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September 3, 2019 National

Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts

As Hurricane Dorian begins to hit the Bahamas and the East Coast, several dioceses have begun to accept donations for hurricane relief efforts. Catholic Charities USA has also begun to accept donations and will be dispersing the funds to local agencies on the ground assisting those affected by this storm.

Below is a list of the dioceses who are accepting funds:

December 6, 2017 National, News

WASHINGTON— As Congress prepares to reconcile the House of Representatives and Senate tax reform bills, Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, insisted that "Congress should advance a final tax reform bill only if it meets the key moral concerns . . ."

November 28, 2017 National, News

Bishop Frank Dewane, Chairman of the USCCB"S Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, has urged political leaders to engage in a serious and real debate on gun violence in this nation.  His statement follows the two horrendous mass shootings in Sutherland Springs, Texas, and Las Vegas, Nevada.  Bishop Dewane particularly urged the need for universal background checks and the banning of high-capacity assault weapons.  His complete statement follows:

November 17, 2017 National, News

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) met for their annual Fall General Assembly in Baltimore, Maryland this week where they voted on several key positions and held working groups on immigration, and life and dignity of the human person.

In his opening address, USCCB President Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston Houston urged civility and respect in the wake of a country reeling from tragedies and widely divided on all issues.

August 29, 2017 National, News
WASHINGTON—Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, vice-president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has called on the bishops to consider taking up a special collection to support victims of Hurricane Harvey and to provide pastoral and rebuilding support to impacted dioceses.
In an August 28 letter, Archbishop Gomez requested that the collection be held during the weekend of September 1-2 or September 8-9.