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WATCH: Bishops Celebrate Mass on the Border, Pray for Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 04/01/2014 - 10:54am | Type: Blog

Today, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' will hold a border mass in Nogales, Ariz., at noon eastern time. Today, the United States Conference of Catholic Bis ...

Catholics, Evangelicals Press GOP On Immigration
Originally Posted: 03/13/2014 - 2:23pm | Type: Press

March 13, 2014 Sojo in the News Donna Cassata ...

Catholic, Evangelical Leaders Release Letter To Congress On Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 03/05/2014 - 2:56pm | Type: Press

March 5, 2014 Sojo in the News Francesca Norsen Tate ...

Immigration Reform News 2014: Religious Leaders Join Together To Pressure Republicans To Pass Reform Bill
Originally Posted: 02/28/2014 - 4:01pm | Type: Press

February 28, 2014 Sojo in the News Selena Hill ...

Utah's Bishop Wester Joins Other Catholics, Evangelicals In Immigration Push
Originally Posted: 02/28/2014 - 12:29pm | Type: Press

February 26, 2014 Sojo in the News Peggy Flatcher Stack ...

Catholic, Evangelicals Team Up Against House GOP On Immigration
Originally Posted: 02/28/2014 - 12:22pm | Type: Press

February 26, 2014 Sojo in the News Suzanne Gamboa ...

Christian Tag Team Pushes Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 02/27/2014 - 5:41pm | Type: Press

February 27, 2014 Sojo in the News Catholic News Service ...

Pass Immigration Reform This Year, Catholic And Evangelical Leaders Ask Congress
Originally Posted: 02/27/2014 - 5:37pm | Type: Press

February 27, 2014 Sojo in the News Napp Nazworth ...

Respond, But How? What We're Missing On Syria
Originally Posted: 09/05/2013 - 1:28pm | Type: Blog

The jump we often make from just causes and moral cases to military actions reveals our dependence on old habits of war as our only response to conflict and injustice. It also reveals our lack of imagination f ...

The Cardinal on Colbert: Dolan Does Comedy Central
Originally Posted: 09/05/2013 - 9:02am | Type: Blog

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and the most famous funny man in the American hierarchy, went on The Colbert Report Tuesday night to trade ...

Immigrants Are Us
Originally Posted: 08/14/2013 - 4:19pm | Type: Blog

More than any other organized religion in the United States, the Catholic Church is an immigrant church that has grown with the nation, welcoming successive generations of immigrants who have helped build our ...

Donations Recover at Controversial Catholic Charity
Originally Posted: 07/01/2013 - 10:17am | Type: Blog

Fundraising for the flagship anti-poverty program of the U.S. Catholic bishops is slowly recovering after being battered by the recession and sharp attacks on its mission. Fundrai ...

Will Former Palin Adviser Help or Hurt Bishops’ Media Woes?
Originally Posted: 04/29/2013 - 6:05pm | Type: Blog

A former adviser to Sarah Palin and an attorney with a long record of advocating conservative causes, will become the first spokeswoman for the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the USCCB a ...

Meet the ‘Catholic NRA’
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 5:21pm | Type: Blog

Among the Catholic faithful, not everyone supports gun control measures. Call them the NRA Catholics. As the Senate takes up a heated debate over gun control and background checks ...

An American Pope?
Originally Posted: 03/12/2013 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s extraordinary visibility and popularity are being cited as factors that could make him the first American with a realistic shot at being elected pope when the College of Cardinals gath ...

Catholic Bishops Reject New Contraception Proposals
Originally Posted: 02/07/2013 - 5:57pm | Type: Blog

The nation’s Catholic bishops on Thursday rejected the Obama administration’s latest proposals to broaden accommodations for religious groups in regulations that require insurance companies or employers to pro ...

Catholic Priests Pushed to Become Better Preachers
Originally Posted: 11/26/2012 - 5:02pm | Type: Blog

At their annual fall meeting this month, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops voted overwhelmingly to accept the new preaching document, their first since 1982. ST. LOUIS -- As ...

St. Dorothy Day? Controversial, Yes, but Bishops Push for Canonization
Originally Posted: 11/15/2012 - 11:00am | Type: Blog

The Catholic bishops gathered here for their annual meeting couldn’t agree on a statement on the economy on Tuesday morning, but with a unanimous voice vote that afternoon they easily backed a measure to push ...

Catholic Bishops Fail to Agree on Statement on the Economy
Originally Posted: 11/14/2012 - 12:38pm | Type: Blog

A divided Catholic hierarchy on Tuesday failed to agree on a statement about the economy after a debate that revealed sharp differences over the kind of social justice issues that were once a hallmark of the b ...

Chastened Catholic Bishops Told They Have to Reform Themselves
Originally Posted: 11/13/2012 - 10:31am | Type: Blog

After sweeping setbacks to the hierarchy’s agenda on Election Day, New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan on Monday told U.S. Catholic bishops that they must now examine their own failings, confess their sins and ref ...

Is There a Political Plan B for the Bishops?
Originally Posted: 11/12/2012 - 1:29pm | Type: Blog

Clearly the political strategy of the bishops is not working. So where do the bishops go from here? As the bishops gather in Baltimore this week for their annual meeting, they li ...

Catholic Bishops Make Last-Minute Pitch for Romney
Originally Posted: 11/02/2012 - 1:49pm | Type: Blog

A number of Roman Catholic bishops are making forceful last-minute appeals to their flock to vote on Election Day, and their exhortations are increasingly sounding like calls to support Republican challenger M ...

Dolan Criticized for Inviting Obama to Al Smith Dinner
Originally Posted: 08/06/2012 - 4:54pm | Type: Blog

By tradition, the storied Al Smith Dinner has provided a few hours of comic relief from the angry volleys of the campaign trail. But this year's event is drawing criticism. N ...

Poll: Catholics Side With Bishops on Religious Liberty, But Warm to Obama
Originally Posted: 08/02/2012 - 5:29pm | Type: Blog

A new poll shows that American Catholics tend to agree with their bishops’ concerns that religious liberties are at risk in the U.S. Nevertheless, Catholics seem to be warming to President Obama. ...

Fortnight for Freedom Kicks Off, But Who is Funding It?
Originally Posted: 06/21/2012 - 10:03am | Type: Blog

On June 21, Catholics across the country will amplify what is an already loud outcry from the hierarchy over the federal government's so-called contraception mandate. ATLANTA ...

Catholic Bishops Told to Follow Their Own Policies Against Sexual Abuse
Originally Posted: 06/14/2012 - 9:27am | Type: Blog

Amid continuing headlines about cover-ups of child abuse in the Catholic Church, an oversight board of lay Catholics on June 13 warned the nation’s bishops that they must follow their own policies against abus ...

Catholic Bishops Say Ryan Budget Fails Moral Test
Originally Posted: 04/18/2012 - 2:01pm | Type: Blog

A week after House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan claimed his Catholic faith inspired the Republicans' cost-cutting budget plan, the nation’s Catholic bishops reiterated their demand that the federal ...

Catholic Bishops Issue Rallying Cry for ‘Religious Freedom’
Originally Posted: 04/12/2012 - 4:52pm | Type: Blog

The nation’s Catholic bishops are calling on the faithful to pray and mobilize in a “great national campaign” to confront what they see as a series of threats to religious freedom, and they are setting aside t ...

Bishops Say Obama Compromise is `Unconstitutional’
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 3:53pm | Type: Blog

The nation’s Catholic bishops say the Obama administration’s proposed revisions to a mandate that requires insurers to provide birth control coverage are still unacceptable and even “radically flawed" -- ...

The Ryan Budget and Moral Cowardice
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 4:05pm | Type: Blog

Remember Rep. Paul Ryan’s 2011 budget, The Path to Prosperity? Well, it’s baaa-aaack and this time the path is smoother and wider and offers a quicker trip to judgment. Remember R ...

White House Proposal Gives Religious Groups More Say in Birth Control Mandate
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 4:07pm | Type: Blog

The Obama administration is offering to expand the number of faith-based groups that can be exempt from the controversial contraception mandate, and proposing that third-party companies administer coverage for ...

Bishops ‘Dubious’ on White House Contraception Compromise
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 4:08pm | Type: Blog

The nation's Catholic bishops have again voiced doubts about the Obama administration's plans to modify a mandate for employers to provide free birth control coverage, vowing to press a new campaign ...

Poll: Catholics Don’t See Contraception Mandate as Threat to Religious Freedom
Originally Posted: 03/15/2012 - 11:10am | Type: Blog

A majority (56 percent) of Americans say religious liberty is not threatened in the U.S., according to a new poll released Thursday by the Public Religion Research Institute, which conducted the survey in part ...

Bishop Hopes to Restart White House Contraception Talks
Originally Posted: 03/12/2012 - 11:20pm | Type: Blog

The Catholic bishop leading the push against the White House's contraception mandate says the bishops hope to restart contentious talks with the Obama administration, but cautioned that church leaders &qu ...

Bishops Face Internal Challenges in Contraception Battle
Originally Posted: 03/08/2012 - 5:37pm | Type: Blog

As the U.S. hierarchy stakes its claim as the first and final arbiter of the Catholic position in the contraception battle, the bishops are also facing a number of internal challenges. ...

White House Insists Contraception Talks are on Track
Originally Posted: 03/06/2012 - 8:05pm | Type: Blog

The Obama administration is rejecting charges by the nation's top Catholic bishop that talks to modify a controversial birth control mandate are "going nowhere" because of alleged White House in ...

News Analysis: Bishops’ Contraception Objections Fail the Church's Own Moral Reasoning
Originally Posted: 02/15/2012 - 10:57am | Type: Blog

The "compromise," said New York Times columnist Ross Douthat, "asks the parties involved to compromise their reasoning faculties and play a game of 'let's pretend' instead." ...

US Catholic Bishops Reject Obama Contraception Compromise
Originally Posted: 02/13/2012 - 2:44am | Type: Blog

Despite early indications that an "accommodation" to the mandate on insurance coverage for contraception announced Friday by the Obama Administration might earn their support, the U.S. Conference of ...

News Analysis: 5 Reasons Why Obama is Losing the Contraception Fight
Originally Posted: 02/08/2012 - 8:04pm | Type: Blog

The White House has surprised observers and disappointed some liberal allies by signaling that it is willing to compromise and provide a broader religious exemption in its controversial regulations requiring a ...

Tell Glenn Beck: I'm a Social Justice Christian
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:33am | Type: Blog

Glenn Beck says Christians should leave churches that use the word "social justice." He says social justice is a code word for communism and Nazism.</p> Glenn Beck ...

A Torture Apologist's Flawed Theology
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:33am | Type: Blog

The <em>Washington Post </em>has a new op-ed page writer drawing scrutiny for his hearty endorsement of "enhanced interrogation," which translated from Orwellian into English means tortur ...

A Moral Mandate for Financial Reform
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:18am | Type: Blog

After all the financial turmoil that 2009 has already brought, one would think that it would somehow be logical and practical to bring accountable reforms to the same banking institutions whose re ...

A Good Friday Appeal to Abolish the Death Penalty
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

Ten years ago on Good Friday, the <a href="http://www.usccb.org/sdwp/national/criminal/appeal.shtml">United States Conference of Catholic Bishops</a> issued a statement and call to action ...

A Fairness Issue
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

<blockquote><p>"Without justice, what are kingdoms but bands of robbers?"<br /> "Without justice, what are kingdoms but bands of robbers?" ...

Catholic Bishops Denounce Immigration Raids as Anti-Family
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.sojo.net/index.cfm?action=action.ccir&amp;item=ccir_mult"></a>Last year I lived in a Catholic Worker house that offers hospitality to immigrants without f ...