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United States Conference Of Catholic Bishops Joins Pope Francis’ Call For Day Of Fasting And Prayer

September 3, 2013

WASHINGTON – U.S. Catholics are being encouraged to join a Day of Fasting and Prayer for Peace in Syria, the Middle East and the World Sept. 7 as the United States government considers its role in the ongoing struggle in Syria. Pope Francis called the world's Catholics to the day of fasting and prayer for peace during an address Sunday, Sept. 1.

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U.S. Bishops Letter to President Obama Regarding Syria

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September 4, 2013

President Barack Obama
The White House
Washington, DC 20270

Mr. President:

As our nation contemplates military action in Syria, we want to assure you and your Administration of our prayers.  We know that the situation in Syria is complex and appreciate the patience and restraint that your Administration has exercised to date.  We affirm your decision to invite public dialogue and Congressional review of any possible military action, and want to contribute to that discussion from our perspective as Catholic pastors and teachers.

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Bishops’ Labor Day Statement, Martin Luther King Jr. Fiftieth Anniversary Rally Highlight Economic I

August 30, 2013

Bishops' Annual Labor Day Statement Highlights Income Inequality; Noted Dr. King: Can't Sit at Lunch Counter If You Can't Afford Burger; Bishops: Need Bold Steps To Achieve Just Economy

WASHINGTON—The U.S. bishops' 2013 Labor Day statement parallels concerns for the economic inequality voiced at the Let Freedom Ring rally on the National Mall August 28. The rally marked the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.

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March on Washington 50th Anniversary: Time To Face Unmet Goals

August 13, 2013

March led to advances in civil rights for minority racial groups; More effort needed for non-violence, dialogue among races; Need to address poverty, joblessness, voting rights, racial inequality

WASHINGTON—The 50th anniversary of the August 28, 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom calls people to address poverty, racism and class inequality, said the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Cultural Diversity.

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U.S. Bishops 2013 Labor Day Statement

Bishop Blaire Calls On Businesses, Churches, Unions, Private Citizens To Reduce Inequality In 2013 Labor Day Statement

August 12, 2013

Cites rampant income inequality in the midst of uneven economic recovery; Urges bold action to create just economy with jobs that provide living wage; Calls for increased minimum wage, immigration reform, end to wage theft

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