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U.S. Bishops to Meet November 11-14 in Baltimore, Hear Addresses by Cardinal Dolan, Nuncio

October 1, 2013

Bishops will vote for new president, vice-president, chairmen and board members; Votes on Spanish and English liturgical items on agenda; Will also hear proposal for formal statement on pornography

WASHINGTON—The annual fall General Assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will be November 11-14, at the Baltimore Waterfront Marriott Hotel. During the meeting, the bishops will hear addresses by Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, president of USCCB, and Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, apostolic nuncio to the United States.

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U.S. Bishops Urge Congress to Fulfill Role of Government and Meet Basic Needs of People...

October 1, 2013

WASHINGTON—The bishops who chair three committees of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) urged Congress to fulfill the basic role of government and meet the challenges facing the United States at home and abroad. In September 30 letters to the House and Senate, Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, Bishop Stephen E. Blaire of Stockton, California, and Bishop Richard E. Pates of Des Moines, Iowa, cited issues including rampant domestic unemployment and the millions of people displaced by the conflict in Syria.

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Cardinal O’Malley Calls for Compassion, Hope, Action in 2013 Respect Life Month Statement

September 27, 2013

Respect Life Sunday opens year-long program of education, prayer, advocacy; 2013-14 Respect Life Program theme: "Open your hearts to life!"; USCCB Pro-Life chairman: "Share the truth about human life"

WASHINGTON—In a statement marking Respect Life Month, October 2013, Cardinal Seán O’Malley of Boston exhorted Catholics to “engage others and share the truth about human life.” Cardinal O’Malley, chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), addressed various threats to human life and the need to entrust pro-life efforts to prayer.

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Pope Francis: An Exclusive, America Magazine’s Coup

"AN EXTRAORDINARY MOMENT IN JOURNALISM" — USCCB Media Relations Director Sister Mary Ann Walsh blogs about Pope Francis' 12,000-word interview released September 19 in America magazine and other Jesuit publications.

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Catechetical Sunday 2013: "Open the Door of Faith"

This year, the Church will celebrate Catechetical Sunday on September 15, 2013, and will focus on the theme "Open the Door of Faith." Those whom the community has designated to serve as catechists will be called forth to be commissioned for their ministry. Catechetical Sunday is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the role that each person plays, by virtue of Baptism, in handing on the faith and being a witness to the Gospel. Catechetical Sunday is an opportunity for all to rededicate themselves to this mission as a community of faith.

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