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2012-02-09 12:37:00

Coalition of students from Catholic universities and local DC campuses applaud HHS regulations providing birth control without co-pay, tell Bishops to "back off" WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "We are here today speaking out for millions of students across the country that applaud the Obama administration's regulations and demand our right to exercise our individual religious freedoms by making personal medical decisions without interference from religious...

2012-02-01 10:59:57

Social networks at church influence beliefs, behavior Friendships forged at church seem to play a major role in people's religious activities and beliefs – even when it comes to their views about how exclusive heaven is, according to a national study by a Baylor University sociology researcher. "Although church-based friendship networks seem to bolster religiosity across the board, the effect of how enmeshed people are in congregational friendships is stronger on religious...

2012-01-20 14:00:00

Unconscionable to force citizens to buy contraceptives against their will No change in limited exemption, only delay in enforcement Matter of freedom of conscience, freedom of religion WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Catholic bishops of the United States called "literally unconscionable" a decision by the Obama Administration to continue to demand that sterilization, abortifacients and contraception be included in virtually all health plans. Today's...

2011-12-22 08:00:00

Christmas Message from Rev. Larry Snyder ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rev. Larry Snyder, President of Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA), the largest network of human services organizations working to reduce poverty in America, released the following statement in celebration of Christmas: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081008/CCUSALOGO) "As we join with family and friends to celebrate the birth of Christ, may we also share the peace and joy of...

2011-12-12 10:00:00

This Friday (December 16th), just in time for Christmas, Catholics Come Home® begins airing a massive, national prime-time network television evangelization initiative airing December 16, 2011 through January 8, 2012. Catholics Come Home® is an independent, non-profit Catholic apostolate out of Roswell, GA. Atlanta (Roswell), GA (PRWEB) December 12, 2011 This Friday (December 16th), just in time for Christmas, Catholics Come Home® begins airing a massive, national prime-time...

2011-11-18 02:43:31

A new, unprecedented national survey of African American Catholics by University of Notre Dame researchers reveals several significant insights into individual religious engagement and identifies several notable demographic trends facing the church. The survey was sponsored by the National Black Catholic Congress and Notre Dame's Institute for Church Life and Office of the President. Notre Dame social scientists Darren W. Davis and Donald B. Pope-Davis, who coauthored the report, set out...

2011-11-10 15:50:00

Catholics Come Home® announces a major, national, prime-time network television evangelization effort, for the first time ever in the 2,000 year history of the Catholic Church. Commercials air from December 16, 2011 through January 8, 2012. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) November 10, 2011 Catholics Come Home® announces a major, national, prime-time network television evangelization initiative, for the first time ever in the 2,000 year history of the Catholic Church, to air from December 16,...

2011-09-30 15:35:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Writing on behalf of the more than 160 Catholic Charities agencies across the nation, Rev. Larry Snyder, President and CEO and the members of the Board of Trustees of Catholic Charities USA, urged the Department of Health and Human Services to reconsider a proposed definition that could undermine the ability of Catholic organizations to provide health care benefits according to their beliefs. (Logo:...

2011-09-22 12:02:00

LINCOLN, Neb., Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- FACTS Management Company, a Nelnet (NYSE: NNI) company, has announced a strategic joint venture with CathoNet, a privately held company based in Hudson, N. H. Together the companies will integrate their specialized software and dedicated computer data centers to offer Catholic parishes, schools and dioceses improved tracking, recording and coordination of information, leading to greater efficiency, financial stewardship and accountability. "By...

2011-09-14 09:20:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Catholic Charities USA President Rev. Larry Snyder released the following statement today in response to the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau Poverty Numbers: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081008/CCUSALOGO) "The U.S. Census Bureau's report on poverty in America is reflective of the devastating reality in which Catholic Charities USA operates every day. With 170 agencies throughout the country, our network of service...