- Cardinal Keeler Criticizes Senate Majority Leader Frist's Statement On Embryonic Stem-Cell Research (05-168)
July 29, 2005
Cardinal William H. Keeler, chairman of the U.S. Bishops' Committee for Pro-life Activities, criticized Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist's announcement today that he will support federally funded stem cell research that requires destroying human embryos.
- Bishop Calls For Reform Of 'Morally Unacceptable' Immigration System (05-167)
July 27, 2005
The current U.S. immigration system is "morally unacceptable," according to the chairman of the Migration Committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, who outlined the bishops' recommendations for comprehensive immigration reform in testimony submitted to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
- Father Rutilio J. Del Riego Named San Bernardino Auxiliary (05-166)
July 26, 2005
Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Father Rutilio J. Del Riego, DLP, pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help parish, Riverside, California, as Auxiliary Bishop of San Bernardino.
- Executive Director Named For Bishops' Secretariat For The Church In Latin America (05-165)
July 25, 2005
Father Carlos Quintana Puente was appointed today Executive Director of the Secretariat for the Church in Latin America at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
- Post-Hurricane Assistance For Cuba Urged (05-164)
July 21, 2005
U.S. restrictions on travel and financial remittances to Cuba should be suspended temporarily in the wake of Hurricane Dennis, according the chairman of the bishops' International Policy Committee.
- Bishops Back Major Immigration Reform Proposal (05-163)
July 19, 2005
Bishop Gerald R. Barnes, Chairman of the Committee on Migration, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), expressed support for the McCain-Kennedy bill, "The Secure America and Orderly Immigration Act of 2005."
- Chairman Urges Congressional Support For G8 Debt Cancellation Agreement (05-162)
July 19, 2005
Congressional support for the debt cancellation agreement reached earlier this month at the G8 summit in Scotland will offer hope to some of the world's poorest countries, according to the chairman of the bishops' International Policy Committee.
- Bishop Ricard Speaks On Massacre In Eastern Congo (05-161)
July 15, 2005
In a statement on the recent massacre in Eastern Congo, Bishop John H. Ricard, SSJ, expressed sympathy for the families who have lost loved ones and support for the efforts of the Catholic Bishops in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to bring peace and support to the region.
- Catholic Leaders Urge Funding Levels For Foreign Operations Bill (05-160)
July 14, 2005
As the Senate prepares to consider the State Department and Foreign Operations bill, the Chairman of the Bishops' International Policy Committee and the President of Catholic Relief Services have urged provision of funding levels required to fight global poverty.
- Cardinal Urges Senate to Support Cord Blood Stem Cell Research, Reject Bill Requiring Embryo Destruction (05-159)
July 11, 2005
Cardinal William H. Keeler has urged the U.S. Senate to support legislation fostering umbilical cord blood stem cell research and treatments.
- Bishop Ricard Welcomes Commitments Made At G8 Summit (05-158)
July 11, 2005
Bishop John H. Ricard, Chairman of the Committee on International Policy, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), issued a statement hailing the commitments made last week at the G8 Summit in Scotland.
- USCCB Official Comments On Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Ruling (05-157)
July 8, 2005
Gail Quinn, Executive Director of the Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), issued a statement on today's decision by a federal appeals court in Nebraska which upheld a ruling that the federal Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act is unconstitutional.
- Bishops' Head Expresses Support And Concern In Letter To President Of The Catholic Bishops' Conference Of England And Wales (05-156)
July 7, 2005
In a letter to Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, Spokane Bishop Willliam S. Skylstad, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), expressed "support and concern as the British people experience the results of the terrible bombings which took place in London today."
- USCCB Head Writes President Bush On Supreme Court Vacancy (05-155)
July 6, 2005
Spokane Bishop William S. Skylstad, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), has written to President Bush about "the qualities that I hope you would contemplate" as Mr. Bush considers the appointment of a successor to Justice Sandra Day O'Connor who announced her retirement from the Supreme Court on July 1.