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– Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, U.S. Catholic Bishops (November 2007)


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Catholic Advocacy Day is Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015

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Virginia Bishops' statement on U.S. Supreme Court's refusal to take up marriage case

Bishops Loverde and DiLorenzo express "deep disappointment" in decision that allows same-sex marriages to take place. (Statement en Espanol)


Protect vulnerable unaccompanied child refugees

Tell Congress safety of children must come first


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