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U.S. Conf. of Catholic Bishops' Statements

USCCB Purchases Translation of Psalms and Canticles from Conception Abbey

July 16, 2019 WASHINGTON--On July 1, 2019 the USCCB purchased the copyrights to the Revised Grail Psalter and the Old and New Testament Canticles translated by the monks of Conception Abbey in Missouri. The two texts will now together be titled Abbey Psalms and Canticles and will gradually be

Chairman of U.S. Bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace, applauds the convening of the Second Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom

July 15, 2019 WASHINGTON— This week marks the Second Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom hosted by the U.S. Department of State with 1,000 religious and civil society leaders and foreign ministers from 115 countries. The Ministerial reaffirms international commitments to promote religious

Confraternity of Christian Doctrine Awarded Grants to Promote Catholic Biblical Literacy and Interpretation

July 10, 2019 WASHINGTON--This spring, the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) awarded grants in the amount of 68,266.50 for five projects that support the goals of the CCD to promote Catholic biblical literacy and Catholic biblical interpretation. The CCD works with the Catholic

Religious Communities Receive $28 Million Toward Retirement Needs

July 8, 2019 WASHINGTON—In June, the National Religious Retirement Office (NRRO) distributed 28 million in financial assistance to 360 U.S. religious communities to help underwrite the care of aging members. The funding is made possible by the Retirement Fund for Religious collection, an annual,

U.S. Bishop Chairmen Affirm SCOTUS Decision and Urge That All People Count and Should Be Included in Census

July 2, 2019 WASHINGTON—Bishop Frank Dewane, of Venice, Florida, Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development and Bishop Joe Vásquez, of Austin, Texas, Chairman of the Committee on Migration, issued the following statement regarding last week’s decision by the United

Chairman of U.S. Bishops’ Committee on Migration Statement in Response to Imminent Administration Deportation Plans

June 22, 2019 WASHINGTON—On Monday, June 17, 2019, President Donald J. Trump announced impending immigration enforcement actions by the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  Subsequent press reports on Friday, June 21 indicated that ICE has plans for

World Refugee Day 2019 to be Celebrated June 20

June 20, 2019 WASHINGTON—Today is World Refugee Day which is observed in the United States and around the world. World Refugee Day, first celebrated in 2000, is designed to increase awareness of refugees. Currently, the world is embroiled in the biggest migratory crisis since World War II with

Chairman of U.S. Bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace Calls for De-escalation of Conflict with Iran

June 19, 2019   WASHINGTON—In a June 18 letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio, Archbishop for the Military Services, USA and Chairman of the U.S. Bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace, noted that escalating tensions between the United States

Catholic Young Adult Leaders to Take Part in Vatican Post-Synod Dialogue

June 18, 2019 WASHINGTON—The Vatican Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life will convene in Rome on June 19-22 for an International Post-Synodal Forum of young adults to discuss the impact of Pope Francis’s recent apostolic exhortation, Christus Vivit. This International Forum will feature

U.S. Catholic Bishops Approve in a Provisional Vote Strategic Priorities for the 2021-24 USCCB Strategic Plan.

Bishops Also Approve the National Directory for the Formation, Ministry, and Life of Permanent Deacons in the United States; and ICEL Gray Book Translation for Ordination of Bishops, Priests and Deacons June 12, 2019 BALTIMORE— The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) approved several