Posts Tagged ‘USCCB’

Cardinal George on Health Care Reform

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

His Eminence, Francis Cardinal George, Archbishop of Chicago and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, issued an excellent statement on the current health care reform debate.  It is well worth reading, and I encourage you all to do so.

small image of PDF IconCardinal George’s Health Care Statement

Sweet Victory

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Today, at the meeting of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, my good friend, Justin Cardinal Rigali, graciously made good on our World Series wager. Victory never tasted so good!

Photo by Emily Marlow

photo by Emily Marlow


photo by Emily Marlow

photo by Emily Marlow

photo by Emily Marlow

Catholic Relief Services

Monday, October 19th, 2009

Catholic Relief Services is the official overseas humanitarian agency of the U.S. Catholic Community. It is an agency of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, and I am proud to serve as the Chair of the Board of Directors.

Recently, Ken Hackett, who is the President of C.R.S., sent all of the bishops in the United States an update on some of the activities of C.R.S. in responding to various catastrophes that have taken place around the world. I thought you might like to read a copy of his letter. You can also visit the C.R.S. website to learn more about their vitally important humanitarian work.
Click here to read Ken Hackett’s letter or click here to visit the C.R.S. website.

Clear Thinking on Health Care Reform

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

Last Thursday, three of my brother bishops released an excellent and powerful letter on health care reform. The letter, which was addressed to members of Congress, was written on behalf of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops by Justin Cardinal Rigali, Chairman of the Pro-Life Activities committee, Bishop William Murphy, Chairman of the Domestic Justice and Human Development committee, and Bishop John Wester, Chairman of the Migration committee. I’d like to share this letter with you, as well as make the letter’s words my own.

The text of the letter can be found here on the USCCB website.

A Programming Note

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

On my radio program today, “Conversation with the Archbishop” on The Catholic Channel of Sirius XM Satellite Radio, I have a delightful chat with Father David Toups, a priest of the Diocese of Saint Petersburg, who serves as the Associate Director of the Committee of Clergy, Consecrated Life, and Vocations at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington, D.C.   He’s also the author of a splendid book, Reclaiming Our Priestly Character. Gus Lloyd, host of Seize the Day on The Catholic Channel, serves as the “sub-host” on the program.  The program airs at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time, and is repeated several times over the course of the weekend.

Also, my new Catholic New York column was released today, and in it I talk about the power of the Rosary, especially appropriate during this month dedicated to this beloved prayer. You can read it online at the Catholic New York website.