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Celebrating the 50 Anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement: Then and Now

To celebrate the 50 anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Subcommittee on African American Affairs will release a series of resources to highlight the achievements of the Civil Rights era and its connections to the Catholic Church… 145 more words

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Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement: then and now

To celebrate the 50 anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Subcommittee on African American Affairs will release a series of resources to highlight the achievements of the Civil Rights era and its connections to the Catholic Church. 322 more words

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Promising Practices for September

Reach out to invite members of the Black Community to celebrate Catechetical Sunday by “Teaching About God’s Gift of Forgiveness.”

Reach out to invite members of the Black Community to a prayer vigil/day of prayer to pray for an… 127 more words

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Archbishop Kurtz Provides Initial Response to Revised HHS Mandate Regulations

WASHINGTON–Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that it is issuing an additional set of interim final rules to implement its requirement that health plans, including employer-sponsored plans, provide for sterilization, contraception, and drugs that can cause an abortion. 197 more words

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Archbishop Kurtz provides initial response to revised HHS mandate regulations

Disappointed that regulation will not expand exemption, only modifies ‘accommodation’
Extending ‘accommodation’ to exempted businesses reduces religious freedom
More thorough study and detailed comments to come… 240 more words

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USCCB Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs reasserts commitment to dialogue with Muslims

New statement cites respect for Muslims from Vatican II, popes
Expresses sadness over violence, Christians who reject engagement
Joins Pope Francis in saying dialogue leads to growth, witness and peace… 420 more words

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USCCB president, Archbishop Kurtz, calls for special collection for victims of violence in the Middle East

Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president of the U. S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has called on the bishops to consider taking up a special collection “to provide humanitarian relief and pastoral support for our affected brothers and sisters in the Middle East.” In an August 19 letter, he requested that the collection be held during the weekend of Sept. 197 more words

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