Notably, dogs were the only animals represented at a liturgy that typically attracts a variety of pets.
The bishops' pro-life committee praised a decision by the Department of Health and Human Services to end a contract with a company "whose business is to procure aborted baby parts."
Breen is known as “the voice of the New York Knicks.”
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About 3,200 diocesan delegates, bishops and representatives Catholic organizations participated in four days of dialogue and consultation to discern the priority issues for Hispanic ministry.
Hispanics represent about 40 percent of U.S. Catholics and nearly 60 percent of millennial Catholics, according to research from the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate.
The enthusiasm, compassion, the love and the joy of the Encuentro process is a means of grace.
"He died a Catholic martyr for human rights and human dignity and a martyr advocate of the poor and marginalized."
The "Hope Monstrance," traveled in 2006 and 2007 to 140 churches across Louisiana and Mississippi to promote the city's Katrina recovery and the power of perpetual adoration.