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‘The sisters have forgiven, but justice is to be made visible’

2 weeks agoNews : BlogPost

“The sisters have forgiven, but justice is to be made visible.” That is what Cardinal Baselios Cleemis, president of the Catholic Bishop Conference of India, said after visiting a nun in her 70s who was gang raped last week in the eastern state of West Bengal. Cleemis, who is also the Vatican conclave’s youngest cardinal, […]

Catholic Bishops Want to Deny Raped Migrant Girls Access to Health Care

ThinkProgress reports that the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is demanding, in the name of religious freedom, the right to keep underage migrants who have been raped from accessing medical care to prevent them from becoming pregnant. Show More Summary

Pro-Life Leader Empowers Nigerians Through Education Against Abortion

The Catholic BishopsConference of Nigeria (CBCN) will soon issue a Marriage and Family Life Manual for marriage and family life educators. Chizoba Nnagboh, Human Life International (HLI) country director in Nigeria, is a member of the planning committee which will implement and disseminate pro-marriage and pro-family materials. In an effort to defend the natural […]

Archbishop tells social ministry advocates to be courageous, compassionate and calm

Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, gave Catholic social ministry leaders these words of advice before they went to Capitol Hill to meet with lawmakers: “Be courageous, be compassionate, be civil, stay calm. Do not fear. Go forth.” The archbishop in his homily at the Feb. […]

Catholic Bishops 'Welcome' Obama Executive Amnesty

In a statement on Thursday, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) said it “welcomes” President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty action. Bishop Eusebio Elizondo, auxiliary bishop of Seattle and chairman of the bishops’...Show More Summary

Catholic Bishops: Shut Down Government to Stop Obamacare’s Abortion Funding

The nation’s Catholic bishops are so upset about taxpayer funding of abortions in Obamacare they are urging a shutdown of the federal government so the issue can be addressed. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has issued a letter to members of Congress advocating adding language to the “must-pass funding legislation” such as the […]

Controversial Cardinal Tells Catholics to Contact Pope

American Cardinal Raymond Burke, recently demoted from the highest legal office in the Vatican, told a conference in Ireland that Catholic layman should write to the Pope to voice their opinions about the general Synod of Bishops to take place next October. Show More Summary

Top Catholic Bishops Aide on Executive Amnesty: Obama's 'Last Chance To Make Good on Promise'

In a statement last Friday in the New York Times, the top aide on immigration for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) said that executive amnesty is President Barack Obama’s “last chance to make good on his promise...Show More Summary

The tense standoff between Catholic bishops and the Kenyan government over tetanus vaccines

4 months agoNews : BlogPost

The Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Kenyan Health Ministry are locked in a heated battle over the safety of a tetanus vaccine that's being administered to women in the country. Although the government, UNICEF and the World...Show More Summary

Mass Sterilization Campaign: UN Laces Tetanus Vaccine With Drug to Cause Miscarriages

Some potentially disturbing news out of Kenya: A statement signed by the 27 bishops of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops alleges that the World Health Organization and UNICEF are injecting Kenyan women with a tetanus vaccine that has been laced with a hormone that causes miscarriages and renders some women sterile. The bishops make […]

Southern Baptists Strike a Different Tone than Catholics in Conference

As Catholic bishops emphasized welcoming gays, Southern Baptists voiced more concern about mainstream acceptance of gay marriage

Why Are the German Bishops Pushing for Universal Communion? Follow the Money

A new theory has emerged to explain why the German bishops have been pushing so hard for Communion for divorced and remarried Catholics. They are afraid of losing tax revenue. The head of the German BishopsConference came out publicly...Show More Summary

Respect Life Month Begins Today

Since 1972, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has declared the first Sunday of October as the start of Respect Life Month,...

US Catholic Bishops to Receive $4 Million Federal Grant for Legal Aid to Unaccompanied Illegal Minors

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is funneling $4 million over the next two years to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Office of Refugee Resettlement to provide legal representation for 2,600 unaccompanied illegal minors. Show More Summary

Catholic Church Kicks Off Respect Life Month: “Each of Us is God’s Masterpiece”

This message might not fit the media’s agenda, but it does come from the media-loved Pope Francis: “Each of Us is a Masterpiece of God’s Creation.” Sponsored by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), “Respect Life Month” begins Oct. 5 with the Pope Francis-inspired theme, “Each of Us is a Masterpiece of God’s Creation.” To observe the […]

California Bishops File Complaint Against State Abortion Coverage Mandate, Gender Selection

The California Catholic Conference filed a complaint Wednesday against the state's mandate that Catholic institutions cover all forms of voluntary direct abortion, including late-term and gender selection, stating that defending the sanctity of life is essential to Catholic beliefs.

A Byzantine Subdiaconal Ordination in Bratislava

On Sunday, September 14, His Excellency Peter Rusnák, Bishop of Bratislava in Slovakia, celebrated a hierarchical Divine Liturgy in the Byzantine Catholic Cathedral of the Exaltation of the Cross for the titular feast, and conferred the tonsure and the orders of Acolyte, Lector and Subdeacon on Dr Andrej Skoviera. Show More Summary

Read: Catholic Bishops back tax-subsidized adoption discrimination (and alienating even more young people, apparently)

8 months agoLGBT / Gay : Good As You

They've already spent the past couple of years going after civil marriage equality and fair employment protections, so what are the top dogs at the United Conference of Catholic Political Pundits Bishops up to now? Why they are pressing Congress...

US Conference of Catholic Bishops Sends 1,200 Bibles to Illegal Immigrant Children

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has distributed over 1,200 Spanish language Bibles to illegal immigrant children and adults who are being detained by U.S. Border Patrol near Nogales, Arizona.

Pope Francis to visit U.S. next year; Philadelphia on itinerary

Pope Francis will make his first visit to the U.S. as pontiff next year, attending a conference in Philadelphia aimed at strengthening families, according to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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