U.S. Bishops to Discuss Celiac Disease at November Assembly

When the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops convenes November 10-13 in Baltimore, one of the items on their agenda will be a discussion of communion for Catholics who are suffering from Celiac Disease.According to the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center, one in 133 adults in the U.S. (about 1% of the population) suffers from Celiac Disease, an autoimmune disease that damages the villi of the small intestine and interferes with the absorption of nutrients from food.  Persons with Cel … [Read more...]

NEW: “Praying the Rosary With Pope Francis” Just Released by USCCB

Hot off the presses:  Praying the Rosary with Pope Francis, an easy-to-carry booklet of meditations by Pope Francis on the twenty mysteries of the Rosary and the life of Jesus.In the book, Pope Francis reminds us that praying the Rosary prepares our hearts to receive God's grace and teaches us to place ourselves in the hands of God, allowing him to guide our steps along the path of our faith journey. Praying the Rosary allows us to make room for God, to glorify his name, and to make him … [Read more...]

The Bishops and American Business: Rethinking the Minimum Wage

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...]