Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz Elected USCCB President

Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz Elected USCCB President

News from the USCCB about elections at this year’s General Assembly: Bishops elect chairman of Catholic Education Committee Chairmen-elect chosen for five other USCCB committees New CRS, CLINIC board members chosen November 12, 2013 BALTIMORE—Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, was elected president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) during the bishops’ [Read More...]

Central African Republic Archbishop Says “We Must Act NOW”

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New out today on The Guardian is a strongly worded letter from Archbishop Dieudonné Nzapalaing of Bangui and President of Caritas Central African Republic calling us to action to help save lives in Central African Republic. Before I get into sharing his letter –a plea, really — let me share a few facts for those [Read More...]

Denver Catholic Register Rolls Out Updated Site

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Kudos to the Archdiocese of Denver and the team behind the Denver Catholic Register and El Pueblo Católico on the launch of two fantastic websites this past week. Both look fantastic and are chock full of news and information to compliment the print publications. Along with news, you’ll find their active Facebook and Twitter platforms. It’s great [Read More...]

Sweet Tweets for 11/8/13: Catching Up & Helping Out

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I’ve missed our “Sweet Tweets” for the past month while I was traveling. They are always a terrific way to stay on top of breaking Catholic news. And today it’s no surprise that with so much happening in the world, including Typhoon Haiyan, that our list keeps getting updated. Thanks to John Clem, the Director and Media Minister [Read More...]

Emergency Help Needed to Support Philippine Typhoon Victims

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Friends, please join me today in not only praying for, but also actively supporting our brothers and sisters in the Philippines who are suffering in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan. Our friends at Catholic Relief Services are on the ground and rallying support and needed resources for those suffering from the monster storm: Catholic Relief [Read More...]

M23 Rebels End Rebellion in Congo

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Big news from the Democratic Republic of Congo, as reported by the New York Times: On Tuesday, the rebels, known as M23, announced that they were ending the 20-month rebellion that had brought renewed instability, uncertainty and conflict to the eastern part of Congo. After suffering a string of recent defeats, the group’s chairman, Bertrand [Read More...]

Rwanda Journal #13: Interview about #CRSEgan Rwanda Trip is Online

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Follow all of my Rwanda Journal posts here. Just in case you don’t wake up at the crack of dawn on Thursday mornings to listen to the Sonrise Morning Show with Brian Patrick, you can catch the interview that I did yesterday about our Rwanda trip with Catholic Relief Services online at the CRS Newswire [Read More...]

Do I Contribute to Modern Slavery? Vatican Seminar to Address Critical Issues

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Out today from the Vatican is news of a seminar being held November 2nd and 3rd, jointly organized by the Pontifical Academies of Sciences and of the Social Sciences and the World Federation of Catholic Medical Associations (F.I.A.M.C.). Titled “Trafficking in human beings: modern slavery. Destitute peoples and the message of Jesus Christ” will take on a [Read More...]

Rwanda Journal #11: SILC, Strategic Support and a Celebration

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Follow all of my Rwanda Journal posts here. While my body is officially back home in Fresno, California today, my heart and mind remain torn between this place and the green hills of Rwanda, half a world away. Over the next few weeks, I will continue to share my reactions to the experience I’ve enjoyed [Read More...]

Rwanda Journal #10: A Bishop, A Bashed Nose, Goodies and Experts

Follow all of my Rwanda Journal posts here. First of all, please accept my apologies for the abbreviated post yesterday. While the hotel we stayed in — the Centre Saint Andre owned by the Diocese of Kabgayi in the Muhanga district was beautiful, the Internet connectivity (and the hot water — as my photos will [Read More...]


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