April 23, 2019
WASHINGTON—Bishop Frank Dewane, of Venice, Florida, Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development and Bishop Joe Vasquez, of Austin, Chairman of the Committee on Migration, issued the following statement in advance of the oral argument of Department of Commerce v. New York, before the United States Supreme Court regarding the importance of ensuring an accurate count for the U.S. Census.
By Patricia M. Robertson/Franciscan Media
Why is it so hard for some people to maintain a spirit of celebration? I ask this knowing that I am one such person. I find the struggles of everyday life and the penitence of the Lenten season easier than seven weeks of Easter celebration. As a lay minister, I have spent hours focused on programs and activities for Lent, then collapsed the day after Easter. One day of celebration was all I could handle.
By Joe DeSalvo
Tim Collins won two awards, but it was the Bishop John J. Snyder Community Center at San Jose Apartments that received the biggest gift at the fourth annual San Jose Car & Truck Show, held April 6 at Dupont Station Shopping Center.
By Glenda Meekins
On a sunny, Saturday morning, eight Knights of Columbus councils gathered with almost 200 participants for Coastal Laps for Life, the pro-life effort that puts ultrasound machines into crisis pregnancy centers. Walkers came from Father Lopez Catholic High School in Daytona Beach, where the event took place, and from other interfaith churches and schools. With the release of the movie “Unplanned,” and recent laws extending abortion dates, the coordinators felt the timing could not be better.
April 15, 2019
WASHINGTON—Amidst the devastating fire taking place at the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Pairs, Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston and President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a statement to the people of Paris.
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April 10, 2019
WASHINGTON—The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committee on Migration endorsed the “Development Relief and Education for Alien Minors” (DREAM) Act of 2019, S. 874 and the “Safe Environment from Countries Under Repression & Emergency” (SECURE) Act of 2019, S. 879.
WASHINGTON—Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, made the following statement in response to today’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Abortion Until Birth: The Need to Pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act: