“People Might Be Surprised to Know”… 2014 Profession Class Shares Their Stories

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  The USCCB is sharing some “insider information” from newly professed men and women religious who offer a fascinating insider view of their lives and call to the priesthood or religious life: Meet the Profession Class of 2014 Here’s one great example: “People might be surprised to know that before I became a sister, I had [Read More...]

I Got Married Today: #NationalMarriageWeek

Lisa and Greg

This Sunday started like any other one… but the fact that I was home for Mass at my parish for the first time in over a month was cause for a mini celebration. And I don’t say that lightly! I’m in love with my parish, my pastor is amazing, and very few things in life [Read More...]

USCCB & Bishop Oscar Cantú on Release of Alan Gross and #CubaPolicy

This has been a busy week for Bishop Oscar Cantú, who is Chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on International Justice and Peace. Just yesterday, I posted his statement on the torture report. Today, we have his statement (included below for your reference) on the release of American Alan Gross from Cuba and the shift in the Administrations [Read More...]

Bishop Oscar Cantú on U.S. Senate Select Intelligence Committee Report on Torture

Bishop Oscar Cantú, chair of the USCCB’s Committee for International Justice and Peace offered a formal statement from the USCCB on the U.S. Senate Select Intelligence Committee Report on Torture “The Catholic Church firmly believes that torture is an ‘intrinsic evil’ that cannot be justified under any circumstance. The acts of torture described in the Senate Intelligence Committee’s [Read More...]

Being “A Church that Must Go Out” in the Digital Age

In the busyness of the past few days, I almost missed an incredible piece by Bishop Ricken. Along with being one of my favorite bishops to follow on Twitter, Bishop Ricken is the spiritual shepherd of Green Bay, Wisconsin, and chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis. This portion of his remarks truly [Read More...]

Following the @USCCB #PeacePilgrimage Online

As a Catholic geek, I love the fact that when our Bishops do something as important as take a “Peace Pilgrimage” in the Holy Land, they go out of their way to share it with the faithful using the latest tools of technology. An overview of the trip is provided by the USCCB: This week, [Read More...]

Praying for Peace in Iraq

Pope Francis led us in prayer today with three separate posts on Twitter for those living in Iraq: These were followed up with a press release (included below) from the USCCB’s Committee of International Justice and Peace. It is clear that these persecuted families need our immediate prayers and attention. Please join me in praying [Read More...]

How We Can Help with The Plight of Unaccompanied Child Refugees

Today, I am pleased to share my recent email interview conversation with Christine Donnelly, Communications Manager, USCCB office of Migration and Refugee Services. I’ve asked Christine to bring us up to date on this humanitarian crisis, what the USCCB is currently doing, and how we — as Catholic families — might respond to the situation with prayer [Read More...]

Church to Welcome Thousands

From the USCCB:   Thousands of New Catholics Prepare to Receive the Sacraments this Easter   Archdiocese of Washington reports record numbers entering the Church Galveston-Houston welcomes over 2,000 people Easter Vigil rites will be held in English, Chinese, other languages in some communities   April 10, 2014   WASHINGTON–A widow honoring his late wife [Read More...]

USCCB: Haiyan Funds to Be Split between Relief & Reconstruction

Just released from the USCCB: USCCB Committee Votes on Distribution of Funds from Special Collection for Victims of Typhoon Haiyan; Proceeds to be Split Evenly for Immediate Humanitarian Relief and Long-Term Church Reconstruction Needs April 9, 2014 WASHINGTON—Members of the U.S. bishops’ Administrative Committee ratified a recommendation to evenly distribute the proceeds of the special [Read More...]