The bishops said July 20 would be a day of prayer and fasting "as an act of atonement for the profanation carried out in recent months against God."
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"Abortion was wrong yesterday. It remains wrong today. The constitution has changed, but the facts have not."
"We must truly pray to the Spirit to change our hearts to better understand his will and to give us the strength to continue to work for justice and peace."
'What manner of insanity and sadism will make some people open fire on priests celebrating Mass in the house of God? '
Retired Rockville Centre Bishop William Murphy is part of the delegation.
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The president of the USCCB encouraged Catholics to join Pope Francis for a day of prayer and fasting for peace on Feb. 23.
Pope Francis said the Italian and English translations of the "Our Father" can give believers the wrong impression that God leads people into temptation.
"Both of them had prepared before God -- with the sacrament of penance -- and I married them."