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From the Bishops

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

America at the Crossroads: Religious Liberty and the Right to Life

The English philosopher John Stuart Mill once quipped that “the Battle of Marathon, even as an event in British history,... Read more

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From the Bishops

By Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila

Voting as a Catholic in 2016

I have voted in every presidential election since 1972 and I have never experienced an election like this year’s. Both... Read more

From the Bishops

By Bishop James D. Conley

Voting and living as good citizens

This November, American Catholics have the opportunity to shape the direction of our nation, our states, and our local communities... Read more

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From the Bishops

By Bishop James D. Conley

The necessity of music

It was an extraordinary experience to kneel before the Blessed Sacrament at Copacabana Beach in Brazil, at World Youth Day... Read more

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From the Bishops

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

The Vocation to Work: The Dignity of Labor

In 1904, St. Louis, Missouri hosted the 21st World’s Fair. The fair was so big that a visitor would need... Read more

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By Archbishop Charles J. Chaput

Some personal thoughts on the months ahead

My column this week is a collection of personal comments.  Read it as thoughts from a brother in the faith,... Read more

A prayer vigil in Dallas for the injured and killed policemen in a July 8 attack in Dallas.

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By Bishop Edward K. Braxton

Moral leadership in action: All lives really do matter

As a citizen of this country, as a Catholic Priest and Bishop, and as an African-American, I am deeply distressed... Read more

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By Archbishop José H. Gomez

After the latest mass shooting

In the face of the mass murders in Orlando, Florida, this weekend, it is difficult to write. It is complicated... Read more

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From the Bishops

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

Going Dutch with Death: The Question

When the early Dutch settlers arrived in the American colonies, they brought with them a unique piece of architecture that... Read more

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From the Bishops

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

Gender Identity: The New Frontier

On April 19, 2016 the retail store Target announced that it would provide gender neutral bathrooms and also allow men... Read more

From the Bishops

By Bishop James D. Conley

Time for healing, not lamenting

On Friday, May 13, the U.S. Department of Education and Department of Justice issued a joint instruction, which they called... Read more

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From the Bishops

By Archbishop José H. Gomez

Our daily bread

May is Mary’s Month. It is a new moment in the springtime of the year when we reflect on the... Read more

From the Bishops

By Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila

Pope’s invitation to families: Live the Gospel

Two weeks ago I issued a statement saying that I would study Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation, “Amoris Laetitia,” or “The... Read more

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By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

Forever in our Mother’s Heart

In the 19th century, before the age of television, oratory was an extremely popular form of entertainment. During those golden... Read more

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From the Bishops

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

Conscience and the Choice between Heaven and Hell

On April 12, 2016, the Pew Research Center published the results of its survey entitled “Religion in Everyday Life.”  The... Read more

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during his April 20, 2016 general audience.

From the Bishops

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

Pope Francis’ Amoris Laetitia: A Challenging Teaching

In his post-synodal exhortation, Amoris Laetitia, Pope Francis has offered the Church a challenge to reflect more deeply on Christ’s... Read more

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By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

Compassion vs. the Persecution of Believers

History has the uncanny habit of repeating itself.  American writer, historian, and philosopher Will Durant once said, “So the story... Read more

From the Bishops

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

The violence of terrorism and religion

The March 22, 2016 brutal bombings in Brussels’ international airport and metro system killed more than 35 innocent people and... Read more

From the Bishops

By Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila

The Little Sisters’ Holy Week trial

This Lenten Season is going by quickly, and with Easter being so early this year, I want to wish all... Read more

A young refugee rests after having fled from ISIS and arrived in Ankawa in the northern part of Erbil, Iraq.

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By Archbishop José H. Gomez

Stopping the Christian 'genocide'

The story of Christianity is written in the blood of martyrs. It is always striking to me that on the... Read more