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Protecting God’s Children Requirements

This article was published in the bulletin for the weekend of July 15-16.

The month of July starts the tightening of the belt in protecting God’s children in our diocese and throughout the United States. This is all part of the promise the bishops have made to the faithful for accountability, transparency and in making a difference in the safety of our children. The Bishops now ask us to do our part in making the Church the safest place on earth, as it should be. Continue reading


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US Bishops Call for Prayer as Supreme Court Decides to Hear Little Sisters’ Case

Washington, November 09, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Friday that it will take up all seven pending cases challenging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) mandate to cover contraception, sterilization, and abortifacients. These cases include dozens of religious schools, universities, and charities, including the Little Sisters of the Poor, who run nursing homes across the country for the elderly poor.  …

http://www.zenit.org/en/articles/us-bishops-call-for-prayer-as-supreme-court-decides-to-hear-little-sisters-case?utm_campaign=dailyhtml&utm_content=%5BZE151109%5D%20The%20world%20seen%20from%20Rome&utm_medium=email&utm_source=dispatch&utm_term=Image


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US Bishops Respond to Planned Parenthood Videos

Washington, D.C., July 30, 2015     

The Center for Medical Progress released today its fourth video exposing Planned Parenthood’s use of fetal tissue, with the results of its investigation attracting growing national and international attention.

On Wednesday, the chairman of the US bishops’ Committee…

http://www.zenit.org/en/articles/us-bishops-respond-to-planned-parenthood-videos?utm_campaign=dailyhtml&utm_medium=email&utm_source=dispatch


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3 Recognized by US Bishops as ‘People of Life’

Washington, D.C., July 29, 2015     

A nurse, a chastity educator, and the retired director of the bishops’ national grassroots organization received the 2015 People of Life Award for lifetime commitment to the pro-life movement, July 27, during the annual Diocesan Pro-Life Leadership Conference in Kansas City, Kansas.

Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston, chair of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), presented the awards to Nancy Valko, Molly Kelly, and Michael Taylor. Over 120 diocesan, state and national Catholic pro-life leaders and guests from across the country attended…

http://www.zenit.org/en/articles/3-recognized-by-us-bishops-as-people-of-life?utm_campaign=dailyhtml&utm_medium=email&utm_source=dispatch