HHS defends decision on funding trafficking victims program to Congress
Dec 02 2011
WASHINGTON – A U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops program aiding victims of human trafficking was denied funding after its administrators declined to propose alternatives to a government requirement that female victims receive “the full range of legally permissible gynecological and obstetric care,” a Department of Health and Human Services official told a congressional committee.
Poverty in the midst of plenty: Hunger persists in the United States
Nov 28 2011
WASHINGTON – As U.S. nutritionists cringe over the prospect of an overweight nation indulging in a two-month binge of “season’s eatings” - from Halloween candy to Thanksgiving dinners to Christmas feasts to New Year’s parties - there are millions of Americans who aren’t sure they’re going to get enough to eat this day or the next.
GOP senators seek information on how trafficking grants were awarded
Nov 14 2011
WASHINGTON – A group of Republican senators have asked Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for detailed information to justify the denial of a one-year grant to the U.S. Catholic bishops’ Migration and Refugee Services to aid foreign-born human trafficking victims.
Priests overjoyed and humbled by monsignor honors from pope
Oct 28 2011
Pope Benedict XVI has recognized the stellar ministry of three priests of the Archdiocese of Baltimore by conferring the title “monsignor” on two of them and raising a previously named monsignor to the highest rank of monsignor.
Gala puts a human face on Catholic education
Oct 24 2011
The sounds of a choir of Baltimore City Catholic schoolchildren and the Archbishop Curley High School drumline welcomed 1,100 formally dressed celebrants to the Baltimore Convention Center Oct. 22 for a gala dinner feting Catholic schools in the archdiocese.