USCCB Chairmen Call on Congress to Consider Moral Criteria During Debates on Health Care Policy - WASHINGTON—As Congress prepares to discuss possible changes to the Affordable Care Act, the chairmen of four United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committees called on lawmakers to consider important moral criteria, especially pertaining to the most vulnerable among us, including the unborn and those experiencing deep poverty. The Bishops of the United States have consistently advocated for a health care system in which—as the late Cardinal Francis George used to say—everyone should be cared for and no one should be deliberately killed....Read More
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Vatican announces Pope Francis’ visit Colombia in September - (Vatican Radio) The Vatican announced Friday that Pope Francis will make an Apostolic Journey to Colombia from 6 to 11 September 2017. A communique from the Holy See Press Office confirmed that the Holy Father will visit the cities of Bogotá, Villavicencio, Medellín, and Cartagena:...Read More
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Pope Appoints Former Bank of America Executive as Washington Auxiliary Bishop - On Wednesday the Vatican announced Pope Francis’ appointment of Father Roy Edward Campbell Jr., a former vice president for Bank of America, as an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Washington.
“All of us in the archdiocese are deeply grateful that our Holy Father, Pope Francis, has named Father Roy Campbell to be an auxiliary bishop in our Church of Washington,” Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, said in a statement March 8...Read more