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Election shows need to better present marriage beliefs

Nov 13, 2012 - 03:32 pm .- Bishops and Catholics must work to better deliver the Church's teaching on marriage in light of the recent U.S. elections, said Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York.

Cardinal Dolan calls bishops to conversion at annual meeting

Nov 12, 2012 - 12:12 pm .- The mission of evangelization, which is critical to the calling of every bishop, must begin with penance and interior renewal, said Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, president of the U.S. bishops' conference.

US bishops' meeting to focus on preaching, new media

Nov 8, 2012 - 12:09 pm .- At their upcoming general assembly, the U.S. bishops are slated to discuss the issues of how to preach more effectively, the use of new technology for evangelization, and the state of the economy.

US bishops urge Catholic participation in Respect Life Month

Sep 27, 2012 - 12:04 am .- The U.S. bishops' chairman on pro-life issues invited Catholics to commemorate the forty-first annual Respect Life Month through prayer, education and advocacy.

US bishops tap Denver Catholic Charities CEO as justice department head

Sep 17, 2012 - 03:10 pm .- President and CEO of Denver Catholic Charities, Dr. Jonathan Reyes, is honored to accept his new role as executive director of the U.S. bishops' Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development.

Catholics for Choice argues religious freedom only applies to private actions

Sep 6, 2012 - 12:40 am .- A dissenting Catholic group believes that the First Amendment protection of religious freedom applies to personal decisions but does not allow people to apply their beliefs to every area of their lives.

US bishops urge cooperative effort to renew economy

Aug 15, 2012 - 12:03 am .- The U.S. bishops' point man on domestic justice issues has called for an economic renewal that places “working people and their families at the center of economic life.”

Pope's support for Knights shows religious freedom not partisan

Aug 7, 2012 - 04:08 am .- Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore believes that Pope Benedict's praise for the Knights of Columbus' efforts to defend religious freedom shows that the issue is broader than the confines of American politics.

Supporters say 'partisan' charge misses point of bishops' efforts

Jul 10, 2012 - 04:05 am .- Critics who accuse the U.S. bishops of “partisanship” have misunderstood their motives by viewing religious questions in secular terms, supporters of the Catholic hierarchy say.

US bishops urge Congress to 'fix' problems in health care law

Jun 28, 2012 - 05:03 pm .- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has renewed its call for Congress to correct problems within the 2010 health care law, now that the legislation has been upheld by the nation’s highest court.

Bishops say HHS lawsuits represent broad Catholic interest

May 23, 2012 - 04:18 pm .- Bishops nationwide have voiced support for a wave of recent lawsuits against the federal contraception mandate, explaining that the dioceses that did not take legal action are represented by those that did.

Bishops publish blessing for unborn child

May 11, 2012 - 12:36 am .- Ahead of Mother’s Day, the U.S. bishops’ conference has published a prayer to bless an unborn child, the child’s pregnant mother, the child’s father and the child’s family.

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