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11 Christians Are Killed Every Hour, Says Irish Catholic Bishop Who Warns Persecution of Believers Is at an 'Unprecedented' High

Bishop John McAreavey, chair of the council for Justice & Peace of the Irish Catholic Bishop's Conference, told the Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade that Christian persecution is at an "unprecedented" high, pointing to statistics that show 11 Christians are killed every hour of the day.

Girls’ lacrosse: Bishop Ireton knocks off St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes again for VISAA title; Foxcroft repeats as champs

Ever since the Bishop Ireton girls’ lacrosse team suffered a shocking upset to Holy Cross in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference semifinals May 7, Coach Rick Sofield emphasized one word during the lead-up to final games of the year: Redemption. Read full article >>

Colleagues Mourn the Passing of a Catholic Journalism and PR Virtuoso

3 weeks agoArts / Graphic Design : UnBeige

In November 2012, Sister Mary Ann Walsh introduced as part of her U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops media relations duties a blog post format that amounted to a tip sheet of five relevant news items and tidbits. This week, in the wake...Show More Summary

Kiley Keating stands tall as Good Counsel girls’ lacrosse knocks off Bishop Ireton

After eight ties, four lead changes and plenty of twists and turns, a Washinton Catholic Athletic Conference girls’ lacrosse showdown between No. 2 Bishop Ireton and No. 3 Good Counsel came down to the inches between a stick and the goal line. Read full article >>

Sister Mary Ann Walsh, nun and journalist, dies at 68

Sister Mary Ann Walsh, a nun and journalist who helped shape and influence the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops as its media relations director, died April 28 at a hospice in Albany, N.Y. She was 68. Read full article >>

Sister Mary Ann Walsh Dead: Longtime Catholic Bishops' Spokeswoman Dies At 67

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

NEW YORK (RNS) Sister Mary Ann Walsh, a quiet nun with a keen wit who led a very public life as a journalist and a longtime spokeswoman for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, died on Tuesday (April 28) after a tough battle with...Show More Summary

Notes on peace and justice

Books help children learn about faith-based action Two new books with the goal of helping children connect with the idea of faith-based action have been developed by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. “Green Street Park” and “Drop by Drop” are new entries from the USCCB’s Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development and published […]

Bishops’ Policy for Immigrant Teenagers: Sorry You Were Raped, but We Won’t Help You

This piece originally appeared at The Washington Post's PostEverything.  Indiana isn’t the only place where people want to use their religious beliefs to discriminate against others. Currently, the United States Conference of Catholic...Show More Summary

ACLU Sues to Force Catholic Bishops to Push Abortions on Children of Illegal Immigrants

The pro-abortion American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is suing the Obama administration for documents it says will show that the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is restricting access to abortions for unaccompanied immigrant children. Show More Summary

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

2 months 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

6 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

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