Catholics, Episcopalians Sign Statement on “Ecclesiology and Moral Discernment”


"A unified witness" on ecclesiology and moral discernment was the topic of a new joint statement issued this week by the Anglican-Roman Catholic Dialogue in the United States.The two churches--the Episcopal Church and the Roman Catholic Church--have been in dialogue since 1965, and six years ago they began the current study of ethics and the Christian life in the context of ecclesiology.  That round of talks was concluded February 24-25, 2014, at Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, … [Read more...]

From the Bishops, Daily Inspiration for Your Lenten Journey

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The penitential season of Lent is an opportunity to grow in holiness and grace.  As we look forward  to Ash Wednesday, are you seeking inspiration to help you grow closer to God?For Lent 2014, the US Conference of Catholic Bishops has released a helpful calendar which offers inspiration from Pope Francis, as well as advice and ideas for observing Lent in our homes and our parishes.Click here to access the full calendar, including daily links to stories of saints, homilies, prayers and i … [Read more...]

The Bishops and American Business: Rethinking the Minimum Wage

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DECENT WORK and JUST WAGES.  Those are the noble goals laid out in a January 8 letter to the chairs and ranking members of the Senate Committee on Finance and the House Committee on Ways and Means, and signed by Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski of Miami, chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, and Bishop Richard E. Pates of Des Moines, chair of the U.S. bishops'  Committee on International Justice and Peace.  The letter asserts that the current federal mi … [Read more...]