Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Live Stream: Encyclical on Ecology at National Press Club

On Sept. 16 at 1:30 p.m. EDT, three prominent Catholic leaders will highlight the activities of the Catholic Church in the United States in response to Pope Francis’s groundbreaking encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si’, which connects our care for creation to our care for one another.

Archbishop Wenski, Bishop Cantú, and Dr. Woo will speak to respect for life, care for immigrants, climate change, and poverty, among other issues. The Catholic leaders will discuss the work of the USCCB and CRS in advocating for the poor and vulnerable of all communities with elected leaders as Congress prepares to receive the pope September 24.

Watch live:

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Five Things To Remember On Sept. 15

1. Pope Francis has appointed Bishop James V. Johnston, 55, bishop of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Missouri. Bishop Johnston has served as bishop of the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, Missouri, since 2008.

2. In one week, Pope Francis will land in the United States. Get all official information for the visit at and make sure you're following @PopeInUS on Twitter and Instagram. Spanish Twitter is available at @PapaEnUSA.

3. People discover their worth when they discover their true identity as created in God’s image and called to an eternal destiny with him, said Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM Cap, Archbishop of Boston and chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the USCCB in the annual Respect Life Month statement. Catholics and all people of good will in the United States are invited to participate in Respect Life Month.

4. Did you know that Pope Francis' visit to Cuba and the U.S. will be his longest of his pontificate so far?

5. God loves you.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Five Things To Remember On Sept. 11

1. Pope Francis’ September 22-27 visit to the United States will be available via a video livestream at, where people from around the world can follow every moment of the visit. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is also launching social media profiles on Twitter and Instagram, “Pope In US” and “Papa En USA.” An animated gif of themes associated with the papal visit accompanied the launch of these channels.

2. We remember 9/11 today.

A Prayer of Peace
A prayer of peace on this day of remembrance from Frances Xavier Warde School. #NeverForget
Posted by United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on Friday, September 11, 2015

3. Catholics in the United States, as well as all people of good will, should express openness and welcome to refugees fleeing Syria and elsewhere in order to survive, said the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in a statement, September 10. Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, issued the call on the heels of Pope Francis’ appeal, September 6, that every Catholic parish in Europe house a refugee family.

4. Learn more about Pope Francis' drive through Washington Sept. 23.

5. God loves you.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Five Things To Remember On Sept. 2

1. Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM Cap., archbishop of Boston and chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), responded September 1 to Pope Francis’ letter allowing all priests worldwide "to absolve of the sin of abortion those who have procured it and who, with contrite heart, seek forgiveness for it."

2. To find the nearest diocesan, post-abortive healing ministry, go to the ‘Find Help’ map at or

3. During his General Audience today, Pope Francis said , "Where there is a family with love, that family is able to warm the heart of an entire city with itswitness of love."

4. Don't forget that all official details for the papal visit can be found at

5. God loves you.