Statement of U.S. Bishops’ President on George Floyd and the Protests in American Cities

WASHINGTON – Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has issued a statement on George Floyd and the protests in American cities that have taken place over the last several days. This follows the Friday statement from seven U.S. bishop

The Confraternity of Christian Doctrine Announces Grants Recipients for Projects that Support Catholic Biblical Literacy and Interpretation

WASHINGTON - This spring, the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) awarded grants in the amount of 146,168 for eight projects that support the goals of the CCD to promote Catholic biblical literacy and Catholic biblical interpretation. The CCD works with the Catholic Biblical Association

Living the Truth in Love - The Eucharist on Pentecost

This weekend, as we celebrate the Solemnity of Pentecost, our churches in the Diocese of Palm Beach will be open for the celebration of Mass.  While we must make a very careful decision in whether to come to church at this time and while we must be cautious in following the protocols insuring

USCCB Chairman for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs on 25th Anniversary of Encyclical on Catholic Church’s Commitment to Ecumenism

  WASHINGTON – On the anniversary of the encyclical on the Catholic Church’s commitment to ecumenism, Bishop Joseph C. Bambera of Scranton and chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, has issued the following statement:

U.S. Bishops’ Chairman for Domestic Justice and Human Development Urges Care for the Poor and Vulnerable in Further Consideration of COVID-19 Relief Legislation

WASHINGTON - Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, released a statement urging lawmakers to remember the needs of the poor and vulnerable as they consider additional relief

Living the Truth in Love - Sto lat

Sto lat is the traditional Polish wish that is given to express good wishes, good health and long life to a person.  It is also a common birthday greeting.  It means, "May you live 100 years!"  May 18 was the hundredth birthday of St. John Paul II on which Pope Francis celebrated Mass at the tomb of

Living the Truth in Love - The Rosary - Some Spiritual Medicine

Pope Francis, in one of his Sunday audiences not too long after his being elected as Pope, held up a white medicine box with a drawing of the human heart upon it containing a Rosary.  The Pope expressed to the gathered crowd, "I want to recommend some medicine for all of you.  It’s a spiritual

Bishop Chairmen Express Solidarity with Native and Indigenous Communities During the Coronavirus Pandemic

WASHINGTON- Bishop Shelton J. Fabre of Houma-Thibodaux and chairman of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism, Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City and chairman of USCCB’s Committe on Domestic Justice and Human Development, and Bishop James S. Wall of

Upcoming Cases Provide Opportunity for Supreme Court to Preserve the Religious Liberty of Little Sisters of the Poor and Other Christian Ministries

WASHINGTON – The Little Sisters of the Poor again find themselves in court defending their community against attempts to force Catholic religious to violate their conscience. The Supreme Court of the United States hears oral argument today in the case of Little Sisters of the Poor v. Commonwealth of

Living the Truth in Love- A Sure and Certain Identity

Homily - Priesthood Ordination of Deacon Robinsón Aza Quetamá Deacon Nicholas Paul Zrallack Cathedral of St. Ignatius Loyola May 2, 2020   My brothers, Robinson and Nick, you are being ordained today as priests in an unprecedented time and in unique circumstances.  The worldwide