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Civility must guide debate on social challenges, USCCB president says

Catholic News Service   BALTIMORE (CNS) -- Acknowledging wide divisions in the country over issues such as health care, immigration reform, taxes and abortion, the president...

Santa Rosa diocese hit hard by ongoing wildfires

SANTA ROSA, Calif. — The Diocese of Santa Rosa “has been hit hard” and “is in an ongoing state of uncertainty” because of Northern...

Trump administration expands exemptions on contraceptive mandate

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — The Trump administration Oct. 6 issued interim rules expanding the exemption to the contraceptive mandate for religious employers, such as...

Prayers after ‘unspeakable terror’ in Las Vegas

WASHINGTON — The nation has experienced “yet another night filled with unspeakable terror,” and “we need to pray and to take care of those...

Disturbing, shameful: Bishops join opposition to reported U.S. refugee limit

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Catholic bishops and other faith groups are objecting to reports that the Trump administration will limit the number of refugees...

Bishop calls bill that reduces legal immigration ‘discriminatory’

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — Calling a proposed piece of legislation “discriminatory,” the head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Migration called...

U.S. bishops urge FCC to retain open internet, net neutrality

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — In comments delivered July 17 to the Federal Communications Commission, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops urged the FCC to...

New priests follow many paths to answering call to serve God’s...

  WASHINGTON — After almost 12 years as an Episcopal priest, Deacon Jonathan Erdman entered into full communion with the Catholic Church along with his...

Bishops urge Trump to honor Paris climate pact to protect the...

    WASHINGTON - The United States has an obligation to honor the Paris climate agreement to protect “our people and our planet” and “mitigate the...

All Catholics must take faith, witness to the public square, bishop...

Catholic News Service ST. PAUL, Minn. — In his famous work “Democracy in America,” published in 1831, Alexis de Tocqueville wrote: “Where education and freedom...

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