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National Eucharistic Congress about ‘encounter with a person,’ official says

The newly appointed executive director of the U.S. Bishops Conference 2024 National Eucharistic Congress said he envisions the event as a powerful moment of “unity and communion as a Church that leads to a renewed mission in a public witness,” which changes lives and hearts, and propels the Church into the future.

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Bishops: Senate rejection of ‘extreme’ abortion bill is ‘tremendous relief’

The failure of the U.S. Senate Feb. 28 to advance an “extreme measure” to establish a legal right to abortion at any stage of pregnancy nationwide “is a tremendous relief,” said the U.S. bishops.

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Bishop welcomes pledge by five nuclear nations to prevent war, arms races

The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace welcomed a pledge by five nuclear powers to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and new arms races.

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Saint shows us how ‘to move forward with hope amid struggles,’ bishop says

Chicago Auxiliary Bishop Robert G. Casey in a Nov. 13 homily reflected on St. Frances Xavier Cabrini’s courage to carry out God’s will for her on earth, which often saw her crossing the Atlantic Ocean despite a fear of water.

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Archbishop says SNAP increase helps people meet ‘essential human needs’

A U.S. Department of Agriculture’s recalculation of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and a major increase in the benefit for those in need “will be a meaningful improvement in the lives of millions of people who rely on SNAP for basic nutrition,” Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City said Aug. 21.

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