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Catholic Church Apologizes for Role in Rwandan Genocide

The Catholic Church in Rwanda has formally apologized for the role it played in the country’s genocide of 22 years ago, in which around 800,000 people were killed in just 100 days. A statement by the Conference of Catholic Bishops was...Show More Summary

Catholic Bishops Challenge Donald Trump on Immigration

In their annual conference, Catholic bishops elected new leaders and said they are preparing to defend immigrants and refugees against a wave of anger.

In what some call a 'shot across the bow' at Trump, U.S. bishops' conference elevates L.A. Archbishop Gomez

Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez — a native of Mexico, an American citizen and a supporter of immigration reform — was elected vice president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on Tuesday. The first Latino to hold the position, he begins his three-year term just a week after the country...

Outspoken Pro-Life Cardinal DiNardo Becomes New President of the Nation’s Catholic Bishops

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops elected a new president who has a strong commitment to the sanctity of life on Tuesday. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, leader of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston in Texas, was elected to a three-year term as president of the bishops’ organization, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The bishops also elected Cardinal […]

Catholic bishops ask Trump for humane immigration policies

The nation's Roman Catholic bishops are urging President-elect Donald Trump to adopt humane policies toward immigrants and refugees. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said serving and welcoming people fleeing … Click to Contin...

Catholic Bishop Blasts Hillary Clinton for Calling Catholic Voters “Severely Backwards”

Archbishop Joseph E Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has released a statement blasting top campaign staffers for Hilary Clinton for bashing Catholic voters. Clinton has not repudiated the comments from her top staffers. Show More Summary

In Michigan, a Small but Meaningful Victory for Conscience Rights

In Michigan, the Catholic Church and religious health-care workers have won a small victory for conscience rights. A federal court last week rejected an ACLU lawsuit against the United States Conference of Catholics Bishops (USCCB),Show More Summary

Bishops Denounce Obama’s Transgender Bathroom Decree As It Contradicts View Of Pope Francis

Two chairmen representing the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) have released an official statement in response to President Barack Obama’s “transgender bathroom” decree. The new guidance was issued by the country’s Department...Show More Summary

A Toast To Rich Doerflinger

Richard Doerflinger, who served for more than 30 years as the chief pro-life strategist for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, retired last week and set off for the west coast.  He assures his many friends and admirers that he will remain involved in the abortion and bioethics debates from a distance—consulting on state and federal legislation. Show More Summary

41,000 Doctors to Join Lawsuit Against Catholic Hospital Over Denial of Care

Religious directives, written by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, forbid doctors at Catholic facilities from providing birth control and performing common reproductive health procedures. The post 41,000 Doctors to Join Lawsuit Against Catholic Hospital Over Denial of Care appeared first on Rewire.

[VIDEO] The Right to Religious Freedom

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops released this powerful video explaining and defending the right of all people to freedom of religion. “Countries that have religious freedom are also more likely to have freedom of the press, freedom for women, free speech…they travel together because all of them are about whether truth matters at [...]

Catholic Bishops Oppose Garland

Opposing the nomination of Merrick B. Garland to the Supreme Court, the American Conference of Catholic Bishops endorsed Senator Mitch McConnell's plan to refuse to consider the Obama nominee. "Garland's appointment would radically alter...Show More Summary

ACLU Sues Catholic Group That Doesn’t Push Abortions on Sex Trafficking Victims

The ACLU has filed suit to obtain records about federal funds toward the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) because it will not recommend abortions to human trafficking victims. In a statement about the lawsuit, the ACLU admits that it takes issue with the USCCB for having the practices it does “because of its […]

Catholic Bishop: We Must Stand Up for Persecuted Atheists All Over the World

Well, I'll be damned.Bishop Declan Lang, the chair of the UK-based Catholic BishopsConference Department for International Affairs, has gone on record asking fellow Catholics to defend persecuted atheists. Seriously. Referring to atheists...Show More Summary

Germany 'Needs Reduction of Refugees,' Says Country's Catholic Leader

Germany has to reduce the influx of refugees, a previous supporter of the open door policy, chief German Catholic and chairman of the German Bishops' Conference, Cardinal Reinhard Marx said.

Meeting of Catholic Pope, Russian Patriarch ‘Significant Development’

The upcoming historic meeting between Pope Francis and head of the Russian Orthodox Church Kirill is a major step in the relationship of the two churches, US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) spokesperson Don Clemmer told Sputn...

Top Catholic Bishop: It’s Time to Stop Forcing Christians to Promote and Perform Abortions

The president of the U.S. Catholic Bishops Conference said pro-lifers should be unrelenting in their call for the government to expand conscience protections for people and groups that oppose abortion. The New Boston Post reports that...Show More Summary

Banning Muslims Rhetoric Stems From 'Hatred and Suspicion,' US Catholic Bishops Declare

Calls to ban Muslims from America stem from "hatred and suspicion," the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said.

Eleven Things that Caught My Eye Today (Dec. 7, 2015)

1. An ecumenical plea to John Kerry: Pope Francis has called ISIS’ crimes against Christians by their proper name: “genocide.” The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and Christian leaders in the Middle East have done so as well. WeShow More Summary

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