The United States Catholic Conference of Bishops (USCCB),and all Bishop Conferences are expressed by Church Law.
Can. 447 A conference of bishops, a permanent institution, is a group of bishops of some nation or certain territory who jointly exercise certain pastoral functions for the Christian faithful of their territory in order to promote the greater good which the Church offers to humanity, especially through forms and programs of the apostolate fittingly adapted to the circumstances of time and place, according to the norm of law.
The website for the USCCB is a wonderful tool for all Christians, especially Catholics. The site provides a world of resources to help men and women grow in their faith lives. The Bishops provide teaching and guidance on how to grow closer to Christ as we grow closer to our sisters and brothers throughout the world, and in our own parishes. Below are just a few of the many news stories and articles that the USCCB provide for us through their website.
We encourage all of our members to click on the links below to learn more about the USCCB website and its gift for us in responding to the Church’s Call to Action.
Our Hibernian brothers and sisters, both in Ireland and in America, have always sought the freedom to practice their Catholic Faith. This includes the freedom to worship our Lord, but it means so much more. Our Catholic Faith has been a beacon of Hope for the Irish during the darkest hours of history. The Cross of Christ has brought, not only salvation to the world, but it has brought confidence and encouragement to the Irish as they faced great persecution during the early days of our nation’s history. The devotion of Irish immigrants to their Faith life helped to build America and manifest the guarantee of Religious Liberty articulated in the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States. The price of all freedom, including religious liberty, is eternal vigilance. As Hibernians and Faithful Catholics, we must stand up for our Liberties.
The USCCB has a deep interest in legislation and policies that impact the religious liberty of both individuals and institutions. In particular, the USCCB supports legislation that prevents government intrusion into religious doctrine, worship, governance or practice, as well as legislation that facilitates appropriate collaborations between public and religious entities.
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MARRIAGE/ THE UNION OF MAN AND WOMAN – A GIFT FROM GOD
The Church calls all people of good will to stand and protect the sanctity of Marriage and the Family. The second week of February is designated National Marriage Week by the USCCB. The Church wishes to support and empower Christian Marriages to be able to live out the commitment that their love has called them to. There are many wonderful resources for couples and families that can help them deepen their love for each other and for God who is Love.
“Among the many blessings that God has showered upon us in Christ is the blessing of marriage, a gift bestowed by the Creator from the creation of the human race…”
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