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U.S. Bishops’ Welcome Pope Francis’ Call for World Day of Prayer for Victims of Sexual Abuse Survivors

WASHINGTON—Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, welcomed Pope Francis’ call for a World Day of Prayer for Victims of Sexual Abuse and highlighted the efforts in dioceses across the country guided by the Charter for the Protection

Living the Truth in Love: Homily – Permanent Diaconate Ordination

  The Deacon – An Image of God’s Mercy     At the conclusion of May this year, there was in Rome, from May 27 through May 29, a special Jubilee for Deacons.  It was an occasion for deacons and their families from all around the world to make a pilgrimage to Rome in order to participate

Cardinal Dolan, Bishops’ Pro-Life Chairman, on Deceptive “Catholics for Choice” Ad Campaign

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Committee on Pro-Life Activities, issued the following statement alerting the public to a deceptive ad campaign calling for taxpayer funding of abortion in the name of the Catholic faith. A

Living the Truth in Love: Labor Day with Mother Teresa

Labor Day is upon us and brings with it the unofficial conclusion of the summer.  It is a day in our nation when we reflect upon the importance of labor by taking time off from work to be with our families and friends, especially before we begin a new year of work.  Memorial Day brought with it the

USCCB President Calls for Emergency Collection to Assist Louisiana Flood Victims

WASHINGTON—U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) president, Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, has called for an emergency collection to assist victims of the recent flooding in Louisiana. He also issued a statement of solidarity with the victims and invited Catholics to

Living the Truth in Love: The Black Madonna

In my previous column, I reflected in regard to the terrible events of hatred and violence which have been present to us in our own nation and around the world. Unfortunately, in the interim, other such horrific events have occurred again including the brutal murder of an eighty-six year old French

Living the Truth in Love: He Hangs There From the Gallows

During the past weeks, we have faced horrific events of human violence within certain cities of our nation as well as within other parts of the world.  Hatred, prejudice and discrimination have displayed their evil manifestations before us in graphic manner.  It is somewhat coincidental, if not

USCCB President Offers Prayers, Support After Church Attack, Killing of Priest in France

View other calls for prayers and civility from the U.S. bishops WASHINGTON—Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) expressed prayers and support after the latest terrorist attack on a Catholic

USCCB & Diocese Encourage Participation in Day of Prayer for Peace in Sept.

USCCB President Calls for National Day of Prayer and Appoints Special Task Force to Promote Peace and Unity   WASHINGTON—In light of recent incidents of violence and racial tension in communities across the United States, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has

Living the Truth in Love: Apostle of the Apostles

On July 22 we celebrate the Feast of St. Mary Magdalene.  On the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart this year, June 3, Pope Francis declared that the celebration of this great saint would be inscribed in the Roman Calendar with the rank of feast rather than memorial as it formerly had.  Nothing really