Topic: usccb

Wednesday of the Twenty-Ninth Week in Ordinary TimeBy  JENNIFER BURGIN(Click Here for Readings) Jesus said to his disciples: “Be sure of this:if the master of the house ... discuss

Wednesday of the Twenty-Ninth Week in Ordinary Time(Click here for readings)By BENEDICT AUGUSTINE“Much will be required of the person entrusted with much,and still more will be demanded of the p ... discuss

Brethren, Peace be with you. Observing the media coverage of the ongoing Synod of Bishops in Rome, I wondered how the media would have covered that first "synod" or gathering of Christians in Jerusale ... discuss

This program is from ChurchMilitant.TVThe press saw the Relatio before the bishops did.Huh? This reminds me of the release of the horrible USCCB 1997 document on homosexuality Always Our Children ... discuss

Your Excellencies:"Typically, obstetrician-gynecologists practicing in Catholic hospitals and physician office buildings owned by Catholic hospitals provide prescriptions for contraceptives to their ... discuss

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) submitted comments October 8 to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and two other federal agencies on the Obama administration’ ... discuss

Wednesday of the Twenty-Seventh Week in Ordinary Time(Click here for readings)By BENEDICT AUGUSTINE“Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he had finished,one of his disciples said to hi ... discuss

 Catholic Church Initiates ‘Respect Life Month’ By Katie Yoder This message might not fit the media’s agenda, but it does come from the media-loved Pope Francis: “Each of Us ... discuss

Good for them. The folks at Manif pour Tous (Protest for Everyone) are at it again. This year... Over 500,000 opponents of same-sex marriage have flooded the streets of Paris and Bordeaux to pro ... discuss

Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time(Click here for readings)Brothers and Sisters:  Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petitions, with thanksgiving, make your requests kno ... discuss

As the Synod on Marriage and Family Life begins October 5th, the Feast Day of St Faustina, messenger of mercy, let us remember one of the things that is impacting millions of families across the globe ... discuss

Memorial of St Francis of Assisi(Click here for readings)By JENNIFER BURGINJesus said, “I have observed Satan fall like lightning from the sky. Behold, I have given you the power ̵ ... discuss

This message might not fit the media’s agenda, but it does come from the media-loved Pope Francis: “Each of Us is a Masterpiece of God’s Creation.” Sponsored by the United States Confer ... discuss

As the Catholic Church prepares to celebrate the Year of Consecrated Life, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations is promoting ̶ ... discuss

We all better be praying hard because the signs of confusion and division about the upcoming synod are worrisome. Here's what Robert Royal wrote recently and he's pretty sensible. Yes, it does seem we ... discuss

Feast of Saints Michael, Gabriel and St. Raphael, Archangels(Click here for readings)By KATIE GROSSJesus saw Nathanael coming toward him and said of him,“Here is a true child of Israel.There is ... discuss

Memorial of Saint Vincent de Paul, Priest(Click here for readings)While they were all amazed at his every deed,Jesus said to his disciples,“Pay attention to what I am telling you.The Son of ... discuss

I've been thinking about mercy a lot lately. How it's been granted, in spades to me, already. And to many, hundreds of thousands of others, perhaps more, too. So it's ironic that the same day I starte ... discuss

 “Each of Us is a Masterpiece of God’s Creation”: 2014 Respect Life Program Editor’s note. The Respect Life Program begins anew each year on Respect Life Sunday, the first Su ... discuss

Fr. Z explains it well: Perhaps other blogs will pick this up and help. An article from the ultra-liberal New York Times (“Hell’s Bible”) is posted on the even more liberal MSNBC. ... discuss

Because it seems they just can't stay out of the news; especially when they really should.THE USCCB: IMO is a bunch of ambitious, vain, self-important idiots who can be counted on to sit on the f ... discuss

Rev. Mark G. Swope, Coordinator of Ethics Program and Ethicist Holy Redeemer Health System1648 Huntingdon PikeMeadowbrook, Pa 19046 mswope@holyredeemer.com Philip Boyle, Ph.D., ... discuss

With this being a mid-term election year, I thought it would be best to start with the U.S. bishops' \"elections document\", Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship.While the intention of th ... discuss

by John-Henry Westen  NEW ORLEANS, LA, June 11, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Much of the opening day of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops 2014 Spring General Assembly on Wednesday was de ... discuss

Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Easter(Click here for readings) Meditation by Benedict Augustine “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine grower.He takes away every branch in me t ... discuss

Wednesday of the Third Week of Easter(Click here for readings)  by Benedict Augustine  Jesus said to the crowds, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and who ... discuss

"Does the HHS Mandate Include Abortifacients?"In a 4/3/14 fact sheet, the USCCB's Secretariat of Pro Life Activities rhetorically asks, "Does the HHS mandate include abortifacients?"  Acknow ... discuss

"when I get to heaven I’m not stopping to be interviewed. I am heading straight in. I have earned my place in heaven. It’s not even close""Amen, I say to you, it will be hard for one who is rich t ... discuss

The Noah movie with Russel Crowe follows the pattern of all book adaptations that I have seen. The movie departs substantially from the book. The question is, how much departure is too much?Image sour ... discuss

So I haven't blogged much in a while. For this  I apologize. Yes, I'm very busy, but so are we all. I have a million tiny things I could blog about, but I never find the time to do so becaus ... discuss

Your Excellency,I was mistaken.  When I came across internet references to the "Medical Moral Commission of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia" (1, 2, 3, 4), I incorrectly assumed the commission to ... discuss

Huey Lewis and the News' song When the Time Has Come really says quite a bit about the end times of the world/universe, or eschaton (as I mentioned last time).Image source: http://espngrantland.files. ... discuss

***Spoilers Alert!*** This post was inspired by someone who usually doesn't talk about pro-life issues (link to YouTube video) directly. He couldn't help but address it since this report came out from ... discuss

(Here's the full interview.)There now is a Card'nal named KasperWho desp'rately wants now to plasterOut words from the lawAnd words from God's jaw.Will those with Burke pry out disaster?© 2014 Wonder ... discuss

The Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services for Catholic Health Care Services encourage us to provide for donation of organs to others in medical need, which we cannot dona ... discuss

Can you tell me another country in the world that has the tradition of freedom of religion (not worship, that's different) written into its constitution by Christians who offered this to all, even tho ... discuss

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has consistently voiced opposition to the infamous Obama contraceptive mandate. This government directive obliges employers to include steril ... discuss

Hace poco más de diez años Crisis Magazine publicó en inglés un texto cuyo valor sigue siendo actual. Por entonces habían salido a la luz los casos ciertos y reprobables de abusos sexuales cometi ... discuss

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is asking Catholics to pray, fast, and abstain from meat on Friday, January 31, for the following intention: "that we can continue ... Original ... discuss

(Vatican Radio) The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will travel with a delegation to the Philippines, February 2-7 to assess ...» Original PostingRead more →The post USCCB ... discuss

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has filed amicus curiae (friend of the court) briefs in support of Hobby Lobby Stores and Conestoga Wood Specialties, two ... Original PostingR ... discuss

“The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU),” Bill Donohue recently charged, “is suing the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) because the bishops are pro-life.” ... discuss

Recently, a lawsuit was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) against the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). In 2010, a pregnant woman went to a Catholic hospital after ... discuss

The president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) welcomed the Supreme Court's decision to extend the enforcement on an injunction barring enforcement of the HHS ... Original P ... discuss

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is asking Catholics to pray, fast, and abstain from meat on Friday, January 17, for the following intention: "may we accompany ... Original Pos ... discuss

Well, not really; only about 10% of them. Georgetown’s CARA released a report entitled “New Sisters and Brothers Professing Perpetual Vows in Religious Life: The Profession Class of 201 ... discuss

As the United States Congress discusses the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade agreement that potentially involves 13 nations, the chairman of two committees of the United States ... Original PostingR ... discuss

Archbishop George Lucas of Omaha, the chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Education, paid tribute to the nation's Catholic schools in a brief ... Original Postin ... discuss

From the site of the USCCB: General Holder Acts Contrary to Supreme Court DecisionBy Archbishop Salvatore J. CordileoneLast week Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the federal government will ... discuss

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is asking Catholics to pray, fast, and abstain from meat on Friday, January 17, for the following intention: "that we can continue ... Original ... discuss

Noting that the number of Syrian refugees has risen from 550,000 in October 2012 to 2.3 million today, the chairman of the United Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Migration ... Original Po ... discuss

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has voiced support for the "No Taxpayer Funding For Abortion Act," which has been introduced in the House of Representatives by ... Original Po ... discuss

By Donald Prudlo, Ph.D. From the very beginnings of Christianity, the faithful have been abundantly blessed by the cycles of feast and fast days. From the great Holy Day of the Lord’s Resurrection, ... discuss

The chairmen of two committees of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops have called upon Secretary of State John Kerry to reexamine the emphasis on military aid given to Mexico ... Original ... discuss

By Pat Archbold | On the 50th anniversary of that inglorious war without an exit strategy, the war on poverty, Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski, chairman of the Committee on Domestic Justice and Human ... discuss

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is asking Catholics to pray, fast, and abstain from meat on Friday, January 10, "for all victims of violence, that they may receive ... Origina ... discuss

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Justice for Immigrants campaign announced that January 8 was a "national call-in day to Congress." The announcement, which was made ... Original Posti ... discuss

Echoing comments he made in a recent newspaper column, the chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development called upon the ... Origina ... discuss

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has declared January 5-11, 2014 as National Migration Week, with the theme of “Out of Darkness.” The USCCB states that this “ ... discuss

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has announced that a novena for life will take place around the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision. "On January 22, 2014 ... Original Post ... discuss

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has announced that Bishop Richard Pates of Des Moines, the chairman of the USCCB's Committee on International Justice and Peace, is ... Origina ... discuss

Most of us heard the news that in the "eleventh hour" before the HHS contraception mandate was set to bare its teeth against Catholic agencies, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor blocked ... discuss

Writing for the blog of the United States Conference o f Catholic Bishops (USCCB), the chairman of the USCCB's Committee on Migration argued that "immigration reform is a win-win for both ... Original ... discuss

The president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has asked President Barack Obama not to implement the fines imposed by the HHS mandate, which went into effect for many ... Original P ... discuss

Today’s Scriptures USCCB Video Reflection Saints of the Day Scripture: Lectionary 187. Saturday, Dec.14. Sirach 48:1-4,9-11. Psalm 80:2-3,15-16,18-19. Matthew 17:10-13. Jesus sees John the Baptist a ... discuss

The epitomy of hypocrisy.  The ACLU  claims to be for civil liberties, but sues Catholics for practicing their faith?   Unfortunately, there are a number of non-Catholic institutio ... discuss

The title for this blog post will make sense at the end. Just wait it out and see. ;)This year I decided that I was okay with not having a "traditional" Advent for a number of reasons. See, what I con ... discuss

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will elect the next president and vice president of USCCB during the bishops’ annual fall General Assembly, November 11-14, at the Baltimore Water ... discuss

Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (BRYCS), a project of the United Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Migration and Refugee Services, has updated and expanded its training to worke ... discuss

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time(Click here for readings)Jesus addressed this parable to those who were convinced of their own righteousness and despised everyone else.What the Pharisee said.  " ... discuss

By Donald Prudlo, Ph.D. Editor’s Note: This is the sixth and final in a series of articles to explore the American Bishops’ Pastoral Letter, “Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan.” Read ... discuss

foundationlife.netKathy Saile, director of domestic social development at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, joined officials of Bread for the World, Sojourners, and the National Associ ... discuss

foundationlife.netToday’s Scriptures USCCB Video Reflection Saints of the Day Watch this video on YouTube. Morning Prayer Video Link Scripture: Lectionary 468. Tuesday, Oct. 15. Romans 1:16-25. Psa ... discuss

...here are ten points on better bible reading from the USCCB. http://usccb.org/mr/mediatalk/bible_catholics.shtmlWhen I returned to the Catholic Church after a long protestant detour, I was amazed at ... discuss

foundationlife.netToday’s Scriptures USCCB Video Reflection Saints of the Day Watch this video on YouTube. Morning Prayer Video Link Scripture: Lectionary 465.  October 11.  Joel 1:13-15; 2:1-2 ... discuss

Man Writes Confession Letter to His Down Syndrome Daughter: Sorry I Wanted You Aborted I just watched a video about a family who had a baby with Downs and this is what the mother said, that it fel ... discuss

Scripture: Lectionary 455. Monday Sept.30. Zechariah 8:1-8. Psalm 102:16-18,19-21,29.23. Luke 9:46-50: Today’s Scriptures USCCB Video Reflection Saints of the Day We have been listening to the Min ... discuss

Cardinal Seán O'Malley, chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities, has issued a statement for Respect Life Sunday, which takes place on ...… ... discuss

Scripture: Lectionary: 450. Tues. Sept.24. Ezra 6:7-8.12.14-20.  Psalm 122: 1-2,3-4,4-5. Luke 8:19-21: Today’s Scriptures USCCB Video Reflection Saints of the Day Watch this video on YouTube. M ... discuss

USCCB: Non-discrimination Act would protect religious liberties. Those who affirm that marriage is one man and one woman need protectionChairmen urge support for the Act.… Read the restThe post ... discuss

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Department of Justice, Peace, and Human Development and Catholic Relief Services are calling upon Catholics to call their congressional ...… Rea ... discuss

By Donald Prudlo, Ph.D. Editor’s Note: This is the third in a series of articles to explore the American Bishops’ Pastoral Letter, “Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan.” Read Part I her ... discuss

Scripture: Lectionary 441. Sept.13. I Timothy 1:1-2,12-14.  Psalm 16:1-2, 5,7-8, 11. Luke 6:39-42: Today’s Scriptures USCCB Video Reflection Saints of the Day Watch this video on YouTube. Morni ... discuss

by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent ROME, September 12, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – With nearly 2 million people estimated as displaced by the Syrian civil war, many of whom are Christians fleeing ... discuss

by Hilary White, Rome Correspondent ROME, September 12, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – With nearly 2 million people estimated as displaced by the Syrian civil war, many of whom are Christians fleeing ... discuss

The bishops who serve on the Administrative Committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops have defended the work of Catholic Relief Services (CRS). "In recent weeks some ...… Re ... discuss

By Donald Prudlo, Ph.D. Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of articles to explore the American Bishops’ Pastoral Letter, “Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan.” Read Part I he ... discuss

Twenty-Third Week In Ordinary Time(Click here for readings)Great crowds were traveling with Jesus, and he turned and addressed them, "If anyone comes to me without hating father and mother, wife and c ... discuss

Scripture: Lectionary 436.  Sept.7. Colossians 1:21-23, Psalm 54:3-4.6.8. Luke 6: 1-5: Today’s Scriptures USCCB Video Reflection Saints of the Day Jesus is the center of our daily celebrations ... discuss

United States Conference Of Catholic Bishops Joins Pope Francis’ Call For Day Of Fasting And Prayer For Peace In SyriaU.S. Catholics are being encouraged to join a Day of Fasting and Prayer for Peac ... discuss

A Prayer for the People of SyriaAlmighty eternal God, source of all compassion,the promise of your mercy and saving help fills our hearts with hope.Hear the cries of the people of Syria;bring healing ... discuss

“To the leaders present, to each and every one, I make a heartfelt appeal for them to help find ways to overcome the conflicting positions and to lay aside the futile pursuit of a military solution ... discuss

Catholic Circular Firing Squad Redux. And, perhaps not that strangely, Michael Voris is once again the mainspring of the matter. Fortunately, Mark Shea is not involved, having avoided the controver ... discuss

Scripture: Lectionary 429. Aug. 30th I Thessalonians 4:1-8.  Psalm 97: 1.2.5-6.10.11-12.  Matthew 25:1-13: Today’s Scriptures USCCB Video Reflection Saints of the Day Parables are meant to be p ... discuss

Memorial of the Passion of Saint John the Baptist Scripture: Lectionary 428.  Aug.29. I Thessalonians 3:7-13. Psalm 90: 3-4,12-13,14.17.  Matthew 24:42-51: Today’s Scriptures USCCB Video Reflect ... discuss

The staff of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage is publishing a seven-part series of blog posts on defending ...… Read the r ... discuss

 CRS ended major contract with printer over ties to pro-life group that criticized itby Patrick B. CraineBALTIMORE, August 26, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Catholic Relief Services ended a longst ... discuss

Scripture: Lectionary 426. Aug.27. I Thessalonians 2:1-8.  Psalm 139:1-3,4-6. Matthew 23: 23-26: Today’s Scriptures USCCB Video Reflection Saints of the Day In the address of this letter Paul me ... discuss

The chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on International Justice and Peace and the chairman of the board of Catholic Relief Services have sent a ...… Read the ... discuss

Monday of the Twenty-First Week In Ordinary Time(Click here for readings)Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples:  "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites.  You lock the Kin ... discuss

A.M.D.G. J.M.J. A.T.C. Laudetur Iesus Christus! Nunc et in æternum! Amen. Christus resurrexit!  Alleluia! Vere resurrexit!  Alleluia! Tuesday of the Second Week of Easter Yesterday started out as ... discuss

Scripture: Lectionary 124 August 25,21st Sunday Ordinary Time.  Isaiah 66:18-21. Psalm 117:1.2.  Hebrews 12:5-7,11-13.  Luke 13:22-30: Today’s Scriptures USCCB Video Reflection Saints of the ... discuss

St. Bartholomew Scripture: Lectionary 424. Aug.24th. Ruth 2:1-3,8-11. 4:13-17. Psalm 128:1-2,3. 4-5. Matthew 13:1-12: Today’s Scriptures USCCB Video Reflection Saints of the Day Our first reading ... discuss

Source.From #48: The Gnostics held that there are two kinds of faith: a crude, imperfect faith suited to the masses, which remained at the level of Jesus' flesh and the contemplation of his mysteries; ... discuss

Scripture: Lectionary 420. Aug.20. Judges 6:11-24. Psalm 85:9.11-12,13-14. Matthew 19:23-30: Today’s Scriptures USCCB Video Reflection Saints of the Day Watch this video on YouTube. Morning Pra ... discuss

In "reporting" on Pope Francis' press conference on the plane returning from Brazil, one could almost hear Nicole Winfield's breathlessness:"The Francis Revolution is underway.... Francis has called o ... discuss

If I had kept these What I Learned Wednesday (#WILW) posts like I had wanted to, this would've been the 35th installment. Yes, I counted. I will try to get better at these, even after the Year of Fait ... discuss

I can't wait until Archbishop Cordileone sees a copy of that letter  :) The good Archbishop just so happens to be on the USCCB Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage :)I hope ... discuss

In an otherwise well written "perspective" article in the Boston Globe Magazine last Sunday, freelance writer Patrick Gallagher 's fatal flaw occurs when he refers to this alma mater—that would ... discuss

As per Archbishop William Lori, "Plaintiffs in HHS legal challenges include business leaders who want to bear witness to Christian principles. We cannot be silent about the conscience rights of priv ... discuss

Sadly, more fodder for my Opposites files...Copyright © Catholic Herald 2013 Vatican calls for copyright laws to be adjusted to permit wider distribution of books for blind.USCCB and Vatican cra ... discuss

The below link is to the Catholic Health Association's "blessing" on the draconian HHS mandate, its absolute impertinence to the USCCB, and its "throwing under the bus" any of us who struggle to be ... discuss

This is the second installment in a series of posts on the question of "when does human life begin?" Part one of this series examined what science has to say about the matter. In this installment we d ... discuss

“Abortion is not sacred ground; it is sacrilegious ground” In our recent post, Serial Scandalizer Pelosi Barely Opposed By The Church, we detailed Catholic Nancy Pelosi’s public cond ... discuss

Dear Brother Bishops,Since we last wrote to you concerning the critical efforts we are undertaking together to protect religious freedom in our beloved country, many of you have requested that we writ ... discuss

Note: I've added a "missing" piece to in bold, making article complete.                      &n ... discuss

Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of NY and USCCB President Charles J. Chaput, Archbishop of PhiladelphiaYour Eminence and Your Excellency: As per Archbishop Zygmunt Zimowski, representing the H ... discuss

Your Excellencies:In earlier communication, I have provided detailed documentation regarding immoral practices in Philly's Catholic hospitals: the paucity of NFP-only physicians, "privileges" for ... discuss

John A. Gallagher, Ph.D.Corporate Director, EthicsCatholic Health PartnersCincinnati, OhioDear Dr. Gallagher,The fourth edition of the USCCB's Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care ... discuss

In yesterday's Bucks County Courier Times, a self-identified non-religious individual asked us to imagine ourselves incapacitated and our resultant vulnerability to abuse:"Imagine that you are lying o ... discuss

Over the years, Our Sunday Visitor has brought to light gaping chasms between Catholic medical ethics and situations in "Catholic" hospitals.Difficult to believe, but March 31st marks the eighth anni ... discuss

The desert is not a dwelling place; it is only a path, a road on which one comes to know the merciful love of God. Everyone who seeks God must pass along it, since the experience of the desert is clos ... discuss

God Bless Pope Francis....and Pope Benedict"The appearance of a new pope is a noisy affair. The great bells of St. Peter’s follow the white smoke; the cheering crowd of tens of thousands overflow th ... discuss

Here is an infographic goodie for all of us. It is from the USCCB. All you have to do is look and enjoy…   † ... discuss

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has been a longstanding proponent of health care reform.  Yet because the revised HHS mandate would still force employers to pay ... discuss

The HHS mandates are draconian, nullifying conscience protections by forcing employers to pay for sterilizations and abortifacients/contraceptives.  The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCC ... discuss

HHS PROPOSAL FALLS SHORT IN MEETING CHURCH CONCERNS; BISHOPS LOOK FORWARD TO ADDRESSING ISSUES WITH ADMINISTRATIONBishops look forward to finding acceptable solutions to shortcomingsConcerned that fir ... discuss

(Click here for readings)Jesus began speaking in the synagogue, saying:  “Today this Scripture passage is fulfilled in your hearing.”  And all spoke highly of him and were amazed ... discuss

(Click here for readings)Jesus stood up to read and was handed a scroll of the prophet Isaiah.  He unrolled the scroll and found the passage where it was written:  “The spirit of the L ... discuss

Day Nine: Sunday, January 27, 2012Printable version of Day NineIntercession: For repentance, healing and peace, in every heart and every nation.Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory BeReflection:  ... discuss

The Colorado Independent is one of numerous news outlets reporting on the tragic case of Lori Stodghill, her preborn sons, and Denver-based Catholic Health Initiatives.... "Lori Stodghill was 31-years ... discuss

A widely reported item about Denver Colorado-based Catholic Health Initiatives has received some confirmation by Colorado's Catholic bishops."A Catholic hospital in Colorado is arguing in court docum ... discuss

Day Five: Wednesday, January 23, 2012Printable version of Day FiveIntercession: For scientists and pharmaceutical employees who help create and manufacture contraceptive and abortifacient drugs: ... discuss

January 22 is the anniversary of Roe v. Wade and the day established by the Church of penance for abortion, has been formally named as the “Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children. ... discuss

. January 22nd marks the 40th anniversary of Roe v Wade. Pray for the end to legal abortion in the United States. If you are in Manhattan, Timothy Cardinal Dolan will be celebrating the 7 ... discuss

Day One: Saturday, January 19, 2013Printable version of Day OneIntercession: For the mother who awakens each morning with the memory of abortion fresh in her mind: that the Lord may still the ter ... discuss

Monopoly?Six "Catholic" hospitals operate within the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Organizationally, 1) Holy Redeemer stands alone;  2) Mercy Fitzgerald, 3) Mercy Philadelphia, 4) Mercy Subur ... discuss

Bishop Joseph McFadden of Harrisburg, chairman of the Committee on Catholic Education of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has released a report examining the implementation of Blessed ... discuss

I'm linking up with {the awesome and inspiring} Melanie of Only a Breathand the One Word 365 Community.(Thank you, Melanie, for your awesome artwork!)Remember how I said in my New Year's eve post that ... discuss

Monopoly?As you know, six "Catholic" hospitals operate within the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Organizationally, 1) Holy Redeemer stands alone;  2) Mercy Fitzgerald, 3) Mercy Philadelphia, 4 ... discuss

Luke 2:1-14  Think Small(Click here for readings)While they were in Bethlehem, the time came for Mary to have her child, and she gave birth to her firstborn son.  She wrapped him in swaddlin ... discuss

Luke 1:39-45  How Can This Be? (Part II)(Click here for readings)Mary set out and traveled to the hill country in haste to a town of Judah, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted El ... discuss

Greetings:On page A11 of the 12/12/12 Bucks County Courier Times, an ad appeared for St. Mary's maternity services.  Noting "24 OB/GYN specialists" and "high-risk pregnancy management e ... discuss

Your Excellencies:Inarguably, there are hospitals for whom the label "Catholic" seems tantamount to false advertising.  Such mislabeling endangers the physical and spiritual h ... discuss

Your Excellencies:There is at least one hospital within the geographic boundaries of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, for which "Catholic" is a mislabeling that endangers the physical and sp ... discuss

"Government should uphold - and not undermine - those institutions which are custodians of the very values upon which civilization is founded: religion, education and, above all, family." -- Ro ... discuss

"Government should uphold - and not undermine - those institutions which are custodians of the very values upon which civilization is founded: religion, education and, above all, family." -- Ro ... discuss

The U.S. Catholic bishops have launched a pastoral strategy addressing critical life, marriage and religious liberty concerns. The five-part strategy or call to prayer was approved by the bishops in N ... discuss

In my opinion, the USCCB's Ethical and Religious Directives, 5th ed (2009) could have done a superior job of incorporating the truth so beautifully explained by the Vatican, in its ... discuss

Advent is the (roughly) 4 week season before Christmas when Catholic and other Christians commemorate the first coming of Christ and anticipate his second coming.  The first Sunday of Advent ... discuss

image of Christ from Upper South Gallery in Hagia Sophia With the liturgical year at an end, let's check in on what His Holiness has been up to.  Popery There's the new book, but we cov ... discuss

The Weekly Standard reports.  Excerpt: The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has taken a bold stand for religious freedom. In a recent statement, titled “Our First, Most Cheris ... discuss

Brethren, Peace and Good to all of you in Jesus’ Name. In case you were missing it – and sorry I took so long to restate it – the aftermath of President Obama’s reelection has had no effect ... discuss

Your Eminence:I would like to call to your attention Holy Redeemer's Making Your Own Health Care Decisions and its accompanying Advance Directive Form.  These documents fail to specify  ... discuss

[T]he purpose of a system is what it does. This is a basic dictum. It stands for bald fact, which makes a better starting point in seeking understanding than the familiar attributions of good intenti ... discuss

In the wake of the tragic death of Savita Halappanar, various pro-life and Catholic commentators have been claiming that inducing delivery of Savita's child would have an appropriate course of action. ... discuss

Libby Anne, of Love, Joy, Feminism, recently blogged about “How [She] Lost Faith in the ‘Pro-Life’ Movement.” Marc Barnes addresses Libby Anne’s statements in a three-par ... discuss

Cardinal Dolan’s address, which he gave to the General Assembly of the USCCB fall meeting is worth reading. The blogs are already lighting up over it, and many are focusing on the hint that we c ... discuss

On Thursday, October 11, in his motu proprio Porta Fidei (“The Door of Faith”)[*], Pope Benedict XVI officially opened the Year of Faith.  Thursday was chosen because it marked the fiftiet ... discuss

 Source: Associated Press The Novus Ordo Catholic Church has failed.  We have failed in our duty to Almighty God and to country.  We should be utterly ashamed of ourselves.  ... discuss

The re-election of Barack Obama, the most anti-life and anti-family president in US history, is indeed tragic. The truth, however, is that his re-election is but a symptom of a greater evil which exte ... discuss

My heart is as leaden as the grey skies which are blustering and threatening to once again pound our coastline, and I feel like I am attending the funeral of my homeland. So I make moves to comfort my ... discuss

And he may very well. After all, who here really knows his heart? But if he does, I'm sure it won't be because of the budget. CRISIS - We interrupt the presidential campaign to raise this pressing qu ... discuss

Marjorie Dannenfelser, President, Susan B. Anthony List: This new ad from the pro-life SBA List debunks the claim that Planned Parenthood, America's #1 abortion provider, provides mammograms but does ... discuss

Marjorie Dannenfelser, President, Susan B. Anthony List: This new ad from the pro-life SBA List debunks the claim that Planned Parenthood, America's #1 abortion provider, provides mammograms but does ... discuss

Pennsylvania Catholic Bishops Each year on this day the Catholic Church celebrates “All Saints Day.” This solemnity remembers those who have fulfilled their earthly vocation and now enjoy etern ... discuss

This new ad from the pro-life SBA List debunks the claim that Planned Parenthood, America's #1 abortion provider, provides mammograms but does not provide abortions. The ad also hits back on the false ... discuss

Not all voters who hold a pro-life position plan to vote for pro-life candidates for public office in the Nov. 6 election. As in 2008, some pro-life Catholic and evangelical protestant Christians are ... discuss

What does your Confession look like? How are you teaching your children to go through their own Sacraments of Reconciliation as time goes by? What do your habits on this particular sacrament say abo ... discuss

So says Henry Margusity, senior meteorologist with AccuWeather, when talking about Hurricane Sandy. He states: “This could be a disaster of biblical proportions — a multi-billion-dollar disaster ... discuss

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

Silent Day Returns for 2012, 60 Girls Canceled Abortions in 2011 Last year, when thousands of students across the nation participated in the Pro-life Day of Silent Solidarity, 60 girls canceled t ... discuss

From the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:WASHINGTON—A Mass and Pilgrimage for Life and Liberty at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington is slate ... discuss

Gary Bauer, Contributing Author: The health care reform law known as Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, is Barack Obama's signature first-term accomplishment. Given the si ... discuss

Biden lies, and the Catholic Church calls a lie a lie. This is not a fact. The HHS mandate contains a narrow, four-part exemption for certain “religious employers.” That exemption was made final i ... discuss

Joe Biden: “Under Law Planned Parenthood Can’t Perform Abortions” Campaigning in Wisconsin, pro-abortion Vice President Joe Biden misled voters today by saying Planned Parenthood, the nation ... discuss

I was surprised at how swiftly the Bishops responded to Biden's lie.  KUDO's to the USCCB on this. The U.S. bishops criticized Vice President Joe Biden for an “inaccurate statement of fact” a ... discuss

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued a statement on Joe Biden's comments during last night's vice presidential debate regarding the HHS mandate.USCCB Responds To Inaccurate Stat ... discuss

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) issued the following statement, October 12. Full text follows:Last night, the following statement was made during the Vice Presidential deb ... discuss

Last night, during the Vice Presidential debate, Vice President Joe Biden made a very interesting comment about the HHS Mandate. The comment he made was patently false. Today the USCCB responded in a ... discuss

Since Cardinal O'Connor left his pulpit in New York's St Patrick's Cathedral, pro-death Catholic politicians have had it relatively easy. He went toe to toe with Mario Cuomo in his infamous statement, ... discuss

Last Sunday, I went to St. Mark's in Catonsville (21228) to participate in the mass with Abp. Lori of Baltimore. I saw him before at the HHS Fortnight for Freedom mass, too, but this time my family wa ... discuss

Given the extent of the sex abuse scandals that rocked the Western world over the last 10-20 years, the Church — and indeed the entire world — has reached a growing awareness of just how d ... discuss

While hoping that the Catholic Campaign for Human Development will actually be reformed, faithful Catholics are right to remain skeptical. Prudence dictates continued withholding of contributions from ... discuss

Jimmy Akin has an update regarding the uses of modified Agnus Dei in the  liturgy. He now has the bulletin from the USCCB himself and he posted (bolding is his): This alteration is effective immedia ... discuss

From the latest USCCB Committee for Divine Worship (BCDW) Newsletter as per Jerry Galipeau. USCCB Administrative Committee Approves Change to Sing to the Lord: Music in Divine Worship In response to a ... discuss

I'm a practicing Catholic.As a Catholic, I'm disgusted by Obama's assault on my faith. I'm disgusted by his war on the First Amendment. Obama is attacking my God-given rights and my freedom.People of ... discuss

Poison, poison everywhere. For the young and for the old. Be sure to catch the excellent Dr. Joel Brind, who had a guest post earlier this week at Jill Stanek's site, titled: New York City's Class I ... discuss

If it weren't for my Journey - one thing I would definitely not have now is my new found love of the Bible, the Word, Scripture, the Gospel - I'm still not sure what the proper terminology is and I fi ... discuss

It's a start anyway.... Good-bye and good riddance to John Carr. Hello to Jonathan J. Reyes. "Gaudeamus igitur, and chill the champagne!"Terrific Appointment at Bishops' Conference ... discuss

When I go to Adoration, it is such a privilege and such a humility. I go there in poverty — unworthy of anything, but willing to be open, because I trust that all God wants of us is our willingn ... discuss

No one has spoken more forcefully and eloquently on the abominable Obama/HHS mandate than Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB),. Speaking t ... discuss

Philosophy?  I’m a Christian and a Democrat, that’s all! —Franklin D. Roosevelt I’m pretty sure most of you have caught the news that John Carr, Executive Director of the Departm ... discuss

Obama Backed Infanticide: Pro-Lifers Had It Right All Along< The title of Ramesh Ponnuru’s excellent post today captures a powerful truth–“Obama and Infanticide: The media still insist on de ... discuss

The HHS mandate associated with the Affordable Care Act nullifies the legal protection of Catholic health care providers to practice in a manner consistent with Catholic teaching on medical ... discuss

  From: jwj Sent: Tuesday, September 04, 2012 Subject: Special Report -- Obama & Abortion Not sure if you get this, so I thought I would pass it on.From: Gary L. Bauer Sent: Tue, ... discuss

One of the reasons I wanted to “reboot” this blog is that I often failed to write about things that truly interested me. This meant that my posts rarely fit the “theme” of the ... discuss

Brothers and sisters: Peace and Good to all of you in Jesus’ Name. We’ve discussed so far the common Tradition the Catholic and the Orthodox Church hold in common, as well as their common “apos ... discuss

One of the reasons I wanted to “reboot” this blog is that I often failed to write about things that truly interested me. This meant that my posts rarely fit the “theme” of the ... discuss

That post I did on the retirement of John Carr and hope for the end of the Progressive stranglehold on the USCCB's social justice committees of various kinds? That was just the beginning of the story ... discuss

from  http://laycatholics.org/2012/09/07/catholic-nun-bears-false-witness-against-catholic-bishops-at-democratic-national-convention-video/She falsely said:“Paul Ryan claims his budget reflects ... discuss




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