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  1. Bishops to elect new USCCB president at general assembly
    October 4, 2022 | World and Nation

    During their fall general assembly, the U.S. bishops will elect a new president and vice president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

  2. Promote life to counter assisted suicide’s acceptance
    October 4, 2022 | Respect Life

    Pro-life advocacy has been a blessing to fathers, mothers and lives unborn. However, also important is determined Christian advocacy regarding another life issue: physician-assisted suicide.

  3. Assisted suicide looms in next legislative session
    October 4, 2022 | Respect Life

    With the recent Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade, abortion has been on the minds of Americans unlike any time in recent years. But there is another grave threat to human life gaining steam and, like abortion in the post-Roe landscape, it is state legislatures and governors to whom these literal life-and-death policies are entrusted.

  4. What can be done for the soul of an aborted child?
    October 4, 2022 | Columns

    Father Kenneth Doyle answers a reader’s question about what to do for the soul of an aborted child.

  5. Ukrainian Catholics denounce so-called ‘annexation’ of regions
    October 3, 2022 | World and Nation

    Ukrainian Catholics in the Philadelphia area denounced Russia’s claims of “annexing” portions of eastern Ukraine.

  6. Rochester Diocese Catholics called to serve moms in need
    October 3, 2022 | Respect Life

    “Saint Pope John Paul II wrote in his letter to the Fourth World Conference on Women of the United Nations, ‘a radical solidarity with women requires that the underlying causes which make a child unwanted be addressed.’ Twenty-five years later, Pope Francis echoed the same sentiment in his 2020 address to the United Nations. Abortion is a brutal result of our failure to care for one another. Building a world in which women are esteemed, children are loved and protected, and men are called to their responsibilities as fathers, requires us to understand and address the complex and tragic tangle of affliction and strife that culminates in the violence of abortion. This is a massive and daunting undertaking.”

  7. Mass in Rochester Diocese honors life, health-care workers
    October 3, 2022 | Multimedia

    Bishop Salvatore R. Matano was the principal celebrant and homilist for the annual Respect Life and White Mass Oct. 1 at Rochester’s Sacred Heart Cathedral. The annual Mass honors Respect Life Month and health-care workers.

  8. Questions need resolving
    October 3, 2022 | Columns

    At the “information meeting” of the College of Cardinals this past Aug. 29-30, there was considerable agreement that evangelization is Catholicism’s prime imperative for the 21st century — a consensus understandably gratifying to the author of a 2013 book with the then-provocative title, Evangelical Catholicism. Within that consensus, however, serious questions remain to be resolved. Surveying the world Catholic scene today, and considering the past decade of ecclesiastical air turbulence, there are four “what” questions and one “when” question to be settled, if the consensus on the necessity of evangelization is to be fruitful in drawing others to, or back to, Christ.

  9. Catholics called to speak out against NY’s abortion focus
    October 3, 2022 | Respect Life

    Catholics are called to speak out against abortion-focused laws promoted by New York state lawmakers and elected officials.

  10. Pope meets group that prepared text for next phase of synod
    October 3, 2022 | World and Nation

    Pope Francis expressed his thanks to the people who read through hundreds of reports about the listening phase of the Synod of Bishops.

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