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Message from Bishop Burbidge on Respect Life Month 2019

October 1, 2019 | English and Spanish

During the month of October, we join with dioceses across the country to mark Respect Life Month. We take as our theme this year “Christ Our Hope in Every Season of Life.” Our focus on hope is greatly needed in a world suffering the harmful consequences of a “throwaway culture"...

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USCCB Press Releases

USCCB Chairmen Issue Statement on Supreme Court Cases on Redefinition of “Sex” in Civil Rights Law

October 2, 2019

Bishop chairmen of three committees of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) commented on three cases argued before the Supreme Court today that present the question whether the prohibition on employment discrimination based on “sex” in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 includes “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” discrimination...

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U.S. Bishops to Meet November 11-13 in Baltimore, Maryland

October 2, 2019


Chairman of US Bishops’ Pro-Life Committee Celebrates Launch of Respect Life Month, Commends Catholics to “Christ our Hope”

September 26, 2019

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Include the Lord in your entire day, not just in your morning and night prayer. Pause periodically throughout the day and let him know that you are aware of his abiding presence. Saint Teresa of Avila says: “Blessed is the one who truly loves the Lord and always keeps him near.”