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USCCB President Issues Statement Following Shootings in Midland and Odessa

9/3/19

September 1, 2019 WASHINGTON— Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston, and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), issued the following statement in response to the tragic shootings in Midland and Odessa, Texas. The full statement follows: “As we travel to Sunday Mass, we do so with heavy hearts. Just a few…

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President of the USCCB and Committee Chairmen of International Justice and Peace and Domestic Justice and Human Development issue a statement of concern regarding the fires in the Amazon

8/27/19

August 27, 2019 WASHINGTON- The President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, Bishop Frank J. Dewane, Chairman of the Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, and Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio, Chairman of the Committee on International Justice and Peace issue the following statement regarding the fires in the Amazon:…

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USCCB Chairmen Applaud Proposed Regulations Preventing Government Discrimination Against Faith-Based Federal Contractors

8/21/19

August 21, 2019 WASHINGTON— Bishop chairmen of three committees of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) expressed support for proposed regulations from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) clarifying religious protections that may be invoked by federal contractors, including faith-based organizations. Bishop Robert J. McManus of Worcester,…

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Bishop Knestout Meets with Newly Formed Diocesan Pastoral Council

8/19/19

On Saturday, Aug. 17, the newly formed Diocesan Pastoral Council met for the first time with Bishop Barry Knestout. The council is composed of 18 individuals, nine men and nine women, who were selected from each of the diocese’s 15 deaneries. The Diocesan Pastoral Council is one of several advisory bodies that will provide consultation…

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Bishop Knestout Announces the Appointment of Three New Deans within the Diocese of Richmond

8/13/19

Bishop Knestout has announced the appointment of three new deans within the Diocese of Richmond, effective Tuesday, August 13. The appointments are: Very Rev. Eric Ayers, V.F., pastor of Blessed Sacrament in Norfolk, as dean of Deanery 1; Very Rev. W. Daniel Beeman, V.F., pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Newport News, as dean of…

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Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations Expresses Gratitude for Letter from Pope Francis to Priests on the 160th Anniversary of the Death of St. John Vianney

8/8/19

August 7, 2019 WASHINGTON – On August 4, 2019, Pope Francis marked the 160th anniversary of the death of the Curé of Ars, St. John Vianney, the patron saint of parish priests, by addressing a letter to all priests throughout the world. In the letter, the Holy Father acknowledges the pain and suffering that the…

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President of USCCB and Domestic Justice Chairman Issued Statements Following Mass Shootings in El Paso and Dayton

8/5/19

President of United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Domestic Justice Issued a Statement After a Tragic Shooting in Dayton, Ohio August 4, 2019 WASHINGTON— Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, of Galveston-Houston, and President of United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, and Bishop Frank J. Dewane, of Venice, Florida, Chairman…

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Chairman of the Bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development Issues Statement on the Death Penalty

7/30/19

July 30, 2019 WASHINGTON— Bishop Frank J. Dewane, Bishop of the Diocese of Venice and Chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development has issued a statement on the federal government’s decision to resume the use of the death penalty. The full statement follows: “In his address to Congress during his 2015…

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Bishop Barry C. Knestout Statement Following the Holy Father’s Appointment of the Most Reverend Mark Brennan as Bishop of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston

7/23/19

For Immediate Release: July 23, 2019 Bishop Barry C. Knestout Statement Following the Holy Father’s Appointment of the Most Reverend Mark Brennan as Bishop of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston I offer my congratulations and best wishes to Bishop Mark Brennan on his appointment by Pope Francis as shepherd of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston.  Having known…

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Diocese of Richmond Office of Catholic Schools Announces New Associate Superintendent

7/16/19

The diocesan Office of Catholic Schools has named Dr. Jennifer Bigelow associate superintendent of curriculum and instruction. The appointment was effective July 1, 2019. Dr. Bigelow brings more than 15 years of experience in educational administration to the diocese, having most recently served as superintendent of schools in the Diocese of Arlington. “Dr. Bigelow has…

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