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Photos of the Week: Nov. 21, 2022
U.S. bishops launch new approach to teaching the faith
This new outreach will involve catechetical publishers working directly with the USCCB on new ways to pass on the faith using digital tools and aiming to reach a more diverse church.
Bishops to elect new USCCB president, vice president at general assembly
The president and vice president are elected to three-year terms, which begin at the conclusion of this year’s general assembly.
Joe Towalski: ‘Civilize It’ pledge should guide our public conversations
“Engaging in respectful dialogue doesn’t mean compromising our convictions or commitment to the truth. But it does require us to love our neighbor as Christ instructed us and treat them with respect.”
Bishops OK 2020 budget; numbers inconclusive for 2021 assessment hike
The U.S. bishops voted to approve the budget for 2020 for their conference headquarters in Washington but did not register sufficient numbers to determine passage of a proposed 3% increase in the diocesan assessment for 2021.
U.S. bishops begin their ‘ad limina’ visits to Rome
The bishops of every diocese in the United States have prepared detailed reports on the life of the Catholic Church in their dioceses as part of their visits “to the threshold of the apostles.”
Century-old ‘Bishops’ Program’ highlights Labor Day statement
The 1919 “Bishops’ Program for Social Reconstruction” was showcased in this year’s Labor Day statement to demonstrate how so many of the issues the bishops touched upon a century ago in the wake of World War I’s end still resonate in improving the conditions of workers today.
Bishops welcome proposed rule on religious employers’ rights
The chairmen of three U.S. bishops’ committees Aug. 21 welcomed a proposed rule from the U.S. Department of Labor aimed at clarifying religious protections that may be invoked by federal contractors, including faith-based organizations.