and Human Services had attempted to accommodate the concerns of religious employers who objected to the mandate. The USCCB is still not (and may […]

Catholic Bishops: Supreme Court DOMA Decision a “Tragic Day for Marriage and Our Nation”

The US Conference of Catholic Bishops released a statement today following the Supreme Court DOMA decision. The bishops say today’s decision is “a tragic day for marriage and our nation.” The U.S. Supreme Court decisions June 26 striking down part … Continue reading ?

Catholic Bishops: Supreme Court Marriage Decisions Threaten ‘Common Good Of All’

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops tried to defend the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8 before the Supreme Court, arguing that there is no such thing as sexual orientation, only homosexual “conduct.” Responding to today’s decisions essentially overturning both, Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Archibishop Salvatore Cordileone claimed that the spread of marriage equality [...]

Daily Headlines: June 26, 2013

Cuba: A letter from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel urged him to “conduct a careful review of conditions for detainees” at the Guantanamo Bay prison. Latin America: Ecuador’s Foreign Minister admitted that it could take weeks to decide on the asylum request from U.S. Show More Summary

Do You Have a Saturday Night to Spare for Freedom?

This weekend marks the beginning of the second Fortnight for Freedom, an ecumenical celebration of freedom established last year by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. This year’s events begin tonight with an opening Mass in Baltmore and a vigil for freedom Saturday evening in front of the Capitol in Washington, D.C.. Show More Summary

Archbishop Timothy Dolan Issues Call For Anti-Gay Action In Advance Of SCOTUS Rulings On Prop 8 And DOMA

11 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

In his role as the head of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Archbishop Timothy Dolan has issued a directive for all parishes to insert the above message into Sunday bulletins. David Badash writes at New Civil RightsShow More Summary

Bishops Call On Catholics To Rend Garments In Advance Of DOMA Ruling

11 months agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

Perhaps anticipating another loss, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is calling on the faithful to break out the sackcloth and ashes as they await the Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality. In a letter distributed to parish churches nationwide, the Conference urged Catholics to “pray, fast and sacrifice” to send a message to the [...]

And Fuck This Guy, Too

Sociopaths: In a bulletin insert delivered to parishioners around the nation, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops warned that the Supreme Court could be preparing to affirm marriage equality, and urged an outpouring of anti-LGBT sentiment and sermons to push back against the potential change. Show More Summary


11 months agoLGBT / Gay : Good As You

Who says the Catholic Church is no longer engaged in effective outreach? [US Conference of Catholic Bishops (with link to the Spanish bulletin)] Because why should English be the only language that is bastardized with code words that mask the...

New Vermont assisted suicide law a ‘tragic moment’: Cardinal O’Malley

by Dave Andrusko WASHINGTON, May 22, 2013 (NRLN) —Cardinal Seán O’Malley of Boston, chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, warned of an “alarming trend nationwide” after Vermont legalized physician-assisted suicide, May 20. He called…

Irish bishops will not refuse Communion to pro-abortion Prime Minister Kenny: cardinal

by Hilary White DUBLIN, May 9, 2013 ( – In an interview with the state broadcaster RTE Radio, Cardinal Sean Brady, the head of the Irish Catholic bishopsconference has said that the Irish bishops have not considered barring politicians from receiving Communion who vote to legalize abortion.…

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