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National Vocation Awareness Week, Nov. 2-8, calls Catholics to greater prayer, awareness in how they support vocations

‘Culture of vocations’ driven by communities that encourage young people
Data shows people asked about their vocation more likely to pursue religious life
Special focus needed on underrepresented communities… 531 more words

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Cardinal O'Malley launches 2014-15 program with Respect Life Month statement

Pro-Life chairman calls for ‘community and solidarity’ in face of threats to life
Respect Life Program theme for 2014-15: “Each of Us is a Masterpiece of God’s Creation” 411 more words

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U.S. bishops praise continuing Civil Rights movement

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was “a monumental step forward” for human dignity, but continued work is necessary to fight the “destructive influence of racism,” said the head of the U.S. 650 more words

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Cardinal O'Malley: Government report confirms bishops' concern on abortion coverage

Investigative agency finds over a thousand health plans covering abortion on demand
Promised “separation” of abortion funds from tax dollars not implemented
Abortion-related abuses under Affordable Care Act require corrective action… 475 more words

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USCCB chairmen and NCEA president welcome bipartisan, bicameral agreement reached to reform child care and development block grant program

The chairmen of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Catholic Education, Archbishop George J. Lucas of Omaha, Neb.; the Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, Archbishop Thomas G. 389 more words

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U.S. bishops recall 'heroic history' of Civil Rights Act of 1964

Catholic News Service

WASHINGTON — In a statement marking the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops called the legislation a “monumental step forward” but added that there is “still much work to do.” 482 more words

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USCCB president highlights achievements of the Civil Rights Act; calls for unity and respect of human dignity

Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), on the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act has called for unity and perseverance to continue the vital work begun in the Act for the respect for human dignity. 1,271 more words

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