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July 9, 2020

USCCB Chairmen Welcome Supreme Court Decision Preserving the Religious Liberty of Little Sisters

The Little Sisters of the Poor recently went to the Supreme Court of the United States again to defend their community against attempts to force Catholic religious to cooperate with immoral activities, and again, the Supreme Court has recognized their right to religious freedom.

July 8, 2020

USCCB: USCCB Chairmen Praise Supreme Court Decision Recognizing the Right of the Church to Choose Its Own Leaders

The Supreme Court of the United States has issued its decision in the consolidated cases of Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru and St. James School v. Biel.

June 30, 2020

USCCB: U.S. Bishops’ Religious Liberty and Catholic Education Chairmen Grateful for Supreme Court’s Decision in Blaine Amendment Case

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its decision in the case of Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, which challenged a decision by the Montana Supreme Court to invalidate a tax credit scholarship program because families benefiting include those who choose to send their children to religiously-affiliated schools, a violation of the Montana state constitution’s “Blaine Amendment” of 1889 against aid to religious schools. By vote of 5-4, the Court ruled in favor of the petitioners.

June 29, 2020

USCCB: Catholic Bishops’ Pro-Life Chairman Says Supreme Court Decision Continues Cruel Precedent of Prioritizing Abortion Business Interests Over Women’s Health and Safety

WASHINGTON– Today, the Supreme Court of the United States announced its decision in an abortion case out of Louisiana, June Medical Services v. Russo.

June 29, 2020

Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Receives $15,000 Grant from the Center for Disaster Philanthropy to Assist With Continued Relief Efforts amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CSS) is pleased to announce it has received a grant allocation in the amount of $15,000 from the Center for Disaster Philanthropy COVID-19 Response Fund to assist with continued relief efforts amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The awarded funds, which were facilitated through Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA), […]

June 29, 2020

USCCB: Committee on Catholic Education Joins Coalition to Request Emergency Aid for Catholic Schools

WASHINGTON – Bishop Michael C. Barber, S.J of Oakland, chairman of the Committee on Catholic Education for the U. S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), has joined a coalition of more than 150 interfaith and civil society organizations calling on the U.S. Congress to provide immediate federal aid to benefit low-income students in non-public schools.

June 26, 2020

Archdiocese of Philadelphia Announces Liturgical Directives for the Celebration of the Sacred Liturgy during the Pennsylvania Green Phase and the Archdiocesan Open Phase

On June 26, 2020, the bulk of the five-county region comprising the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will move into the “green” phase of the statewide re-opening plan. The City of Philadelphia will begin to move into the “green” phase on July 3, 2020.

June 25, 2020

USCCB: U.S. Bishops Secretariat For Child and Youth Protection Releases Annual Report

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Secretariat of Child and Youth Protection has released the 2019 Annual Report – Findings and Recommendations on the Implementation of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People.

June 24, 2020

Catholic Housing and Community Services Partners with Giordano Garden Groceries to Provide Fresh Food and Produce To Older Adults Impacted By the COVID-19 Pandemic

CHCS has provided nearly 187 care packages of fresh food items to residents of its four affordable senior housing communities as well as 65 clients of its In-Home Support Program.

June 22, 2020

USCCB: U.S. Bishops’ Religious Liberty Chairman Announces Religious Freedom Week from June 22-29, 2020

WASHINGTON— Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski of Miami, the acting chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee for Religious Liberty has encouraged Catholics to pray and uphold religious liberty at home and abroad during Religious Freedom Week 2020.