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USCCB, CRS to host online discussion on legislative priorities

February 08, 2013

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Catholic Relief Services have announced that they will host an online discussion devoted to social ministry and legislative priorities.

The discussion, which will take place on February 15, follows the Catholic Social Ministry Gathering, which begins on February 10 at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park hotel. Speakers at the gathering include Cardinal Seán O’Malley of Boston, Father James Martin of America magazine, and Mark Shields and David Brooks of PBS.

The online discussion offers “an opportunity to hear about the Church’s priority messages from the Catholic Social Ministry Gathering in support of programs that protect human life and dignity.” Participants will offer the opportunity to “ask questions and engage in dialogue.”


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  • Posted by: chasann113163 - Feb. 10, 2013 1:57 PM ET USA

    I agree with unum, I believe the Bishops need to lead the Catholic faithful and stop trying to find a way to satisify a politically correct society.

  • Posted by: unum - Feb. 09, 2013 7:32 AM ET USA

    When are we going to talk about spiritual priorities, like the Year of Faith and the New Evangelization? Just asking ... It seems that the hierarchy of the American Church always has time for politics, but they never have the time for spirituality. The Catholic laity has plenty of "teaching" about politics from the secular media, but we are yearning for information of our spiritual life. Sadly, the U.S. Church never has enough time to teach as Jesus did!