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United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

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  • Vatican's envoy to U.S. dies at Hopkins after lung surgery

    Archbishop Pietro Sambi, the Vatican's ambassador to the United States, died Wednesday of complications from surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, church officials said. The 73-year-old Italian prelate had undergone lung surgery nearly three weeks ago and...
  • 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...
  • Churches putting faith in social media: #YesforGod

    RALEIGH. N.C. When they walk in the doors of the sprawling, red-brick Hope Community Church in Raleigh, no one takes a bulletin. Instead, they whip out their smartphones, tap the silver "Get Hope" app and open the sermon notes. "We never really knew if...
  • 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...
  • Teens tell tales of traveling � without parents � across U.S.-Mexico border

    MIAMI Soon after crossing into Mexico from Guatemala, 17-year-old Ana became separated from the group of Hondurans with whom she had been traveling and wound up alone in a mountain cottage where she was repeatedly raped by strangers. "They threatened me,...
  • Sister Suzanne Zuercher, nun who specialized in psychology, 1931-2014

     Sister Suzanne Zuercher, nun who specialized in psychology, 1931-2014
    Sister Suzanne Zuercher lived for 63 years as a member of a monastic community of Benedictine sisters, but she was fully engaged with the world around her. "While she was very attuned to spiritual life, she was also in contact with an incredible...
  • Jeffrey 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 of mine who...
  • 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...
  • 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...