Posts Tagged ‘USCCB’

Catholics warn of assisted dying risks in palliative care bill

Monday, November 4th, 2019

Catholic groups in the US are concerned that a key omission in a bill supporting palliative and hospice care could allow federal funds to be used for practices like assisted dying. Last week the US House of Representatives passed the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act by voice vote. The bill funds efforts Read more

Bishops to assess needs of Pasifika Catholics in the USA

Friday, December 12th, 2014

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Subcommittee on Asian and Pacific Island Affairs and the Secretariat of Cultural Diversity in the Church will conduct a nationwide assessment of the pastoral needs of Asian and Pasifika Catholics. The assessment will be conducted by a team of social scientists. It will seek the participation of pastoral Read more

Fighting false balance in the media

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Margaret Sullivan now wears the public editor hat at The New York Times and with a recent ombudsman column took on a huge media problem: False balance aka false equivalency. False balance reports are those that appear fair because they have two sides, except that one side reflects neither knowledge nor a right to speak. Reports on Catholicism are especially vulnerable Read more

The USCCB on communion: cautious when making judgments

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

Someone reminded me of this document put out by the USCCB on communion in 2006, which states: In virtue of our membership in the Catholic Church we are ordinarily free to receive Holy Communion.  In fact, it is most desirable that we receive the Lord’s Body and Blood, so that Holy Communion stands out clearly as Read more