Monthly Archives: November 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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‘A question worth pondering’

Even though it was published about a month ago, a column by Father Mark Goldasich, editor of  The Leaven, newspaper of the Archdiocese of Kansas City, Kan., is still worth a read. He dedicated his Oct. 23 column “Mark My Words” to a reflection … Continue reading

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Text of Cardinal George’s address to bishops

Here, posted this morning on the USCCB Web site, is the text of Cardinal Francis E. George’s presidential address opening the U.S. bishops’ fall general meeting yesterday.

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No liveblog today

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we won’t be able to liveblog today’s sessions of the general meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops as we did yesterday. For minute-to-minute updates from the floor of the meeting in Baltimore, check out … Continue reading

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Tastykakes never tasted so good

You may recall reading about the friendly World Series wager between the archbishops of New York and Philadelphia — some Tastykakes to New York if Philadelphia lost the series; some New York bagels to Philly if the Yankees lost. (Who … Continue reading

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