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U.S. Bishops Receive Letter from Pope Francis As They Gather for Spiritual Retreat; Cardinal Daniel DiNardo Offers Message to Holy Father on Behalf of U.S. Bishops

1/3/19

January 3, 2019 WASHINGTON— The U.S. Bishops have received a letter from Pope Francis as they gather in northern Illinois at Mundelein Seminary this week. The weeklong retreat is taking place at the invitation of Pope Francis who has asked all bishops in the United States to pause in prayer as the Church seeks to…

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Bishops’ Conference Praises Senate for Passage of the FIRST STEP Act and Encourages Passage in the House 

12/20/18

December 20, 2018 WASHINGTON—Following the passage of the FIRST STEP Act in the U.S. Senate this week, Frank J. Dewane, Bishop of Venice, FL, and Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, praised the Senate for passing the bill and encouraged the House to do likewise. The full statement is as follows: “I am grateful to the members…

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Thousands of U.S. Catholics Prepare for Launch of “9 Days for Life” Campaign on January 14

12/20/18

December 20, 2018 WASHINGTON—On January 14, 2019, thousands of Catholics across the country will join in prayer for “9 Days for Life.” The prayer campaign, sponsored by the Committee on Pro Life Activities of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, leads up to the annual Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn…

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Ray Honeycutt, Superintendent of the Diocese of Richmond’s Office of Catholic Schools

12/19/18

December 19, 2018 Ray Honeycutt, Superintendent of the Diocese of Richmond’s Office of Catholic Schools since February 2017, will resign his position effective June 30, 2019. Mr. Honeycutt joined the diocese in 2009 as principal of St. Bridget Catholic School, Richmond. In 2015, he accepted the position of associate superintendent for Diocesan Catholic Schools and…

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Updated Diocese of Richmond Dean Assignments

12/14/18

Richmond’s Deaneries Updated dean appointments, effective Dec. 14, 2018. The following pastors serve as deans: Deanery 1 – Very Rev. W. Daniel Beeman, V.F., pastor of Holy Trinity in Norfolk and Vicar for Catholic Mission and Identity Parishes: Basilica of Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception (Norfolk), Blessed Sacrament (Norfolk), Christ the King (Norfolk), Holy…

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President of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Statement on the Death of President George H.W. Bush

12/3/18

December 3, 2018 WASHINGTON–Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston and President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has issued the following statement on the passing of President George Herbert Walker Bush. Cardinal DiNardo’s full statement follows: “We join with people across the nation as we mourn the passing of President George H.W. Bush….

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Deacon Charles Williams Accepts Position of Interim Director, Office for Black Catholics

12/3/18

December 3, 2018 Following a series of conversations throughout the diocese with clergy and lay leadership from the Black Catholic community, Bishop Barry Knestout is pleased to announce that Deacon Charles Williams has accepted the position of Interim Director, Office for Black Catholics effective December 1, 2018. As interim director, Deacon Williams will continue the…

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Bishop Barry C. Knestout Statement Following the Close of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Public Sessions at the 2018 Fall General Assembly in Baltimore

11/19/18

For Immediate Release: November 19, 2018 “The Church has no greater charge than the protection of children. I am hopeful that, despite our not acting upon specific measures related to the abuse scandal, the discussions which took place during the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops about bishops’ accountability regarding clergy sexual abuse will be the…

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President of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Makes Statement at Close of Public Sessions; Fall General Assembly, Baltimore Nov. 12-14

11/16/18

November 14, 2018 BALTIMORE—On the final day of the public sessions of the U.S. Bishops fall general assembly in Baltimore, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston and President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, delivered the following remarks. Cardinal DiNardo’s full address follows: “Brothers, I opened the meeting expressing some disappointment. I end it…

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Bishops Approve Pastoral Letter Against Racism

11/14/18

Mark Pattison, Catholic News Service   BALTIMORE — The U.S. bishops overwhelmingly approved a statement against racism Nov. 14 during their fall general meeting at Baltimore. The document, “Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love — A Pastoral Letter Against Racism,” passed 241-3 with one abstention. It required a two-thirds vote by all…

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