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A pregnant Albanian woman lies on a bed while doctor looks at the foetus on a monitor as he carries out a sonogram on April 20, 2015 in Tirana. Selective abortions remain a common practise in Albania and several Balkan countries, where an imbalance between boys and girls at birth …

U.S. Bishops Push Congress to Pass ‘Conscience Protection Act’

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is urging Catholics to press U.S. legislators to pass the Conscience Protection Act, which would ensure that health care personnel and others could not be coerced into participating in actions such as abortion that violate their moral conscience.

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Catholic Bishop Encourages Donald Trump: Welcome Immigrants Without Sacrificing Security

In his statement, USCCB Migration Chairman Bishop Eusebio Elizondo offered Trump his support “for all efforts to work together to promote the common good, especially those to protect the most vulnerable among us.” At the same time, Elizondo offered “a special word to migrant and refugee families living in the United States: be assured of our solidarity and continued accompaniment as you work for a better life.”

President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Joseph Edward Kurtz, Supreme Knight of Knights of Culumbus Carl Anderson and Cardinal Marc Ouellet attend a conference on the canonization of Junipero Serra in light of 'Ecclesia in America' on May 2, 2015 at the Pontifical North American College in …

SCOTUS Immigration Ruling a ‘Huge Disappointment’ Say U.S. Catholic Bishops

In a strongly worded statement, the chairman of the Committee on Migration of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has denounced Thursday’s Supreme Court decision that blocked the Obama administration’s executive action to shield more than 4 million illegal immigrants from deportation, calling it a “huge disappointment.”

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Catholic Schools Join Protest Against Common Core

The plummeting popularity of the Common Core standards has extended to Catholic schools in the United States—about half of which were signed onto the nationalized standards by their bishops despite a push back from many Catholic educators and theologians.