Another Perspective on #Ashtag Selfies

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Love this very thoughtful video from Matt Kilmurry of the USCCB’s Department of Communications: [Read more...]

Holy Land Gathering of Bishops – “Officials: Become Leaders of Hope”

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News from the USCCB of an important meeting of Bishops this week in Israel, aimed at finding solutions to bring lasting peace for the Holy Land: WASHINGTON—Bishops from Europe, South Africa and North America, gathered in the Holy Land for an annual meeting, said that hope is needed to bring lasting peace to the Holy [Read More...]

USCCB President Archbishop Kurtz responds to ACLU’s Lawsuit

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You may have heard in the media this week about the ACLU’s suing of the USCCB  on behalf of Tamesha Means. Here is a press release just send out by the USCCB in response: USCCB President Archbishop Kurtz responds to ACLU’s Lawsuit Church urges respectful, compassionate care for pregnant women and their children ACLU claims ‘baseless’ [Read More...]

Second Collection Will Benefit Typhoon Haiyan Victims

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News is out this week from the USCCB on the upcoming “Second Collection” to benefit relief efforts in the Philippines: The U.S. bishops expressed their solidarity with the people of the Philippines after the devastating effects of Typhoon Haiyan in a letter to the president of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines. The bishops [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...]

USCCB on Shutdown: Time to Listen to the Bishops

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Out this morning from the Office of Media Relations at the United States Council of Bishops is a strongly worded statement from Sister Mary Ann Walsh which details the USCCB’s current position with respect to the government shutdown: As the government shutdown continues, it may be time to listen to another body – the U.S. [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...]

Bishop Blaire to House: Oppose Cuts for Poor and Hungry

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From the USCCB, news of Bishop Stephen E. Blaire of Stockton, California — chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development — urging the U.S. House of Representatives not to accept a proposed $40 billion in cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps: “SNAP helps [Read More...]

Second Madagascar Archbishop Expresses Strong Support For Catholic Relief Services

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I was happy to see yet another strong message from the USCCB today in support of Catholic Relief Services. This follows Saturday’s news that Archbishop Désiré Tsarahazana had voiced “strong support” for CRS. From the USCCB: WASHINGTON—Archbishop Odon Razanakolona of the Archdiocese of Antananarivo, which includes the capital city of Madagascar, has repudiated allegations that Catholic [Read More...]


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