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Bishop Cantú welcomes release of Alan Gross, change to U.S. policy toward Cuba

Bishop Oscar Cantú of Las Cruces, N.M., chairman of the Committee on International Justice and Peace of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) welcomed the announcement by President Barack Obama of the release of Alan Gross and other prisoners, and of the administration’s action to normalize relations with Cuba, December 17. 261 more words

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Catholic Leader Decries Opening of Family Detention Center in Texas

(Washington, D.C.) — Bishop Eusebio Elizondo, auxiliary bishop of Seattle, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Migration, decried the opening of a 2,400-bed detention center in Dilley, Texas, constructed to house, among others, families fleeing persecution in Central America. 257 more words

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USCCB chairman decries opening of family detention center in Dilley, Texas, proposes more humane alternatives

WASHINGTON—Bishop Eusebio Elizondo, auxiliary bishop of Seattle, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Migration, decried the opening of a 2,400-bed detention center in Dilley, Texas, constructed to house, among others, families fleeing persecution in Central America. 258 more words

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USCCB launches daily readings in Spanish online

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has made the daily readings for Mass in Spanish available online.
“Being able to provide the daily readings in Spanish online has been a long journey. 222 more words

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Subcommittee on the Church in Central and Eastern Europe awards $2.8 million in grants

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Subcommittee on Aid to the Church in Central and Eastern Europe approved 79 grants for a total of $2,854,878 in aid to finance pastoral projects in Central and Eastern Europe. 619 more words

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USCCB chairmen respond to new Department of Labor regulations

On Dec. 3, the U.S. Department of Labor published a final rule to implement President Obama’s July 21 Executive Order prohibiting federal government contractors from what the Administration deems “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” discrimination. 307 more words

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CMCSVirtues for November 29, 2014

An Instagram message from Bishop David Ricken re: Black Friday ….

#Catholic #BlackFriday #give #careforothers #bishop

A photo posted by U.S. Catholic Bishops (@usccb) on Nov 11, 2014 at 10:43am PST

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