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Interreligious Leaders Support Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process to Secretary Kerry, Congress Leader

July 26, 2013

WASHINGTON—In a July 26 letter to Secretary of State John Kerry, 30 Jewish, Christian and Muslim religious leaders, including three Catholic bishops, voiced "strong support for his determined initiative for Israeli-Palestinian peace." In letters to the leadership of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the House Foreign Affairs Committee, the leaders called on Congress "to support Secretary Kerry's continuing urgent efforts for peace."

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Bishops Blaire, Pates Offer Moral Framework For U.S. Trade Agreements To Trade Representative

July 19, 2013

WASHINGTON—When entering trade agreements, the United States should support principles that "defend human life and dignity, protect the environment and public health, and promote justice and peace in our world," wrote the bishops who oversee the justice and peace committees of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) in a letter to new United States Trade Representative Michael Froman.

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Pope Francis’s First Encyclical Emphasizes Life-Changing Faith

July 5, 2013

'Lumen Fidei' says faith like a light illuminating all of human existence; Faith lets us see like Jesus, pope says; Faith not for the fainthearted, says Pope Francis

WASHINGTON—"Lumen Fidei" ("The Light of Faith"), the first encyclical of Pope Francis, says that faith is like a light illuminating all of human existence.

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HHS Final Rule Still Requires Action In Congress, By Courts, Says Cardinal Dolan

July 3, 2013

Rule still divides Church between houses of worship, ministries of service; Questions remain for 'accommodated' employers, more analysis needed; Rule still ignores rights of individuals and business owners

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' final rule on its mandate that requires employee health insurance for contraceptives, including abortion-causing drugs, and female sterilization does not appear, on first analysis, to eliminate "the need to continue defending our rights in Congress and the courts," Cardinal Timothy Dolan ofNew York said July 3.

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Vietnamese Conference of Catholic Bishops offered Our Lady of Lava Statues for Federation

Vietnamese Conference of Catholic Bishops offered Our Lady of Lava Statues for Federation

Most Rev. Joseph Linh Nguyen, Vice President of VCCB; Fr Peter Son Vo, General Secretary of Federation, Most Rev. Francis Xavier Hong Le, Archbishop of Hue.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Archbishop Peter Nhon Van Nguyen, President of Vietnamese Conference of Catholic Bishops and Bishop Joseph Linh Nguyen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fr Andre Spegne, Secretary of Archbishop Leopoldo Girelli, Nuncio to Vietnam; Cardinal John the Baptist Minh Man Pham, Archbishop of Sai Gon;  Fr Peter Son Vo.

 

 

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