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.
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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!
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.
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.
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.