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Maryland legislators hear wrenching testimony on physician-assisted suicide
Feb 17 2017
The hearing lasted seven hours, with proponents and opponents trading emotional testimonies.

Counteract vitriol by toning it down, talking less, listening more, pope says
Feb 17 2017
“It necessary to tone it down a bit, to talk less and listen more,” the pope told students and others at Rome Tre University.

Archbishop Lori and other USCCB leaders urge Trump to protect religious liberty
Feb 17 2017
Catholic Church leaders in a Feb. 16 statement said they were encouraged that President Donald Trump may be considering an executive order to protect religious freedom.

Catholics make their voices heard in Annapolis
Feb 16 2017
“This is the kind of opportunity where we can build bridges,” Archbishop William E. Lori said.

Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop Lori urge Congress to pass conscience protections for health care providers
Feb 11 2017
"The Conscience Protection Act will address the deficiencies that block effective enforcement of existing laws," Cardinal Dolan and Archbishop Lori said.

Maryland lawmakers hear testimony on paid sick leave
Feb 10 2017
Mary Ellen Russell, executive director of the Maryland Catholic Conference, said the bill allows people to "balance their work with the needs they have at home."

Bishop Vasquez welcomes federal appeals court ruling on refugee ban
Feb 10 2017
“We remain steadfast in our commitment to resettling refugees and all those fleeing persecution,” Austin Bishop Joe S. Vasquez said.

New gender policy won’t affect Catholic Scouting units, says committee
Feb 08 2017
The Boy Scouts of America’s new policy to accept members based on their gender identity will have no impact on Scouting units sponsored by the Catholic Church, said the National Catholic Committee on Scouting.

Cardin, CRS denounce refugee ban, vow to fight
Feb 06 2017
“The American people really don’t understand the refugee program,” Sen. Cardin said. “They have to understand who these people are.”

Bishops launch letter campaign urging Trump to protect religious freedom
Feb 03 2017
Saying “religious freedom in America has suffered years of unprecedented erosion,” the U.S. Catholic bishops have posted an online letter for Catholics to send to President Donald Trump urging him to sign an executive order promoting religious freedom.