Supreme Court Decision on Marriage “A Tragic Error” says President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference

June 26, 2015 by  
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USCCB – June 26, 2015 WASHINGTON—The U.S. Supreme Court decision, June 26, interpreting the U.S. Constitution to require all states to license and recognize same-sex “marriage” “is a tragic error that harms the common good and most vulnerable among us,” said Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic […]

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Good Steward Newsletter – June 2014

Stewards of Freedom, Servants of God Something especially powerful is expressed in the famous saying of St. Thomas More, “I die the king’s faithful servant, but God’s first.” Most of us know the story of St. Thomas’ martyrdom. He was executed because he opposed King Henry VIII’s decision to divorce his wife and, in the […]

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Religious Freedom, Life, Conscientious Objection, and Human Trafficking

March 27, 2014 by  
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Vatican Information Service – March 27, 2014 Vatican City, 27 March 2014 (VIS) – This morning Barack H. Obama, president of the United States of America, was received in audience by Pope Francis, after which he met with Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin and Archbishop Dominique Mamberti, secretary for Relations with States. During the […]

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Catholic Principles and American Renewal

January 31, 2014 by  
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The Tidings – Archbishop José H. Gomez – January 31, 2014 This is the time of year when our political leaders give their assessments about where we stand or the “state of things.” Last week, Governor Brown delivered his “state of the state” report for California. And as I write, President Obama is preparing to […]

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Cardinal Dolan Urges Bishops to Make Religious Freedom a Priority

November 11, 2013 by  
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Catholic News Service – By Dennis Sadowski – November 11, 2013 BALTIMORE (CNS) — New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan called upon his brother bishops to champion the cause of people around the world being persecuted because of their faith even as the bishops continue to prevent what he described as infringements upon religious practice […]

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Good Steward Newsletter – November 2013

The Church Continues to Fight the HHS Mandate The Affordable Healthcare Act (aka Obamacare) is in the news again, and once again the Catholic Church is caught on the horns of a dilemma not of its own making. The dilemma is that, on the one hand, we Catholics wholeheartedly affirm the need for affordable healthcare […]

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Bishop Highlights Link between Religious Liberty, Natural Law

August 28, 2013 by  
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Catholic News Agency – By Adelaide Mena – August 28, 2013 Arlington, Va., Aug 28, 2013 / (CNA/EWTN News) – Bishop Robert C. Morlino of Madison, Wis., implored Catholics to speak up for religious freedom and for truth after explaining the link between the two at a lecture in Arlington, Va., on Aug. 23. “Freedom […]

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New Saints for a New World of Faith

August 6, 2013 by  
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The Tidings – Archbishop José H. Gomez – August 2, 2013 The following is adapted from an address Archbishop Gomez delivered to the annual Prayer Breakfast sponsored by the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston on July 26. I have three basic points that I want to talk with you about. The first is this: America was founded […]

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Fortnight For Freedom

June 21, 2013 by  
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Cardinal Timothy Dolan – June 20, 2013 Standing in New York Harbor, the Statue of Liberty is one of our most beloved landmarks, both as New Yorkers and as Americans. So many of our ancestors fondly recalled seeing Lady Liberty, their first vision of a new homeland. Many of them told the story of seeing […]

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Second Fortnight for Freedom to Highlight Marriage, Mandate

Catholic News Agency – By Carl Bunderson – May 14, 2013 Washington D.C., May 14, 2013 / (CNA/EWTN News) – The U.S. bishops’ conference has announced a second Fortnight for Freedom, scheduled for the two weeks leading up to Independence Day, to raise awareness and support for the right to religious liberty. “The need for […]

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