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On the Death of the Rev. Billy Graham

2/22/18

U.S. Catholic Bishops Chairman of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs Offers Condolences on the Death of the Rev. Billy Graham February 21, 2018 WASHINGTON—His Excellency, Bishop Joseph Bambera of Scranton, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Office for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, has issued the following statement on receiving the news of the…

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Reaction to Shooting at Florida High School from Bishop Conference President

2/15/18

WASHINGTON—Following the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Daniel Cardinal DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, called for prayer and healing. The full statement is as follows: “We are deeply saddened by the shootings in Broward County, Florida, and by the needless and tragic loss…

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Catholic Schools Week

2/8/18
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Catholic Bishops’ Pro-Life Chairman Calls Senate Failure to Pass Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act “Appalling”

1/30/18

January 29, 2018 WASHINGTON— Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Pro-Life Activities called the Senate’s failure to pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act “appalling”. The bill proposes to ban abortions starting at 20 weeks after fertilization. “The U.S. Senate’s failure to adopt…

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Pope Francis releases 2018 World Communications Day message

1/30/18

Pope Francis on Wednesday released his message for World Communications Day, which is held annually on the Sunday before Pentecost, falling this year on 13 May 2018. Read his message here.

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World Day for Consecrated Life, February 2

1/29/18

WASHINGTON—As the Catholic Church prepares to celebrate the World Day for Consecrated Life, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations (CCLV) is releasing the results of a survey taken of the most recent Profession Class of 2017 conducted by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA)….

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Catholic Schools Week 2018, January 28-February 3

1/26/18

WASHINGTON—National Catholic Schools Week 2018 (CSW) will be observed in dioceses around the country January 28–February 3. This year’s theme, “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.,” focuses on the important spiritual, academic and societal contributions provided by a Catholic education. As Bishop George V. Murry, SJ, of Youngstown, Ohio, chairman of the U. S. Conference…

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The Most Reverend Barry C. Knestout Announces Clergy Appointments

1/18/18

Richmond, VA – His Excellency, the Most Reverend Barry C. Knestout, Bishop of Richmond, announced the following clergy appointments, for a term of six months, effective immediately: Very Reverend Monsignor Mark Richard Lane, Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia. Reverend Timothy M. Kuhneman, Episcopal Vicar for the Clergy. Reverend Monsignor R. Francis Muench, Judicial…

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Diocese of Richmond in Compliance with Child Protection Charter

1/16/18

2017 Independent Audit Determines Catholic Diocese of Richmond Remains in Compliance with Child Protection Charter (RICHMOND) – The Catholic Diocese of Richmond has received word from an independent auditor that the diocese remains in compliance with the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. The diocese participates in the audit process annually. Monsignor…

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National Prayer Vigil for Life

1/16/18

National Prayer Vigil for Life in Nation’s Capital, January 18-19; Plenary Indulgence May be Obtained by Those Taking Part in “Sacred Celebrations” Surrounding March for Life January 12, 2018 WASHINGTON—The National Prayer Vigil for Life will be held from Thursday afternoon, January 18 to Friday morning, January 19, at the Basilica of the National Shrine…

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