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Bishop Barry C. Knestout Statement Following U.S. Bishops’ Announcement on a Plan to Address “Moral Catastrophe”

8/22/18

For Immediate Release: August 22, 2018 Bishop Barry C. Knestout Statement Following U.S. Bishops’ Announcement on a Plan to Involve Laity, Experts, and the Vatican to Resolve and Address “Moral Catastrophe”  On Aug. 16, the President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, announced a statement detailing…

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President of U.S. Bishops’ Conference Announces Effort That Will Involve Laity, Experts, and the Vatican stating, “Let me ask you to hold us to all of these resolutions,” as U.S. Bishops’ Offer Firm Resolve to Address “Moral Catastrophe”

8/17/18

August 16, 2018 WASHINGTON— Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), has issued the following statement after a series of meetings with members of the USCCB’s Executive Committee and other bishops. The following statement includes three goals and three principles, along with initial steps of a…

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Mass of Atonement for Victims of Abuse

8/15/18

Bishop Knestout will celebrate nine regional Masses of Atonement with the faithful. The Masses begin at 7:30 P.M. at the locations and times provided below except where otherwise noted. All are welcome. Christ the King, Abingdon–Thursday, October 4 Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Salem–Friday, October 5 Resurrection, Moneta–Saturday, October 6 ** Church of the Redeemer,…

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Bishop Barry C. Knestout Statement on Charlottesville: A Year Later

8/9/18

A year following the violence that took place in Charlottesville as a result of protests and counter-protests, the Most Rev. Barry C. Knestout offers the following statement: “As we draw closer to the weekend and the one-year mark of Aug. 12th which will once again draw national and local attention, I pray that it will…

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Domestic Justice Chairman Welcomes Change in Catechism Calling for Abolition of the Death Penalty

8/3/18

August 2, 2018 WASHINGTON—Following the publication of the revised section of the Catechism of the Catholic Church regarding the death penalty, Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, Chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, welcomed the change and echoed the call to end the death penalty in the United States….

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President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Issues Statement on Course of Action Responding to Moral Failures of Judgement on the Part of Church Leaders

8/1/18

August 1, 2018  WASHINGTON—Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has issued the following statement noting the steps the U.S. Bishops Conference will take in addressing the failures of the Church in protecting the people of God. Cardinal DiNardo’s full statement follows: “The accusations against…

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Letter to the Clergy and Faithful of the Diocese

7/30/18
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President of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Statement on Cardinal Theodore McCarrick Resignation from College of Cardinals

7/28/18

President of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Statement on Cardinal Theodore McCarrick Resignation from College of Cardinals July 28, 2018 WASHINGTON—Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has issued the following statement upon Pope Francis’s acceptance of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s resignation from the College of…

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Pope Francis Accepts Resignation of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick from College of Cardinals

7/28/18

Pope Francis Accepts Resignation of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick from College of Cardinals  July 28, 2018  WASHINGTON—Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Archbishop Emeritus of Washington, from the College of Cardinals. Pope Francis has also imposed on Cardinal McCarrick suspension ad divinis and directs him to observe a life of prayer and…

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President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Statement Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Humanae Vitae

7/25/18

July 25, 2018 WASHINGTON— In honor of the 50th Anniversary of Blessed Paul VI’s papal encyclical, Humanae Vitae, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), has issued the following statement. Originally published in 1968, Blessed Paul VI’s letter promotes the whole human person in the…

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