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Jessi Poré named director for Catholic Home Missions

Jessi Poré has been named director for the Catholic Home Missions and associate director of the Office of National Collections of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). 326 more words


Cardinal O’Malley and Archbishop Wenski welcome Supreme Court decision to review protocols for use of lethal injection

The chairs of the Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development and Committee on Pro-life Activities welcomed the U.S. Supreme Court’s January 23 announcement that it would review the drug protocols of lethal injection executions in the state of Oklahoma. 281 more words


Religious profession class of 2014 highly educated, very likely to have attended Catholic high school, university

CARA study finds two-thirds of new religious entered community life with bachelor’s degree or higher
Study comes ahead of Feb. 2 World Day for Consecrated Life and Feb. 1,488 more words


February 8 is the First International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking

The feast day of St. Josephine Bakhita, February 8, has been designated as the first International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking. Last year, the U.S. 413 more words


To the Unborn #9DaysforLife #abortion #proLife #USCCB

Dear You,

Love or lust cast you in the heavenly mould,
Where the Breath that heaves this chest mine
And those two breasts locked in their romantic hold… 144 more words


Religious leaders urge the United States to work with international partners to present a framework for Israelis and Palestinians to negotiate a two-state peace agreement

Jewish, Christian and Muslim leaders of 25 national religious organizations wrote to President Obama today urging “a renewed, determined U.S. effort, in coordination with the Quartet, to work with Israel and the Palestinian Authority to achieve a negotiated two-state peace agreement before it is too late.” The entities comprising the Quartet are the United Nations, the United States, the European Union and Russia. 336 more words


Cardinal O’Malley urges Congress to support the pain-capable Unborn Child Protection Act

Cardinal Seán O’Malley of Boston, chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), urged support for the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act when it comes before the U.S. 305 more words