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

From the Bishops

Oct 13, 2016

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

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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Voting as a Catholic in 2016

From the Bishops

Oct 10, 2016

By Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila

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

Voting and living as good citizens

From the Bishops

Oct 3, 2016

By Bishop James D. Conley

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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The necessity of music

From the Bishops

Sep 8, 2016

By Bishop James D. Conley

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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The Vocation to Work: The Dignity of Labor

From the Bishops

Sep 1, 2016

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

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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Some personal thoughts on the months ahead

From the Bishops

Aug 12, 2016

By

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.

Moral leadership in action: All lives really do matter

From the Bishops

Jul 26, 2016

By Bishop Edward K. Braxton

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

After the latest mass shooting

From the Bishops

Jun 15, 2016

By Archbishop José H. Gomez

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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Going Dutch with Death: The Question

From the Bishops

Jun 4, 2016

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

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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Gender Identity: The New Frontier

From the Bishops

May 26, 2016

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

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

Time for healing, not lamenting

From the Bishops

May 23, 2016

By Bishop James D. Conley

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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Our daily bread

From the Bishops

May 16, 2016

By Archbishop José H. Gomez

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

Pope’s invitation to families: Live the Gospel

From the Bishops

May 12, 2016

By Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila

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

Forever in our Mother’s Heart

From the Bishops

May 8, 2016

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

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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Conscience and the Choice between Heaven and Hell

From the Bishops

Apr 23, 2016

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

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.

Pope Francis’ Amoris Laetitia: A Challenging Teaching

From the Bishops

Apr 20, 2016

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

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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Compassion vs. the Persecution of Believers

From the Bishops

Apr 7, 2016

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

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

The violence of terrorism and religion

From the Bishops

Mar 31, 2016

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

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

The Little Sisters’ Holy Week trial

From the Bishops

Mar 17, 2016

By Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila

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.

Stopping the Christian 'genocide'

From the Bishops

Mar 15, 2016

By Archbishop José H. Gomez

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