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People receive first-aid after a car accident ran into a crowd of protesters in Charlottesville,

People receive first-aid after a car accident ran into a crowd of protesters in Charlottesville

US Bishops condemn Virginia violence

13/08/2017 10:55

Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has issued a statement in response to the violent protests in Charlottesville, Va., that has left one person dead and at least 19 injured.

 

Salvadorans commemorate the anniversary of Archbishop Romero's assassination

Salvadorans participate in a procession on March 24th 2017 to commemorate the anniversary of Archbishop Oscar Romero's assassination

Centenary of Romero's birth celebrated in Southwark

11/08/2017 14:11

London's Southwark cathedral is holding a Mass to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Archbishop Oscar Romero, assassinated in March 1980 for speaking out on behalf of the poor and oppressed under his country's military dictatorship

A section of the fence that marks the border between the U.S. and Mexico

A section of the fence that marks the border between the U.S. and Mexico. On Wednesday, Bishop Joe Vasquez of Austin, Texas, expressed his opposition to newly proposed immigration legislation that would lower the number of migrants allowed to enter the United States.

US Bishop opposes proposed immigration legislation

03/08/2017 15:03

The Chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Migration, Bishop Joe S. Vásquez of Austin, has expressed his opposition to newly proposed legislation on immigration.

 

Leaders of the Knights of Columbus at their Supreme Convention

Leaders of the Knights of Columbus at their Supreme Convention.

Pope sends greetings to Knights of Columbus

03/08/2017 13:47

Pope Francis has sent greetings to the Knights of Columbus on the occasion of their 135th Supreme Convention, which concludes on Thursday in St Louis.

 

Mass is celebrated in a damaged Church in Haiti (file photo)

Mass is celebrated in a damaged Church in Haiti (file photo). On Monday, the USCCB announced it had awarded grants of almost two million dollars for continued reconstruction in Haiti, as well as almost four million dollars for pastoral work in Latin America and the Caribbean.

USCCB funding for pastoral projects in Latin America, Haiti

01/08/2017 10:37

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Subcommittee on the Church in Latin America awarded nearly $6 million in grants to support pastoral work in Latin America and the Caribbean

A homeless heroin addict in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia.

A homeless heroin addict in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia.

Church expert on gravity of US’s worst-ever drug addiction crisis

25/07/2017 16:29

Father John Stabeno, one of the U.S. Catholic Church’s leading experts on drug abuse, said the nation’s opioid drugs epidemic is killing more Americans than those who died during the Vietnam War and much more needs to be done to confront this growing crisis.   

The USCCB has urged the Senate  to oppose any effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act without a concurrent replacement plan that protects poor and vu

The USCCB has urged the Senate to oppose any effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act without a concurrent replacement plan that protects poor and vulnerable people.

US Bishops urge Senate not to repeal ACA without replacement plan

22/07/2017 14:53

American Bishops have urged Senate members to oppose any effort to repeal Obama’s Affordable Care Act without a concurrent replacement plan that protects poor and vulnerable people, including immigrants, safeguards the unborn, and supports conscience rights.

 

Martina Insuriaga greets her husband Leonel Insuriaga in the Rio Grande riverbed, June 24, 2017 (AP)

In this Saturday, June 24, 2017 photo, Martina Insuriaga greets her husband Leonel Insuriaga in the Rio Grande riverbed on the Mexico and U.S. border. (Rudy Gutierrez/The El Paso Times via AP)

Border Bishop sends Pastoral Letter on Migration

22/07/2017 10:07

Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso, Texas, has issued a new pastoral letter to his flock on the issue of migration