Cities for Life/Cities against the Death Penalty - Cities for Life/Cities against the Death Penalty Friday, November 30, 2018 On this date, cities across the world mobilize to renounce the death penalty and work for a more civil form of justice. Join us at the Franciscan Center (3010 N. Perry Ave., Tampa) for an Ecumenical Service beginning at 7:00 PM. Speakers include Bishop Gregory... Read More
Statement Issued Regarding Deep Concern About Restricting Access to Asylum - Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Migration, Presidents of Catholic Relief Services, Catholic Charities USA and Catholic Legal Immigration Network Issued Statement Regarding Their Deep Concern About Restricting Access to Asylum   Bishop Joe S. Vásquez, of Austin, Texas, Chairman of the U.S Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Migration, Sister Donna Markham, OP, Phd,... Read More
Bishops overwhelmingly approve pastoral letter against Racism - BALTIMORE — The U.S. bishops overwhelmingly approved a pastoral letter against racism Nov. 14 during their fall general meeting at Baltimore.The document, “Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love — A Pastoral Letter Against Racism,” passed 241-3 with one abstention. It required a two-thirds vote by all bishops, or 183 votes, for passage.... Read More