Bulletin Extras

Ignoring the poor falsifies the Gospel, pope says in message

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Christians must not underestimate the importance of embracing and assisting the poor, oppressed and outcast, Pope Francis said. Not only did Jesus entrust his disciples with the task of continuing his ministry on earth by giving hope to the poor, but “the credibility of our proclamation and the witness of Christians depends […]

U.S. Bishops’ vote in favor of moving forward on third-party system for reporting abuse allegations against bishops

BALTIMORE—The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops have taken three separate votes that will lead to the establishment of a third-party reporting system designed to receive confidentially, by phone or online, reports of possible violations by bishops per Pope Francis’s Vos estis lux mundi. The bishops voted overwhelmingly in favor of each of the elements necessary to […]

Chairman of U.S. Bishops’ Pro-Life Activities Committee applauds AMA’s action reaffirming opposition to physician-assisted suicide

WASHINGTON—Yesterday, the American Medical Association’s House of Delegates voted by a 2 to 1 margin to affirm its longstanding opposition to physician-assisted suicide. Following the vote, Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas, Chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Pro-Life Activities has issued the following statement: “We strongly applaud today’s […]

U.S. Bishops’ pro-life chairman strongly commends Trump Administration for discontinuing fetal tissue research at NIH

June 6, 2019 WASHINGTON—Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that it will discontinue research conducted within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) involving the use of human fetal tissue from elective abortion and it will ensure that efforts to develop ethical alternatives are funded and accelerated.  Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas […]

World Refugee Day to take place in Sioux Falls

World Refugee Day will be held in Sioux Falls on June 20 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the First Lutheran Church. The Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary are one of the sponsors of the days activities. For more details on the event, visit facebook.com/PaxSoDak.

U.S. Bishops’ chairman applauds states passing of pro-life legislation

Washington, DC—The chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas, has issued a statement regarding states recent passing of pro-life legislation. The full statement follows: “Every single human life has value. The trend of states passing pro-life legislation is a very encouraging move […]