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President of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Welcomes Pope Francis's Apostolic Exhortation

WASHINGTON—Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, is welcoming the release of Pope Francis's apostolic exhortation, "Gaudete et Exsultate" (Rejoice and Be Glad), subtitled "On the Call to Holiness in the

A Mercy and Peacebuilding Approach to Gun Violence

  Department of Justice, Peace, and Human Development Office of Domestic Social Development March 2018   “[W]e know that this “piecemeal” violence, of different kinds and levels, causes great suffering: wars in different countries and continents; terrorism, organized crime and

Domestic Justice and Education Chairmen Urge Concrete Actions to Address Scourge of Gun Violence

  Media Contact: Judy Keane 202-541-3200 March 5, 2018   WASHINGTON—In the aftermath of the tragic attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, Chairman of the USCCB's Committee on Domestic Justice and Human

Living the Truth in Love: You Are in Me and I Am in You

Some of the most vivid artistic depictions of the Resurrection are found in Eastern icons. Eastern icons, by their very nature, take us into a mystical world in which the characters in the icons are depicted in striking color but always with a dignity to them and an expression of looking into the

Living the Truth in Love: Pause, See, Return

Pope Francis has spoken on several occasions regarding three of his favorite words – please, thank you and sorry. He has reflected how these words are simple ones but profound ones in regard to our relationship with God, each other and life in general. Pope Francis has frequently spoken of the

Living the Truth in Love: The Truth Will Set You Free

The season of Lent is a graced time in which we prepare to celebrate the Paschal mystery of the fullness of life bestowed upon us in the Resurrection of Christ. This forty day period, which affords us an opportunity to grow in our knowledge of ourselves and of the Lord's presence within our lives,

Catholic Bishops Urge Governor Scott to Spare the Life of Eric Branch

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Michael B. Sheedy Executive Director (850) 205-6820 msheedy@flaccb.org   Catholic Bishops Urge Governor Scott to Spare the Life of Eric Branch  Floridians pray for an end to the use of the death penalty     TALLAHASSEE, FL (February 19,

A Statement from Bishop Gerald Barbarito on the Tragic Shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

  Statement from Bishop Barbarito Tragic Shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School   Once again we are stunned by horrific violence in another school shooting at Marjory Stoneman DouglasHigh School, this time within our State and neighboring to us in Parkland, Florida.  As a

Living the Truth in Love: Come Fly with Me – The Friendly Skies of Pope Francis

I recently wrote a column in which I reflected upon Pope Francis' frequent use of public transportation, especially the subway, when he was Archbishop of Argentina. It appears that the subway gave him time to reflect as well as to travel to the peripheries of both territory and human nature of which

Living the Truth in Love: Pope Francis' Beatitudes

The Bishops of Regions IV and XIV, which include all of the bishops on the eastern seaboard from Florida up to Washington DC, recently completed their annual retreat at the Bethany Retreat Center in Tampa, Florida. As in past years, I was privileged to be part of this retreat with my brother