Catholic Action

The United States Catholic Conference of Bishops (USCCB),and all Bishop Conferences are expressed by Church Law.

Can. 447 A conference of bishops, a permanent institution, is a group of bishops of some nation or certain territory who jointly exercise certain pastoral functions for the Christian faithful of their territory in order to promote the greater good which the Church offers to humanity, especially through forms and programs of the apostolate fittingly adapted to the circumstances of time and place, according to the norm of law.

The website for the USCCB is a wonderful tool for all Christians, especially Catholics. The site provides a world of resources to help men and women grow in their faith lives. The Bishops provide teaching and guidance on how to grow closer to Christ as we grow closer to our sisters and brothers throughout the world, and in our own parishes. Below are just a few of the many news stories and articles that the USCCB provide for us through their website.

We encourage all of our members to click on the links below to learn more about the USCCB website and its gift for us in responding to the Church’s Call to Action.

 

RESOURCESFOR THE GREAT SEASON OF ADVENT

Beginning the Church’s liturgical year, Advent (from, “ad-venire” in Latin or “to come to”) is the season encompassing the four Sundays (and weekdays) leading up to the celebration of Christmas.

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RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

The USCCB has a deep interest in legislation and policies that impact the religious liberty of both individuals and institutions.  In particular, the USCCB supports legislation that prevents government intrusion into religious doctrine, worship, governance or practice, as well as legislation that facilitates appropriate collaborations between public and religious entities.

NEWS

 Bishop Cantú Welcomes Release of Alan Gross, Change to U.S. Policy Toward Cuba

 WASHINGTON—Bishop Oscar Cantú of Las Cruces, New Mexico, chairman of the Committee on International Justice and Peace of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) welcomed the announcement by President Barack Obama of the release of Alan Gross

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Subcommittee on the Church in Central and Eastern Europe Awards $2.8 Million in Grants

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Subcommittee on Aid to the Church in Central and Eastern Europe approved 79 grants for a total of $2,854,878 in aid to finance pastoral projects in Central and Eastern Europe.

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