- Vatican Appoints U.S. Delegates To October Synod On Scripture
February 26, 2008
WASHINGTON – Cardinal Francis George of Chicago, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), Bishop Gerald Kicanas of Tucson, USCCB vice president, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Houston and Archbishop Donald Wuerl of Washington, have been appointed members of Twelvth World Synod of Bishops.
- Pope Accepts Resignation Of Lansing Bishop Mengeling, Names Detroit Auxiliary Bishop Earl Boyea To Succeed Him
February 27, 2008
WASHINGTON—Pope Benedict XVI has accepted the resignation of Bishop Carl F. Mengeling, 77, as bishop of Lansing, Michigan, and named Bishop Earl A. Boyea, 56, auxiliary bishop of Detroit, to succeed him.
- U.S. Bishops' Justice For Immigrants Campaign Hires New Director
February 22, 2008
WASHINGTON – The Justice for Immigrants Campaign of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) named Antonio B. Cube Jr. as its new national director.
- Catholic Relief Services Collection Funds Assistance To Iraqi Refugees
February 19, 2008
WASHINGTON–The 2008 Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Collection, which provides core funding for six U.S. Catholic agencies, is slated for the weekend of March 1-2.
- U.S., Canadian And Latin American Bishops Meet On Long Island To Reflect On Aparecida's Final Document And Continental Mission
February 14, 2008
HUNTINGTON, NY- Bishops from the United States, Canada and Latin America and the Caribbean met February 11-13 on Long Island, to reflect upon the event the Final Document and the continental mission launched by the Fifth General Conference of the Latin America and the Caribbean Episcopal Council, which took place in Aparecida, Brazil, May 13 - 31, 2007.
- U.S. Bishops Respond To Anti-Immigrant Tax Provision, Raids
February 14, 2008
WASHINGTON - Bishop John Wester of Salt Lake City, Chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Committee on Migration, and Bishop Jaime Soto, coadjutor bishop of Sacramento and Chairman of Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC) sent a letter February 11 to the Secretary of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff, and undersecretary, Julie Myers, expressing concern regarding Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE's) intensified enforcement activities and the protocols followed for such actions.
- Papal Visit Media Advisory 2
February 14, 2008
Applications for media credentials for Pope Benedict XVI's visit to the U.S. April 15-20, are available online at http://www.uspapalvisit.org/mediakit/index.htm; access is at Media Credentials. Application deadline is Feb. 21.
- Book On Priest Identity Published By USCCB'S Father David Toups
February 11, 2008
WASHINGTON-Father David L. Toups, associate director at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Secretariat of Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations, has published a book on priests' identity amidst the contemporary crises that affect ministry today.
- Response To The Publication Of Pope Benedict XVI's Revision Of The 1962 Good Friday Prayer For The Jewish People
February 6, 2008
WASHINGTON – "The Holy Father has heard with appreciation the concerns of the Jewish community that the prayers of Good Friday should reflect the relationship between Jews and the Church put forward in Nostra Aetate, and implemented by the late Pope John Paul II.
- For Valentine's, Do Something Special "For Your Marriage"
February 5, 2008
WASHINGTON—This Valentine's Day, skip the candy and flowers… better yet, this year give your spouse or significant other a little something extra. Log on to www.foryourmarriage.org for tips and tools to deal with common issues faced by married and engaged couples and those in serious relationships.
- Jewish, Christian And Muslim Religious Leaders Support U.S. Leadership For Peace; Call For Comprehensive Ceasefire
February 4, 2008
WASHINGTON - -In a letter to President Bush supporting his pledge to provide active U.S. leadership for Israeli-Palestinian peace in 2008, American Jewish, Christian and Muslim religious leaders, including heads of more than 20 national organizations, are advocating "urgent U.S. engagement to achieve an effective comprehensive ceasefire covering Israel, the West Bank and Gaza, and other simultaneous steps by Israel and the Palestinian Authority to improve conditions on the ground and restore people's hopes that a peace agreement is possible."
- Conferencia De Obispos Ofrece Recursos Multimedia Para Cuaresma Accesibles En La Red
February 3, 2008
WASHINGTON—The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is offering a variety of multimedia resources to help Catholics reflect during the 2008 season of Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday, February 6.