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USCCB Chairman Mourns for Migrants Involved in Texas Tragedy


WASHINGTON—Bishop Joe S. Vásquez of Austin, Texas, chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Migration, has issued the following statement on San Antonio law enforcement’s identification of a tractor trailer containing 39 people, including ten individuals who died due to heat exposure and asphyxiation. Full statement follows: My brother bishops and…

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Pope Names Bishop Zarama as Bishop of Raleigh


WASHINGTON—Pope Francis has named Bishop Luis Zarama, auxiliary bishop of Atlanta as Bishop of Raleigh, North Carolina. The appointment was publicized in Washington, July 5, by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States. Bishop-designate Zarama was born November 28, 1958, in Pasto, Colombia. He holds degrees in philosophy and theology from the Marian…

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Diocese of Richmond Delegation to Convocation


Richmond, VA – The Convocation of Catholic Leaders begins in Orlando, Florida, on July 1 and finishes on July 4. The purpose of this meeting is to engage in a conversation with leaders in the Catholic Church on ways to be missionary disciples, to animate the Church, and to engage the culture. See more at…

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Pope Francis Announces “World Day of the Poor”


Vatican City – June 13, 2017 MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FIRST WORLD DAY OF THE POOR 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time 19 November 2017   Let us love, not with words but with deeds   “Little children, let us not love in word or speech, but in deed and in truth” (1 Jn…

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Pence addresses religious freedom at National Catholic Prayer Breakfast


By Josephine von Dohlen WASHINGTON (CNS) — Vice President Mike Pence and other speakers addressed securing religious liberty and protecting the sanctity of human life both in the United States and worldwide, particularly in the Middle East, at the 13th annual National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington June 6. Pence spoke about President Donald Trump’s…

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U.S. Bishops Chairman Regrets the President’s Withdrawal From The Paris Agreement


June 1, 2017 WASHINGTON—President Donald J. Trump announced today that the United States will not honor the Paris agreement on climate change. The United States and China, the two largest carbon emitters, and 195 other nations, signed the agreement that was ratified in November 2016. The Paris agreement establishes that nations must reduce their carbon…

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USCCB President Offers Condolences


 USCCB President Offers Condolences on Behalf of U.S. Catholics and All People of Goodwill Across America to Victims and Families of Manchester Terror Attack May 23, 2017 WASHINGTON—Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), is expressing shock and sadness in the wake of last night’s terror attack…

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Pope prays for victims of attack in Manchester


May 23, 2017 By Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Decrying the “barbaric attack in Manchester,” England, Pope Francis sent his condolences and prayers to all those affected “by this senseless act of violence,” an attack on a concert that British officials said was the deadliest case of terrorism since 2005. In a telegram…

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Bishop DiLorenzo celebrates 49th anniversary


On May 18, 1968, Bishop Francis DiLorenzo was ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia by John Cardinal Krol. This year marks his 49th anniversary of priestly ordination.

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Prayer Request for Deacon Arthur “Chip” Pagnini


May 4, 2017 Richmond, VA – Please pray for the repose of the soul of Deacon Arthur “Chip” Pagnini, a deacon of the Diocese of Richmond, who died on May 2nd. Funeral arrangements are as follows at St. Ann Catholic Church, 105 S. Snead St., Ashland, VA 23005: On Friday, May 5: Visitation with the…

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