Posts Tagged ‘United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’

Bishops’ climate advocacy clashes with fossil fuel investments

Monday, December 4th, 2023
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The United States Catholic bishops’ (USCCB) investment strategies are at odds with its passionate climate advocacy. In a statement at COP28, the USCCB committee called decarbonisation of the economy the “preeminent environmental challenge faced by all nations” that must be addressed without burdening middle-and low-income citizens with increased costs. However, according to Reuters, the US Read more

US prelates walk in solidarity with sexual abuse victims

Monday, November 22nd, 2021
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A group of prelates joined in a walk of solidarity with victims of child sexual abuse following the end of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) fall plenary held in Baltimore, Maryland. Billed as the Pathways to Prevention, Healing and Justice Inaugural Sunrise Walk, it coincided with the annual day of observance for the Read more

Detroit Archbishop to lead national Catholic group on Joe Biden and abortion

Monday, November 23rd, 2020

The head of the Catholic Church in Detroit has been chosen to lead a new national group that seeks to guide how Catholics should respond to President-elect Joe Biden and the contentious issue of abortion. Archbishop Allen Vigneron, who leads the Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit, was named this week by Archbishop José Gomez of Los Read more

Dreamers in the US facing deportation

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Dreamers in the United States may be in for a nasty wake-up. Right now, they are facing deportation. The Catholic church in the US has issued an urgent call to action to help Dreamers (young immigrants brought illegally to the country as children). While they are currently shielded from deportation under an Obama-era Deferred Action Read more

50,000-plus Haitians forced to leave US

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

The Temporary Protection Status (TPS) the United States granted Haitian people after an earthquake devastated the island nation in 2010 has been removed. About 200,000 people died in the 7.0 magnitude quake which displaced over a million others. Removing the TPS will affect between 50,000 and 60,000 people who sought refuge in the United States Read more