Bishop Wester: “Protect the Internet…”

Bishop John C. Wester of Salt Lake City

Today at the USCCB blog, it’s awesome to see an editorial by Bishop John C. Wester of Salt Lake City arguing against the FCC’s proposed “two tier” system for the Internet: The Federal Communication Commission’s recent interest in creating a “two-tiered” Internet will impair for many Americans this basic need – fast, reliable access to [Read More...]

OSV & Bunson Offer Excellent Extraordinary Synod “101″ Help

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You’ve been hearing about it, and if you’re Catholic you really should pay attention to the upcoming extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family to be held in Rome from October 5-19. Why does it matter if we pay attention? Because if past experiences hold true, the media will be filled during those opening days of [Read More...]

#Bordermass – USCCB and Bishops Take Immigration Reform to Social Media

"Bishops had to maneuver under barbed wire fence to walk in the desert where so many have died." from the USCCB Facebook page.

Did you hear about today’s “Border Mass” when you were at your parish this weekend? Just curious. I’m guessing that many didn’t, which is why I think it’s terrific that the USCCB team is working overtime to employ social media to share this experience with the faithful around the world. In short, here’s an overview [Read More...]

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...]

Day One at #USCCB13 General Assembly — In Tweets

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If you missed the first day of the USCCB Fall General Assembly, definitely check out the day’s Tweets from the chosen hashtag #usccb13: Tweets about “#usccb13″ One of the highlights of the day was this video from the USCCB on rebuilding the Church in Haiti: Also of note: Address of Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, Apostolic [Read More...]

Video: Pope Francis Meets with Cardinal Dolan and USCCB Leadership

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From Rome Reports, we have some terrific firsthand footage of Pope Francis’ meeting today with Cardinal Dolan and the leadership of the United States Council of Catholic Bishops: In attendance with Cardinal Dolan: Archbishop of Louisville Joseph Kurtz, the Archbishop of Seattle Peter Sartain, and the Bishop of Wheeling-Charleston Michael Bransfield. My favorite aspect of [Read More...]

California Bishops Visit San Quentin, Death Row with Sr. Helen Prejean

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From the website of the California Catholic Conference, a fascinating article on the recent visit by nine bishops (including mine!) to California’s “Death Row”. The article (excerpted here) is a great look at the Bishops’ pastoral interaction with inmates: Just past the canteen, down a small alley enveloped in shadow and behind two sets of [Read More...]

California Catholic Conference Blogs on AB1266 Transgender Students Issue

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With legislation pending in California relating to the treatment of transgender students in California schools, the California Catholic Conference has a blog post by Judy Barrett which speaks to this issue. From Ms. Barrett’s post: If signed into law by the governor, AB 1266 will require public schools to allow a child of any age [Read More...]

Fr. Robert Barron’s Day 4 Conclave Update

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Love that we have such wonderful priests covering this moment in history for us! Be sure to take advantage of the easy ability to share this phenomenal videos with family and friends in social media. Youtube Description: After the first “smoke watch,” Father Barron reports on the first day of the conclave— March 12, 2013. [Read More...]

Bidding Adieu to Bishop D’Arcy

Bishop John D'Arcy

Somehow, it feels fitting to me that I learned of the passing of Bishop Emeritus John Michael D’Arcy in a tweet from his brother Bishop Christopher Coyne on Sunday morning. I can’t recall ever having met Bishop D’Arcy, and yet he was in a way a beautiful spiritual shepherd for me. From May 1, 1985 until [Read More...]


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