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Jan 28, 2015, 5:15 PM
 Julie Bodnar Many Americans believe the United States spends a significant portion of its budget on foreign aid. One frequently cited survey reports that Americans believe this number to be as high as 25%. In reality, the United States…
Jan 26, 2015, 5:25 PM
 Samantha Opachan In Pope Francis’ Address to the Participants of the World Meeting of Popular Movements last year, he stated, "love for the poor is at the center of the Gospel. Land, housing and work, what you struggle for, are…
Jan 23, 2015, 5:25 PM
 Ralph McCloud, USCCB What a powerful week to be Catholic. On Monday, Pope Francis wrapped up his apostolic visit to the Philippines. We participated in the nation’s remembrance of the powerful preacher and civil rights activist, Dr.…
Jan 21, 2015, 2:33 PM
 Right now, Catholics in the United States are in the middle of a powerful period of nine days of prayer, penance and pilgrimage. Did you know that the U.S. Catholic bishops are asking us to pray a novena for life from January 17-25? This…
Jan 16, 2015, 4:31 PM
Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, USCCB As our nation celebrates the life and legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. today, I am reminded of the timeless plea found in his Letter from a Birmingham Jail that we move “from the quicksand of…
Jan 12, 2015, 4:33 PM
The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, which the Church celebrated yesterday, marks the traditional end to the Christmas season. Witnessing the suffering in the world around us, we know that many did not have a carefree, merry Christmas season. This…
Jan 9, 2015, 4:14 PM
This week marks the Church’s celebration of National Migration Week, which provides Catholics the opportunity to learn about Church teaching on migration and celebrate diversity in the Church. The theme for this year is “We…
Jan 7, 2015, 3:51 PM
 Stephen Hilbert, USCCB December for most Christians is a month of expectation and holy celebration of the birth of Jesus marked by family gatherings, exchanging presents and sharing meals. In the mostly Christian country of South Sudan,…
Jan 5, 2015, 4:48 PM
 Susan Stevenot Sullivan, USCCB Epiphany! The Magi left their bubble, their comfort zone, to follow a new star. They “went forth,” together, pursuing a beckoning light that promised a new reality, new priorities, a new…