Chairmen of U.S. Bishops’ Migration committee and Religious Liberty committee express disappointment with Supreme Court’s ruling in travel ban case

Bulletin Extras, June 2018
Washington, D.C. - On June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court decided the case of Trump v. Hawaii, which involves a challenge to President Donald Trump’s Proclamation No. 9645 restricting travel from several predominantly Muslim-majority countries.  The Supreme Court in a 5-4 ruling upheld the travel ban. Bishop Joe S. Vásquez of Austin, chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Migration, and Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, chair of the USCCB Committee for Religious Liberty, issued the following joint statement: “The travel ban targets Muslims for exclusion, which goes against our country’s core principle of neutrality when it comes to people of faith.  We are disappointed in the Court’s ruling because it failed to take into account the clear and unlawful targeting of a specific religious group…
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Chairman of U.S. Bishops committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development expresses disappointment in SCOTUS ruling on Janus v. AFSCME

Bulletin Extras, June 2018
Washington, D.C. - Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, expressed disappointment in today’s Supreme Court decision on Janus v. AFSCME. The 5-4 decision struck down an Illinois law that required non-union workers to pay fees that go to collective bargaining, overturning a 1977 law that required employees to pay “fair share” fees. Bishop Dewane’s full statement follows: “It is disappointing that today’s Supreme Court ruling renders the long-held view of so many bishops constitutionally out-of-bounds, and threatens to 'limit the freedom or negotiating capacity of labor unions.' Caritas in Veritate, no. 25. By reading the First Amendment to invalidate agency fee provisions in public-sector collective bargaining agreements, the Court has determined—nationwide, and almost irrevocably—that all government work places…
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Father Matthew O’Donnell is winner of 2018 CCHD Cardinal Bernardin New Leadership Award

Bulletin Extras, June 2018
Washington, D.C. - Father Matthew O’Donnell has been named as the winner of the 2018 Cardinal Bernardin New Leadership Award, sponsored by the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD). CCHD is the anti-poverty program of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).  Fr. O’Donnell will be honored at a reception Wednesday, June 13, during the bishops’ annual Spring General Assembly in Ft. Lauderdale. Fr. O’Donnell is the pastor of St. Columbanus Parish in the Park Manor neighborhood of Chicago’s South Side. In this role, he has helped the parish food pantry become the one of the city’s largest, implemented efforts to address the systemic causes of poverty, created a new parish Community Service Center that offers GED prep, employment readiness, and career counseling; and, with the help of a…
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Pope Francis names new auxiliary bishops of Rockville Centre and Washington

Bulletin Extras, June 2018
Washington, D.C. -  Pope Francis has appointed the Rev. Msgr. Richard G. Henning as Auxiliary Bishop of Rockville Centre and Rev. Msgr. Michael Fisher as Auxiliary Bishop of Washington. Monsignor Henning is a priest of the Diocese of Rockville Centre and currently serves as Rector of Immaculate Conception Seminary in Huntington, NY, and Director of the Sacred Heart Institute for the Ongoing Formation of Clergy. Monsignor Fisher is a priest of the Archdiocese of Washington and currently serves as Secretary for Ministerial Leadership and Vicar for Clergy. The appointments were publicized today in Washington, D.C, by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States. Rev. Msgr. Richard G. Henning was born October 17, 1964 in Rockville Centre, NY. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in History (1986) and a…
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Pope Francis Names Rev. Msgr. Gerald L. Vincke as Bishop of Salina, Kansas

Bulletin Extras, June 2018
Washington D.C. - Pope Francis has appointed the Rev. Msgr. Gerald L. Vincke as a Bishop of Salina, Kansas. Monsignor Vincke is a priest of the Diocese of Lansing, MI, and currently serves as pastor of Holy Family Parish, Grand Blanc, Michigan. The appointment was publicized today in Washington, D.C, by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States. Monsignor Vincke was born July 9, 1964 in Saginaw, Michigan, ninth of ten children. He holds an associate degree in Journalism (1985) from Ferris State College in Big Rapids, MI. Monsignor Vincke also holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations/Advertising from Ferris State College (1986). Monsignor Vincke also studied Philosophy at Thomas More College in Crestview, KY, 1986, and Theology at Athenaeum Seminary in Cincinnati, OH. In 1999, Rev.…
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Bishops vote on ethical and religious directives for Catholic health care services, revisions to the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, among other action items at June General Assembly

Bulletin Extras, June 2018
Fort Lauderdale, FL. -  The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) approved several action items today at their Spring General Assembly taking place in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, June 13-14. The full body of bishops voted to approve the revised Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People by a vote of 185-5-1. The revisions are a culmination of work by the USCCB Committee on the Protection of Children and Young People, the National Review Board, the Committee on Canonical Affairs and Church Governance, General Counsel, and the Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations. The revisions seek to build upon the work of dioceses in the United States to prevent the sexual abuse of minors, and to provide outreach and healing to victims/survivors of abuse. The bishops also voted to approve the…
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Catholic Radio in the diocese taking on a new look and effort

Catholic Radio in the diocese taking on a new look and effort

Headlines, June 2018, Local
Catholic Radio in the Diocese of Sioux Falls is now being operated by Real Presence Radio (RPR), a lay apostolate, based in North Dakota. RPR is working with Lamb Catholic Radio in an affiliate agreement. Real Presence Radio has also entered into a purchase agreement to to acquire the 94.5 FM signal in the Sioux Falls area which will provide a substantially-increased coverage area and consistent signals. The purchase is contingent on a review by federal regulators. RPR, like Lamb Radio, is EWTN-affiliated. RPR’s leadership has committed to including locally-produced programs. RPR currently operates in the Diocese of Rapid City, as well as across other sister dioceses in North Dakota and Minnesota.
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Catholic Charismatic Renewal Movement hosting summer conference

June 2018, Local
August 10-11 - “Living in The Supernatural” is the title of the Yahweh Shalom Conference in Yankton set for Aug. 10-11. Dr Mary Healy is the guest speaker for the annual Summer conference which begins Friday at 7 p.m. and concludes Saturday at 4 p.m. Pre-registration is requested for planning purposes. For more information or to register go to www.ajoyfulshout, call Jane Barz at 605-940-4101 or email at cottonwoodfrm@santel.net.
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Day of Recollection scheduled at Broom Tree Retreat and Conference Center near Irene

June 2018, Local
Day of Recollection is set for August and September at Broom Tree Retreat and Conference Center near Irene. Broom Tree Days of Recollection begin at 10 a.m. and consist of conferences, time for Adoration, Mass, and an opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The day ends in mid-afternoon. Because lunch is also served, we ask that you please register. A prayerful donation is requested. Tuesday, August  21 - “Proclaiming Jesus Christ” will be directed by Father Tom Anderson. Tuesday, September 11 - “Three States of the Church: Militant, Penitent and Triumphant” will be directed by Dr. Teresa Kemmer.
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