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Creation and the future of marriage

From the Bishops

Jul 2, 2015

By Archbishop José H. Gomez

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to re-define the nation’s marriage laws to include same-sex couples is no surprise.   Obergefell... Read more

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Keep these truths in mind when considering the gay marriage ruling

From the Bishops

Jun 30, 2015

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

Editor's note: This post has been adapted from Bishop Arthus Serratelli's June 26 pastoral letter to the Diocese of Paterson.... Read more

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'Laudato Si': The Pope and the Court of the Gentiles

From the Bishops

Jun 23, 2015

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

Even before the June 18, 2015 publication of Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment (Laudato Si’), the media delighted in... Read more

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What 'renewing the Church' really requires

From the Bishops

Jun 12, 2015

By Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M., Cap.

Editor's note: The Archbishop’s following remarks, published by the Pontifical Council for the Laity, are a condensed and adapted version... Read more

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Ireland’s Gay Marriage Vote: A Wake-up Call

From the Bishops

Jun 2, 2015

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

Media headlines throughout the world have been trumpeting Ireland’s recent acceptance of same-sex “marriage” as the coming of age of... Read more

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What one bishop has to say about Nebraska's death penalty repeal

From the Bishops

Jun 1, 2015

By Bishop James D. Conley

Nebraska’s Catholic bishops were proud to support LB268, which definitively repealed our state’s death penalty. For months, we worked with... Read more

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Same-Sex Unions: Uncertain Court vs Certain Pope

From the Bishops

May 19, 2015

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

For the last 10 years, polls have indicated a steady increase in support of same-sex unions. In fact, The Wall... Read more

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Is the legal system ready for all the acrimony over matrimony?

From the Bishops

May 7, 2015

By Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz

As president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, it is my personal responsibility and civic duty to speak... Read more

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The death penalty is morally obsolete

From the Bishops

Apr 13, 2015

By Archbishop Paul S. Coakley

In April, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case out of Oklahoma (Glossip v. Gross) that challenges... Read more

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From Cultural to Convicted Christian: Today’s Challenge

From the Bishops

Apr 9, 2015

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

When Pope Leo III placed a crown on the head of Charlemagne on Christmas day in 800 A.D., the Holy... Read more

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Preach from the Rooftops: 'Evangelium Vitae' at Twenty

From the Bishops

Mar 25, 2015

By Bishop James D. Conley

We cannot address the unraveling of our culture without addressing the consequences of contraception and abortion. We must rightly understand... Read more

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It is time to end the death penalty

From the Bishops

Mar 23, 2015

By Archbishop José H. Gomez

It is time for our country to put an end to the death penalty. There is a case pending right... Read more

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So, your pastor is being transferred

From the Bishops

Mar 10, 2015

By Bishop Thomas J. Tobin

So, you just learned that your pastor is being transferred. How do you react? For some Catholics, even regular church-going... Read more

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The search for wisdom and Christ

From the Bishops

Feb 16, 2015

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

Benjamin Franklin holds the great distinction of being not only one of America’s founding fathers, but also one of her... Read more

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Why Suffering?

From the Bishops

Feb 5, 2015

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

Nestled in the foothills of the Pyrenees in southwestern France is the small town of Lourdes. Its population of 15,000... Read more

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Eight Hundred Years of Prayer: Lawyers, Faith, and the Common Good

From the Bishops

Jan 29, 2015

By Bishop James D. Conley

The Catholic tradition of the Red Mass dates back to the year 1245, when the Bishop of Paris brought together... Read more

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The 'Throwaway Culture' Has Arrived at Our Doorstep

From the Bishops

Jan 22, 2015

By Bishop Thomas J. Tobin

Pope Francis has frequently used the phrase “throwaway culture” to lament the very casual way in which we dispose of... Read more

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America's Next Saint, St. Junípero Serra

From the Bishops

Jan 22, 2015

By Archbishop José H. Gomez

America’s next saint will be the man who evangelized California and is associated with the beginnings of Los Angeles.Pope Francis... Read more

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The Paris Attack against Charlie Hebdo and Freedom of Speech

From the Bishops

Jan 21, 2015

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

Oxford University Press has a long and distinguished history. From its humble birth in 1480 when it began to publish... Read more

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Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide: Death to Compassion

From the Bishops

Jan 13, 2015

By Bishop Arthur Serratelli

In 1993, Oregon’s present governor, John Kitzhaber - then a state senator and a doctor - worked hard to make... Read more