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U.S. Bishop Chairmen Join Statement on Abortion Funding in American Rescue Plan


March 5, 2021 WASHINGTON— Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has been joined by the chairmen of seven USCCB committees in a statement on abortion funding in the American Rescue Plan. Joining Archbishop Gomez were Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, chairman of the…

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U.S. Bishops’ President and International Justice and Peace Chairman Express Solidarity with Pope Francis’ Apostolic Journey to Iraq


March 4, 2021 WASHINGTON — Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and Bishop David J. Malloy of Rockford and chairman of USCCB’s Committee on International Justice and Peace call for prayer and solidarity with the Holy Father and the people of Iraq: “We call…

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Los Presidentes de los Comités de Doctrina y Actividades Pro-Vida de la USCCB se Pronuncian Sobre el Uso de la Vacuna de Johnson & Johnson contra el Covid-19


March 2, 2021 WASHINGTON— El 2 de marzo, el obispo Kevin C. Rhoades de Fort Wayne-South Bend, presidente del Comité de Doctrina y el arzobispo Joseph F. Naumann de Kansas City en Kansas, presidente del Comité de Actividades Pro-Vida de la Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de Estados Unidos (USCCB), emitieron una declaración sobre la vacuna…

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U.S. Bishop Chairmen for Doctrine and for Pro-Life Address the Use of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 Vaccine


March 2, 2021 WASHINGTON– On March 2, Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of Fort Wayne-South Bend, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Doctrine, and Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas, chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Pro-Life Activities, issued a statement on the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine…

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Bishop Barry C. Knestout Statement on Little Sisters of the Poor Announcing a Buyer for St. Joseph’s Home in Henrico County


For Immediate Release: March 2, 2021 The Most Reverend Barry C. Knestout has released the following statement: “In October 2019, the Little Sisters of the Poor announced that they had made the difficult decision to withdraw from St. Joseph Home in Henrico. Mother Jeanne Mary promised that the sisters would not leave until everything had…

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U.S. Bishop Chairmen Say Equality Act Would Discriminate Against People of Faith and Threaten Unborn Life


February 23, 2021 WASHINGTON—Five committee chairmen of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) wrote a letter to members of Congress opposing the recent reintroduction of the Equality Act (H.R. 5), which is scheduled to be voted on by the U.S. House of Representatives this week. The bishops warned of the threats posed by the…

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Bishop Knestout to Participate in Intercultural Dialogue


Bishop Barry C. Knestout will participate in the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops’ “Journeying Together,” an intercultural dialogue for youth and young adults, this Sunday, Feb. 21 at 2 p.m. The initiative is one of six monthly dialogue sessions convened by the USCCB’s Committee on Cultural Diversity in the Church. Bishop Knestout, a member of…

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Bishop Knestout Announces Clergy Appointments


The Most Reverend Barry C. Knestout, bishop of the Diocese of Richmond, has announced the following appointments, effective Monday, Feb. 15, 2021: Father Francis Boateng from chaplain of Church of the Holy Apostles, Virginia Beach, and priest in residence at St. Matthew, Virginia Beach, to administrator of St. Mary, Wytheville, and St. Edward, Pulaski. Father Policarpio Lagco from parochial…

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Bishop Knestout’s Message for World Day of the Sick 2021


February 11, 2021 Bishop Knestout’s Message for World Day of the Sick 2021 “On this World Day of the Sick, we are called to pray for many of our brothers and sisters. “We pray for those who are physically ill. We not only place before our Lord those who have COVID, but we pray for…

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Statement by Bishop Burbidge and Bishop Knestout on Passage of Death Penalty Abolition Legislation


February 5, 2021 Bishop Michael F. Burbidge of the Diocese of Arlington and Bishop Barry C. Knestout of the Diocese of Richmond issued the following statement on passage of death penalty abolition legislation: “We welcome today’s vote by the Virginia House of Delegates to abolish the death penalty, as well as the vote by the…

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