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The human consequences of our immigration policies

Statement of Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM Cap Archbishop of Boston

The Human Consequences of our Immigration Policies

By Seán P. O’MalleyUpdated September 9, 2019, 5:00 a.m.

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)

Honorees receive the People of Life award at Diocesan Pro-Life Conference for their contribution to the pro-life cause

August 6 2019

WASHINGTON- Three champions of the pro-life cause were honored on August 5 at the 2019 People of Life awards for their lifetime contributions to the movement.

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)

Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz steps down as Chair of Committee for Religious Liberty amidst cancer treatment; Bishop Robert J. McManus of Worcester to serve as Acting Chair of the Committee

July 23, 2019

WASHINGTON— Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has appointed Bishop Robert J. McManus to serve as Acting Chair of the USCCB’s Committee for Religious Liberty until the November 2019 General Assembly. The appointment was made following the resignation of Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, D.D., of Louisville, previous chair of the committee, after his diagnosis with urothelial carcinoma.

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Announces the Publishing of Creating a Culture of Encounter: A Guide for Joyful Missionary Disciples

July 22, 2019

WASHINGTON—  The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) announces the publishing of Creating a Culture of Encounter: A Guide for Joyful Missionary Disciples for use by parishes and communities of faith around the country.

This Spanish/English guide will help Catholics live out the call of Jesus to meet those on the peripheries with the Good News of the Gospel for their lives. It offers an organized five-session parish encounter process to help small groups to dig deeper into the Church’s evangelizing mission.

Massachusetts Catholic Conference

LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD--SAY NO TO EXPANDED ABORTION IN MASSACHUSETTS

The Massachusetts Legislature will be considering two proposed laws (HB3320 https://malegislature.gov/Bills/191/H3320 

and SB 1209 https://malegislature.gov/Bills/191/S1209 ) that, if enacted into law, would have the following devastating effects:

Massachusetts Catholic Conference

ROE NEWS ALERT- HEARING DATE SET

The Joint Committee on the Judiciary will hold a hearing on the two bills (HB 3320 and SB 1209) on June 17, 2019 at 1 pm in Gardner Auditorium at the State House.

Massachusetts Catholic Conference

Physician Assisted Suicide (PAS) NEWS ALERT- Hearing Date Set

The Joint Committee on Public Health will hold a hearing on two bills ( HB 1926 and SB 1208) on June 25, 2019 at 11 A.M. in Gardner Auditorium at the State House.

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)

U.S. Bishops’ Vote in Favor of Moving Forward on Third-Party System for Reporting Abuse Allegations Against Bishops

June 13, 2019 

BALTIMORE—The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops have taken three separate votes that will lead to the establishment of a third-party reporting system designed to receive confidentially, by phone or online, reports of possible violations by bishops per Pope Francis’s Vos estis lux mundi.  

The bishops voted overwhelmingly in favor of each of the elements necessary to establish a third-party reporting system yesterday. 

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