Daily Archives: November 20, 2009

U.S. bishops disappointed in abortion-funding provisions in Senate health care bill

In a letter just released at 6 p.m. today, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has urged the Senate to make essential changes in its health care reform bill in order to keep in place federal law on abortion funding and … Continue reading

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Catholic Charities USA opens centennial celebration

From now through September, Catholic Charities USA will be celebrating its 100th anniversary. Against the backdrop of the U.S. Capitol, the celebration opened Nov. 19 with a reception for 300 people at the Newseum, one of Washington’s newest and most … Continue reading

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St. Damien: A model for public servants

When Congressional leaders, ambassadors and others gathered in a U.S. Senate hearing room to honor St. Damien de Veuster Nov. 19, Honolulu Bishop Larry Silva compared the work of the Belgian-born saint to that of public servants. Bishop Silva noted that … Continue reading

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