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U.S. Bishops Reject Economic Statement
BALTIMORE — During their annual meeting in Baltimore, the U.S. bishops voted Nov. 13 against the release of a much-anticipated pastoral statement of support for Americans suffering from the economic crisis. "This document is dead," stated the dismayed ... read more
Democrats reject GOP plan to save Puerto Rico
In a statement ... financial problems grew worse as a result of setbacks in the wider U.S. economy, and government spending in Puerto Rico continued unchecked as borrowing covered increasing deficits. Garcia has said the island is headed for a humanitarian ... read more
The Bishops and the Catholic “man-crisis”
The III Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops met for several weeks in October 2014 and issued the document, “Pastoral ... “man-crisis” that is widespread and serious. Fully one in three baptized Catholic men in the U.S. have left ... read more
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The letter that caught my attention goes on to urge Congress not to “uproot the lives of so many young people who’ve made enormous contributions to our communities and to our economy ... synonymous with U.S. citizenship, the bishops risk making ... read more
'Tears are running down the cheeks of the Statue of Liberty': Lawmakers unload on Trump's moves to limit refugee programs
Dick Durbin's full statement here: "History will judge where America's leaders stood today. Faced with the humanitarian crisis of our time ... As the Chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Migration said recently of the men ... read more
Was President Trump Right to ‘Punish’ Syria With Missile Strikes?
Church leaders, for their part, have urged the White House to re-focus on a political solution to the Syrian crisis that will ... reprehensible,” read a statement issued by the leadership of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in the wake of the ... read more
Can the Catholic Church in the USA be “a Church for the poor”?
The inability of the Conference to issue a pastoral statement ... that the U.S. Bishops Conference will take up the Pope’s initiative in speaking out more powerfully on behalf of the poor in American political, social and economic life. read more
Bishops ask for world’s help to stop famine in South Sudan
The bishops warned in a statement that an estimated 4.9 million people will be in food crisis ... pastoral message from my brother bishops in the South Sudan. The people of that country are suffering a brutal civil war, resulting in widespread violence ... read more
Church entering ‘new era’ under Pope Francis, top papal adviser says
The cardinal’s remarks follow recent criticisms of Cardinal-designate Müller, formerly bishop ... “U.S. business circles” who did not “understand reality.” “Who says capitalism is perfect, especially since the recent financial market crisis?” read more
Democrats reject GOP plan for Puerto Rico control board
In a statement Tuesday ... of setbacks in the wider U.S. economy, and government spending in Puerto Rico continued unchecked as borrowing covered increasing deficits. Garcia has said the island is headed for a humanitarian crisis. Associated Press writer ... read more