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DiNardo, Gómez elected new heads of US bishops

BALTIMORE, Md. (CNA/EWTN News) – The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on Tuesday elected Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston as its president, and Archbishop Jose Gómez of Los Angeles vice-president. Cardinal DiNardo has served as conference vice-president since 2013. He was elected president at the bishops’ fall assembly Nov. 15 in Baltimore, and will serve a three-year term. The …

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Papal nuncio to US bishops: mercy will heal wounds of division

BALTIMORE, Md. (CNA/EWTN News) – The Church needs to “be on the move” to bring Christ to young people in an ever-changing world, Pope Francis’ representative to the U.S. told bishops on Monday. “Mercy is what this country needs to heal the wounds of division after a polarizing campaign,” Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the new Apostolic Nuncio to the U.S., stated …

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USCCB Chairmen Respond to Administration’s New Guidance Letter on Title IX Application

WASHINGTON—Two Committee chairmen of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) issued the following statement in response to guidance issued May 13 by the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Education entitled “Dear Colleague Letter on Transgender Students”: The Catholic Church consistently affirms the inherent dignity of each and every human person and advocates for the wellbeing …

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Ash Wednesday Collection for the Church in Central and Eastern Europe

On Ash Wednesday (Feb. 10), our diocese will take up the Collection for the Church in Central and Eastern Europe (CCEE). Many living in Central and Eastern Europe are still suffering the effects of living under communism. Grants funded by this collection are a source of hope to restore the Church and build the future in these areas. The collection for …

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Cardinal O’Malley: Planned Parenthood’s Work Reflects ‘Throwaway Culture’ Decried By Pope Francis

WASHINGTON—Cardinal Seán O’Malley, OFM Cap., archbishop of Boston and chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), responded, July 29, to recent videos showing leaders from Planned Parenthood discussing the provision of fetal organs, tissues, and body parts from their abortion clinics. Full text of Cardinal O’Malley’s statement follows: Pope Francis has called …

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USCCB Statement on Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter Laudato Si’

Statement on the Occasion of the Promulgation of Laudato Si’ Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz Archbishop of Louisville, Kentucky President, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops  Read the Encyclical Letter>>> With an open heart and gratitude I, along with my brother bishops in the United States, welcome Laudato Si’. In this beautiful and extensive treatment on care for our common home, …

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Special Collection for Nepal Earthquake Victims May 9-10

In union with Pope Francis and his brother bishops in the United States, Bishop Joseph E. Strickland is asking parishioners in the Diocese of Tyler to respond to the needs of the people of Nepal who have been affected by the devastating earthquake that struck that country in late April. Bishop Strickland has authorized a special collection to be taken up at all Masses …

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Nine Days for Life Begins Across Diocese of Tyler

On January 22 our nation will mark the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that made abortion legal throughout the U.S. Since that tragic decision, more than 56 million children’s lives have been lost to abortion, and many suffer that loss — often in silence. Join the Diocese of Tyler and millions of Catholics across the country …

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