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.
USCCB: USCCB Chairmen Praise Supreme Court Decision Recognizing the Right of the Church to Choose Its Own LeadersJuly 8th, 2020
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.
USCCB: U.S. Bishops’ Religious Liberty and Catholic Education Chairmen Grateful for Supreme Court’s Decision in Blaine Amendment CaseJune 30th, 2020
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.
USCCB: Catholic Bishops’ Pro-Life Chairman Says Supreme Court Decision Continues Cruel Precedent of Prioritizing Abortion Business Interests Over Women’s Health and SafetyJune 29th, 2020
WASHINGTON– Today, the Supreme Court of the United States announced its decision in an abortion case out of Louisiana, June Medical Services v. Russo.
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) PandemicJune 29th, 2020
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), […]
USCCB: Committee on Catholic Education Joins Coalition to Request Emergency Aid for Catholic SchoolsJune 29th, 2020
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.
Archdiocese of Philadelphia Announces Liturgical Directives for the Celebration of the Sacred Liturgy during the Pennsylvania Green Phase and the Archdiocesan Open PhaseJune 26th, 2020
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.
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.
Catholic Housing and Community Services Partners with Giordano Garden Groceries to Provide Fresh Food and Produce To Older Adults Impacted By the COVID-19 PandemicJune 24th, 2020
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.
USCCB: U.S. Bishops’ Religious Liberty Chairman Announces Religious Freedom Week from June 22-29, 2020June 22nd, 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.