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2014-04-11 12:24:05

Weber Honored for Lifetime of Service to Those in Need during National Volunteer Month ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Catholic Charities USA is pleased to announce that Alexis Weber, Director of the School of Nursing at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Mercy Hospital and volunteer at Catholic Charities Pittsburgh, is the winner of the 2014 Volunteer of the Year award. Weber has volunteered her talents as a nurse with St. Joseph House, a sixty-bed single...

2014-01-24 20:21:04

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) welcomed the move by the U.S. Supreme Court, January 24, to extend an injunction granted by Justice Sonia Sotomayor, December 31, exempting the Little Sisters of the Poor and others in their lawsuit from the Department of Health and Human Services' contraception mandate while their appeal is pending. "The bishops of the...

2013-11-26 16:25:02

WASHINGTON, Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jon O'Brien, president of Catholics for Choice, released the following statement about Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii Gaudiam. "Pope Francis reassured Catholics today that some groundbreaking reforms in the church are on the way. The reform of the curia, the emphasis on economic justice and moves toward improving interfaith relations will receive considerable support from the laity. "When it comes to women, we...

2013-11-20 12:27:36

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Catholics in Albuquerque joined their neighbors, friends and fellow residents in defeating a ballot measure that would have banned abortion in the city after 20 weeks with no exceptions for rape, incest or the health of a pregnant woman. Catholics across the city spoke out in the weeks leading up to the vote, taking a stand to show support for women's moral autonomy and their right to make conscience-based decisions about...

2013-11-15 23:26:12

Catholic Relief Services and Stop Hunger Now, Helping Hands are partnering with the National Catholic Youth Conference to package 100,000 meals for people who are suffering from food shortages and famine. These meals will be sent to West Africa. (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 In just one week, on November 21-23, 24,000 Catholic youth and their chaperones will be gathering at Indianapolis' Lucas Oil Stadium for a 3-day conference of prayer, service, and faith formation called The National...

2013-11-11 00:20:28

Catholic Charities USA President Recognizes Service and Sacrifice of Armed Forces ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Veterans Day, Catholic Charities USA, along with its network of over 160 social service agencies across America, expresses its gratitude for the service and sacrifice of all of our country's military men and women. "On this day, we recognize with gratitude all who have served our nation in the armed forces," said Father Larry Snyder,...

2013-07-09 16:23:28

AUSTIN, Texas, July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Catholics in Texas expressed their opposition to SB 1 and HB 2, bills that will limit abortion access across the state, leaving only five abortion clinics and banning most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. An advertisement in the Austin American-Statesman this morning featured statements from some of the many Catholics who have spoken out against the bills in the past few days. "I am a Texan, I am a Catholic, I am a mother...

2013-06-24 23:00:20

Translator releases series explaining ‘Religion of the Universe’ Los Alamos, N.M. (PRWEB) June 25, 2013 “The primary purpose was to make available to man on Earth The Almighty’s Religion of the Universe,” says translator Nick Mezins about his The Tidings Series. In the first book of the series, “The Tidings: Volume One, November 1943 to January 1945” (published by Trafford Publishing), Mezins provides guiding principles, suggestions and examples of how readers can best live...

2013-05-16 16:23:25

Hosted by Catholic Charities CYO in San Francisco, gathering to focus on the "Bridge to Opportunities" ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA), among the nation's leading organizations in poverty reduction and disaster response, announced today that Father Greg Boyle, Founder and Executive Director of Homeboy Industries, will serve as one of the keynote speakers during CCUSA's 2013 Annual Gathering in San Francisco, California. Founded...

2013-05-10 12:22:45

Hosted by Catholic Charities in San Francisco, gathering to focus on the "Bridge to Opportunities" ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA), among the nation's leading organizations in poverty reduction and disaster response, announced today that Patrick Lencioni will serve as one of the keynote speakers during CCUSA's 2013 Annual Gathering in San Francisco, California. Named by Fortune magazine as one of the 'ten new gurus you should...