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U.S. Bishop Chairman Welcomes Repeal of Death Penalty in Virginia

3/24/21

March 24, 2021 WASHINGTON — Following passage of legislation to repeal the death penalty in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development issued the following statement: “I welcome Virginia’s repeal of the death penalty as a…

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Statement by Bishop Burbidge and Bishop Knestout on Governor Northam’s Signature of Legislation Abolishing Virginia’s Death Penalty

3/24/21

Bishop Michael F. Burbidge of the Diocese of Arlington and Bishop Barry C. Knestout of the Diocese of Richmond issued the following statement on Governor Northam’s signature of legislation abolishing Virginia’s death penalty: “Today, Governor Ralph Northam signed into law SB 1165/HB 2263, making Virginia the first southern state, and the 23rd state overall, to…

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U.S. Bishop Chairman Mourns Loss of Life in Mass Shooting in Boulder, CO

3/24/21

March 24, 2021 WASHINGTON — Following a mass shooting at a supermarket in Boulder, CO, Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development issued the following statement: “As we are still reeling from the loss of life in the mass shootings…

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U.S. Bishops’ Marriage and Family Life Secretariat Launches Web Pages for Celebration of “Year of ‘Amoris Laetitia’ Family”

3/22/21

March 17, 2021 WASHINGTON – Marking the fifth anniversary of the Apostolic Exhortation, Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love), Pope Francis has asked the Church to celebrate the family and reflect upon how ministry supports married couples and the family in every level of Church life. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on…

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Statement of U.S. Bishops’ Chairman for Asian and Pacific Island Affairs on Discrimination Against the Asian Community

3/22/21

March 22, 2021 WASHINGTON — Following deadly shootings at three businesses in the greater Atlanta area this past week and the dialogue that has been ignited about other reported incidents of aggression against people of Asian descent, Bishop Oscar A. Solis of Salt Lake City, and chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB)…

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U.S. Bishops’ President to Celebrate National Mass on the Solemnity of St. Joseph

3/18/21

March 18, 2021 WASHINGTON – Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), will celebrate a special Mass on Friday, March 19, 2021, the Solemnity of St. Joseph. The Mass will be livestreamed on the USCCB’s Facebook page. Friday, March 19, 2021 11:00 AM Eastern Time (8:00…

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U.S. Bishop Chairmen Reaffirm Protections for Faith-Based Foster Care and Adoption Providers

3/15/21

March 15, 2021 WASHINGTON — Three committee chairmen of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) are affirming their strong support for the Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act of 2021. The Act would prevent the federal government and any state receiving federal funds for child welfare services from taking adverse action against a provider that…

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Statement by Bishop Burbidge and Bishop Knestout on Governor Northam’s Signature of Abortion Expansion Legislation

3/12/21

Bishop Michael F. Burbidge of the Diocese of Arlington and Bishop Barry C. Knestout of the Diocese of Richmond issued the following statement on Governor Northam’s signature of legislation that drastically expands abortion coverage in Virginia: “Governor Northam has crossed yet another tragic threshold by inserting abortion without limits into Virginia’s health benefits exchange. We…

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Diocese of Richmond Office of Catholic Schools Launches Saint Vincent de Paul Virtual Academy

3/11/21

For Immediate Release: March 11, 2021 (RICHMOND) – Today, the Diocese of Richmond announced open enrollment for the newly formed Saint Vincent de Paul Virtual Academy (SVVA), a full-time, online learning school for families seeking a quality Catholic school curriculum for their children at home. Classes for grades 8-12 will begin this fall. Named for…

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El Presidente y Directivos de la Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de EE.UU. Emiten una Declaración Sobre el Financiamiento al Aborto en el Plan de Rescate Estadounidense

3/5/21

5 de marzo del 2021 WASHINGTON— El arzobispo José H. Gomez de Los Ángeles, presidente de la Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de Estados Unidos, y los presidentes de siete comités de la USCCB emitieron una declaración conjunta sobre el financiamiento del aborto en el Plan de Rescate Estadounidense. Al arzobispo Gomez se unen el Cardenal…

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