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USCCB Chairman Mourns for Migrants Involved in Texas Tragedy

WASHINGTON – July 24, 2017 – Bishop Joe S. Vásquez of Austin, Texas, chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Migration, has issued the following statement on San Antonio law enforcement’s identification of a tractor trailer containing 39 people, including ten individuals who died due to heat exposure and asphyxiation. Full […]

Health bill must protect poor, unborn and conscience rights, bishop says

WASHINGTON (CNS) – U.S. senators must reject any bill that would replace the Affordable Care Act unless such a measure “protects poor and vulnerable people, including immigrants, safeguards the unborn and supports conscience rights,” said the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ domestic policy committee. Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, chairman of the U.S. […]

V Encuentro’s Nuestra Alegría Viral Video Contest Winners Announced

WASHINGTON – July 20, 2017 – The V Encuentro announced the winners of the Nuestra Alegría Viral Video Challenge via social media. Twenty-two groups of young Hispanic/Latino Catholics across the nation submitted entries for the viral video challenge representing 11 of the 14 episcopal regions in the United States and spanning 16 states. Young people […]

Border bishop denounces hateful words, militarization of border

WASHINGTON (CNS) – Denouncing the “demonization of migrants,” hateful rhetoric, the militarization of the border and a system that divides families, Bishop Mark J. Seitz of El Paso, Texas, called on Catholics to heed the church’s teachings to welcome the migrant. In a July 18 pastoral letter “Sorrow and Mourning Flee Away,” on migration and […]

House members approve measure to repeal D.C. assisted suicide law

WASHINGTON (CNS) – The House Appropriations Committee voted July 13 in favor of an amendment to repeal the District of Columbia’s assisted suicide law. The day before the vote, New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan sent a letter to members of the committee urging them to “nullify the D.C. City Council’s deceptively named ‘Death with […]

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