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USCCB Baptism Agreement
WASHINGTON—Representatives of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and four Reformed Christian denominations publicly signed an agreement on baptism on Jan. 29 in Austin, TX, which affirmed that all of the churches involved recognize the validity of each other’s baptisms.
Under shepherd's guidance, archdiocese is a magnet for newly ordained priests
Two hundred and twenty. That is the number of men ordained to the priesthood while Archbishop John J. Myers, celebrating the 25th anniversary of his Episcopal ordination, was chief shepherd of his home diocese in Peoria, IL, and the past 11 years with the Archdiocese of Newark. It is, no doubt, a satisfying number for the former Peoria vocations director.
U.S. Church welcomes new Catholics during Easter
WASHINGTON—The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) reported that thousands of new Catholics across the United States joined the U.S. Church during the recent Easter season.
Understanding the Covenant, hour of Jesus
Understanding Christ the Divine Physician
US Government Imposes Unjust Rules on Catholic Institutions
Archbishop Myers is joining with other bishops in the United States to speak out against soon-to-be-implemented rules from the US Department of Health and Human Services that will force Catholic institutions to purchase and offer health insurance coverages that are in conflict with Catholic teaching. More
Union County Location Survey
Updated Survey Revisits Young 'Souls in Transition'
U.S. BISHOPS PROVIDE RESOURCES EXPLAINING FLAWS IN SENATE HEALTH CARE BILL
WASHINGTON-The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has made available several new resources explaining its calls for essential changes to the Senate health care reform bill.
US Bishops Reiterate Opposition to Senate Health Care Bill
USCCB - Health Care Reform
Find out what the bishops are saying about health care reform at www.usccb.org/healthcare, the new, comprehensive resource for information on the Church's position on this important issue.
Understanding God's Word in Mission of Church
Urban Scholarship Bill Moves Forward at May 8 NJ Senate Committee Hearing
Lesniak Declares Funds for Students Not a 'Voucher'
In an emotionally charged hearing of the State Senate Economic Growth Committee, which pitted a growing statewide coalition of parents and community advocates against New Jersey's public teachers' union and other public school interest groups, the Urban Enterprise Zone Jobs Scholarship Act (S-1607), moved closer to full consideration by the NJ legislature.
Using Campus Ministry Endurance, Honsberger Walks a 'Second Mile'
NEWARK-Recent Rutgers-Newark alumnus Brian Honsberger is accustomed to teamwork. As an All-American volleyball athlete who received a scholarship to attend college, he planned on playing professionally in Europe.
Today, the Buffalo, NY, native has used his affinity for teamwork by starting "Second Mile," a relief ministry in the University Heights neighborhood.
Understanding the Local/Global Link Aids International Missionary Cause
When considering the breadth, scope and urgent need of international missionary work, the philosophy of thinking globally and acting locally is proven to have profound results.
Just ask a well-traveled missionary or someone who is dedicated to supporting the faith-based cause to provide hope in some of the most desperate corners of the world.
Understanding Death Through the Eyes of a Child
Celebrating Mass at such a painful time as a funeral can be trying for any priest. However, Father Joseph Ferraro, who administers homilies at Holy Cross Mausoleum, North Arlington, relies on Scripture and his own personal experiences to both enlighten and comfort those who have lost someone.
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Unraveling the Da Vinci Code
Resources to unravel the "DaVinci Code" fallacies.