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No weekend dispensation for Feast of the Immaculate Conception

WASHINGTON -- Just last year, Catholics were required to attend separate Masses two days in a row for the Sunday obligation and Monday's Christmas...

U.S. bishops back extension of protected migrant status

  WASHINGTON — The head of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Migration said some migrants from Honduras and El Salvador cannot safely return to their...

U.S. bishops pray for ‘safety, care’ of all hit by two...

WASHINGTON — The U.S. bishops’ Executive Committee Sept. 12 prayed for “the safety and care of human life” after two catastrophic hurricanes and urged...

Ending DACA program called ‘reprehensible’ and ‘heart-breaking’ by U.S. bishops

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Sept. 5 that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is “being rescinded” by President...

Bishops’ Labor Day statement sees threat of ‘excessive inequality’

Catholic News Service “Excessive inequality” threatens cooperation among all people in society “and the social pact it supports,” said Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice,...

Bishop Murry says racism demands church’s attention

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — By creating a committee to deal with racism, the country’s Catholic bishops are standing up for the American value of...

From the Bishop: Racism is a sin that defiles the image...

  A Statement by Bishop Malooly   I stand with many U.S. bishops in condemning the evils of racism, white supremacy and neo-Nazism that were evident during two...

U.S. bishops’ committee chair sees little improvement in Senate’s revised health...

WASHINGTON — The Senate Republicans’ latest effort to overhaul the Affordable Care Act is “unacceptable” and shows little improvement over the lawmakers’ first attempt...

Bishops grant religious liberty committee permanent standing

Catholic News Service INDIANAPOLIS — The U.S. bishops voted June 15 to make the Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty a permanent standing committee. The 132-53...

Trump’s decision to abandon Paris climate pact called troubling, harmful

President Donald Trump’s June 1 decision “not to honor the U.S. commitment” to the Paris climate agreement “is deeply troubling,” said the chairman of...

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