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Thousands of new Catholics prepare to receive the sacraments this Easter

Archdiocese of Washington reports record numbers entering the Church
Galveston-Houston welcomes over 2,000 people
Easter Vigil rites will be held in English, Chinese, other languages in some communities… 553 more words


NC Register runs bishops’ amnesty promo: Church "stepping up their efforts to bring about changes to immigration policy consistent with Catholic teaching”?

Catholic Church Highlights the Human Side of Immigration Reform


Since when did it become a charitable act to reward criminals??!?  Illegal Aliens  are lawbreakers!!!!  Socialist US Bishops should not be encouraging this criminal activity. 480 more words

USCCB Committee votes on distribution of fuds from special collection for victims of Typhoon Haiyan; proceeds to be split evenly for immediate humanitarian relief and long-term church reconstruction needs

Members of the U.S. bishops’ Administrative Committee ratified a recommendation to evenly distribute the proceeds of the special collection for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan between humanitarian relief and long-term church reconstruction and program needs. 385 more words


The Power of Catholic Social Teaching

Today I am finishing Just Water, a splendid book by a young Fordham professor of ethics and science, Christiana Peppard.  It’s a lyric, galvanizing exploration of fresh water as seen from the overlapping perspectives of hydrology, ecology, ethics, theology, and Catholic social teaching. 663 more words

Bishop Pates applauds senators urging declassification of intelligence committee information on torture

Torture Is Intrinsic Evil that Can Never Be Justified, Says Church
U.S. Needs To Regain Moral High Ground as Protector, Promoter of Human Rights
Calls on All Senators To Vote To Put ‘Shameful Chapter’ of U.S. 326 more words


Bishops say Mass at border fence to remember dead migrants

A group of U.S. bishops visited the U.S.-Mexico border recently to say Mass in remembrance of migrants who died during their journey, calling attention to the humanitarian consequences of American immigration policy. 585 more words


Catholic Home Missions Appeal strengthens the church to home

The 2014 Catholic Home Missions Appeal will be taken up in many dioceses the weekend of April 26-27. The appeal supports isolated, challenged parishes and missions in dioceses and eparchies across the United States and in several U.S. 460 more words