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United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

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  • Catholic Church: We need comprehensive immigration reform, not 'Secure Communities' program

    The recent article about the expansion into Baltimore of the Department of Homeland Security's program to crackdown on illegal immigrants ("Immigrants, city fear divide over status checks," Feb. 26) makes clear the need for real immigration reform....
  • A 50th-anniversary toast to Toastmasters in Laurel

    A golden anniversary was celebrated with golden tongues last weekend as the Columbians Toastmasters Club celebrated 50 years of fostering confidence and leadership skills. The group, which specializes in teaching its members how to become better public...
  • U.S. slow to meet needs, refugees say

    U.S. slow to meet needs, refugees say
    Mustafa Hamad Rassoul doesn't see how his family can survive. Back in Baghdad, the 55-year-old Iraqi Kurd says, the money he made running a clothing shop was more than enough to house and feed his two wives and 10 children. But here in Syria, where he...
  • Crucial job awaits Cardinal Keeler at papal conclave

    When word of Pope Leo XIII's grave illness reached the United States in 1903, Cardinal James Gibbons booked passage on every steamship leaving for Rome, according to his biographers, lest he miss the opportunity to vote for the pope's successor. The...
  • Survivors hail Stokes as a hero for abuse victims

    Clergy abuse survivor groups hailed Dontee Stokes yesterday as a hero whose victory in court against his former priest would serve as a beacon for other victims. "Dontee could have tried to run from this, bury this, deny this and let [Maurice]...
  • Vatican approves sex abuse policy

    The nation's Roman Catholic bishops won Vatican approval yesterday for their revised sex abuse policy, requiring every diocese to bar priests who molest children from working in the church. Vatican authorization makes the plan church law for the United...
  • Threat to kids, other innocents in Iraq spur Catholic debate on warfare

    "Never war! Never war!" Those were the words of Pope Francis very recently, marking the centennial of the outbreak of the cataclysmic First World War. "I think most of all about children, whose hopes for a dignified life, a future, are dashed." But...
  • Pope Francis may visit three U.S. cities next year

    Pope Francis may visit three U.S. cities next year
    Pope Francis confirmed Monday that he’s considering plans to visit the United States, and may make the trip a multi-city tour of North America that could include a stop in Mexico. In a news conference aboard the papal plane as he was returning...
  • Religious rights and gay rights

    Last month, President Obama issued an executive order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Equally notable is what the president didn't do: He refused to exempt religious organizations....
  • U.S. classrooms prepare for flood as migrants become pupils

    U.S. classrooms prepare for flood as migrants become pupils
    The record flood of Central American children crossing the U.S. border is stretching funds and setting off improvisation at public schools. While politicians spend the summer fighting over how to turn back the tide, school leaders across the country are...
  • San Francisco archbishop says March for Marriage is not anti-LGBT

    San Francisco archbishop says March for Marriage is not anti-LGBT
    San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone has responded to an open letter from dozens of public officials, community and faith leaders who had asked him not to attend the March for Marriage this week, saying the event is "not 'anti-LGBT' ... it...
  • Jeffery Peters: Role models in faith live on through their impact on our lives

    Two leaders in the Catholic community of Manchester and Hampstead recently passed away: Tom Abbott, who organized our adult education and men’s fellowship, and Anita Healy, who was a leader in our women’s organization. Both were dear friends...