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News Release: Worldwide Children’s Eucharistic Holy Hour

Cathedral of St. Paul Altar (St. Paul, MN; Archdiocesan Photo)

For Immediate Release  August 15, 2016:   The children of the world spiritually prepare for the 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA! On October 7th, 2016, Feast of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, Catholic school children, Faith Formation Children, Home School Children and all the children of the world, will spiritually unite their prayers, with the Most Reverend Bishop […]

Jef Murray (1960-2015) — Nai Eru lye mánata

It is with deep sadness that I share with you the news of Jef’s passing. To say that we are stunned by Jef’s sudden and unexpected death on August 3, 2015 is an understatement. The last article he sent to us was scheduled and published on Tuesday, August 4, 2015. Jef Murray had shared his art and original stories with readers […]

USCCB Responds To Supreme Court Decisions On Marriage: ‘Tragic Day For Marriage And Our Nation,’

Last night, the following statement was made during the Vice Presidential debate regarding the decision of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to force virtually all employers to include sterilization and contraception, including drugs that may cause abortion, in the health insurance coverage they provide their employees:

USCCB Responds To Inaccurate Statement Of Fact On HHS Mandate Made During Vice Presidential Debate

Last night, the following statement was made during the Vice Presidential debate regarding the decision of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to force virtually all employers to include sterilization and contraception, including drugs that may cause abortion, in the health insurance coverage they provide their employees:

News Release from USCCB regarding Affordable Care Act and today’s Supreme Court Decision

[News Release] June 28, 2012 Supreme Court decision does not address fundamental flaws in the law Legislation still needed to fix conscience, abortion funding, immigration problems WASHINGTON—Today the United States Supreme Court issued a decision upholding as a tax the provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that requires individuals to purchase a health plan—the so-called “individual mandate.” For nearly […]

News Release from USCCB regarding HHS and Religious Freedom

[News Release] BISHOPS PROMISE TO CONTINUE ‘VIGOROUS EFFORTS’ AGAINST HHS VIOLATIONS OF RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IN HEALTH CARE REFORM MANDATE Declare government has no place defining religion, religious ministry Seek protection for conscience rights of institutions, individuals Stress action with the public, White House, Congress, courts WASHINGTON—The U.S. bishops are strongly united in their ongoing and determined  efforts to protect religious […]