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 ?
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 [...]
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
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
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
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 [...]
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
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...
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…
by Hilary White DUBLIN, May 9, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In an interview with the state broadcaster RTE Radio, Cardinal Sean Brady, the head of the Irish Catholic bishops’ conference has said that the Irish bishops have not considered barring politicians from receiving Communion who vote to legalize abortion.…
As the United Conference of Catholic Bishops ratchets up its attempts to shape civil marriage policy here in America, at least they are getting more honest about the fact that they really don't want us being actively gay. This comes...
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued a new insert for distribution in church bulletin’s about “Marriage and the Supreme Court,” urging Catholics to pray, fast, and sacrifice to advocate against marriage equality. The insert dwells on the idea that marriage equality erases gender, challenging the beliefs that “men and women matters” and [...]
Earlier today we posted the letter to the editor Richard Doerflinger sent to the Washington Post. Mr. Doerflinger, associate director of the Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, hoisted the Post’s editorial board on its own petard. The Post had lamented that an abortion clinic in Virginia had closed after [...]
Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage, published a response on Friday to Rhode Island's passage of marriage equality last week calling it "a serious...
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) announced on Monday that it has hired Kim Daniels as spokeswoman for the USCCB president, currently Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York. Daniels, the USCCB announcement explains,...Show More Summary
A new spokeswoman was announced by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Monday. Kim Daniels happens to be a friend of mine who I have spent some extensive time working with on the Catholic Voices USA project I’ve mentioned here a time or two. Show More Summary
President Barack Obama, several church leaders and humanitarian organizations such as The Salvation Army and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops have pledged their support for victims of the Boston Marathon bombings which rocked that city on Monday.
by Patrick B. Craine OTTAWA, April 10, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops are calling for action to protect the environment in a new pastoral letter, in which they emphasize that the most pressing need for the environmental movement is to protect the right to life. The pastoral letter,…
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has decided to send $3.1 million to several projects connected to the Church in Latin America.
The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops admitted on Easter Sunday that the Catholic Church's doctrine is out-of-touch with the beliefs of many of its parishioners. read more