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Synod, evangelization discussed at bishops' meeting

Nov 11, 2013 - 08:48 pm .- During the first day of their fall meeting in Baltimore, the U.S. bishops discussed themes and priorities for their work as a whole, including evangelization, the family and Catholic education.  

Defend persecuted Christians, Cardinal Dolan urges bishops

Nov 11, 2013 - 11:11 am .- Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, president of the U.S. bishops’ conference, urged his fellow bishops to be advocates of Christians persecuted for their faith around the world, encouraging prayers as well as action on their behalf.

Pornography, liturgy among topics at upcoming bishops' meeting

Nov 7, 2013 - 02:24 am .- When bishops from across the country gather in Baltimore next week, they will consider issuing a formal statement on pornography and discuss a Spanish translation of Mass prayers, among other issues.

US bishops name religious freedom advocate as president's spokeswoman

Apr 30, 2013 - 04:22 pm .- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has hired religious liberty attorney and mother of six Kim Daniels as spokesperson for conference president Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan.

Pope's resignation invokes sadness, gratitude from US bishops

Feb 11, 2013 - 10:01 am .- The U.S. bishops voiced sorrow over the news of Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation, as well as appreciation for his eight years of leadership and service to the Church.

Bishops building movement for life, marriage and religious freedom

Dec 7, 2012 - 12:21 am .- The U.S. bishops have announced a five-part pastoral strategy that is aimed at creating a movement dedicated to penance and prayer for a renewed culture of life, marriage and religious freedom.

US bishops say homilies should invite Catholics to conversion

Nov 14, 2012 - 06:04 pm .- Sunday homilies should promote repentance, instill a sense of mission and lead Catholics to grow in understanding their faith, the U.S. bishops said in a new document on preaching.

Bishops nix economy statement; approve preaching, confession documents

Nov 14, 2012 - 03:55 am .- Although they shelved a strongly debated statement on the economy, the U.S. bishops’ approved moving ahead with the reorganization of their communications department, and the publication of documents on preaching and confession.

Bishops choose new committee heads, treasurer-elect

Nov 13, 2012 - 10:44 am .- The United States Catholic bishops have elected Bishop Kevin J. Farrell of Dallas as their new treasurer-elect, as well as the chairman of their Committee on Budget and Finance.

Church cannot live with contraception mandate, bishops say

Nov 12, 2012 - 03:54 pm .- In the aftermath of the Nov. 6 elections, the U.S. bishops stressed that they will push ahead with defending religious liberty from the Obama administration’s contraception mandate, which cannot be lived with as it stands.

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.

Catechism's benefits explained for Year of Faith

Nov 1, 2012 - 09:49 am .- To encourage believers during the Year of Faith, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has released a reflection on the Catechism as a faith resource that is universal in nature, as well as a call to prayer.

New American Bible to be revised into single translation

Jun 19, 2012 - 01:56 pm .- The U.S. bishops have announced a plan to revise the New Testament of the New American Bible so a single version can be used for individual prayer, catechesis and liturgy.

Calif. bishop says defense of marriage encounters challenges, hope

Jun 19, 2012 - 12:07 pm .- Bishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of Oakland, Calif., emphasized that the U.S. bishops' ongoing efforts to defend marriage are critical in the face of continuing cultural and legal threats.

Bishops consider revamping their communications model

Jun 15, 2012 - 10:54 am .- Bishop John C. Wester of Salt Lake City encouraged his fellow bishops to make use of new communications methods in proclaiming the unchanging truths of the Catholic faith.

Report finds success, urges continued vigilance in sex abuse prevention

Jun 14, 2012 - 04:35 pm .- The Catholic Church in the U.S. has made significant improvements in preventing and addressing clergy sexual abuse and should continue its work to increase transparency, trust and accountability, according to a new report.

Bishops briefed on religious liberty efforts, prepare for 'difficult road'

Jun 13, 2012 - 05:55 pm .- Speakers at the U.S. bishops’ meeting in Atlanta, Ga. emphasized the importance of continuing efforts to defend religious freedom through various cultural, legal and educational approaches.

Cardinal Dolan's arrival on Twitter draws thousands

May 17, 2012 - 02:08 am .- Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York debuted on Twitter last week, adapting his engaging, humorous style to the popular microblogging site and quickly becoming the third most followed cardinal.

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