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Gun Violence: A Call For Constructive Dialogue

This week, President Obama raised the need for this nation to address gun violence. The manner in which this Administration and Congress have confronted this issue in the past has proven to be ineffective. What is needed is a constructive dialogue about the violence that is taking so many innocent lives and crippling our society. It is past time for this nation and this Congress to come to grips with the violence that is growing in our nation. With regard to gun control, we must as a nation find the right balance between the common […]

Peace For Syria

Saturday, President Obama announced his decision to take military action against Syria.  Thankfully, he also announced his decision to seek approval of Congress for such action. Yesterday, our Holy Father, Pope Francis made a passionate appeal for peace for the people of Syria. As the people of this nation, we need to do two things (minimally.)  First, we would do well to heed Pope Francis’ appeal for prayer and fasting in an effort to secure this seemingly illusive peace in Syria.  Second, we have a short window of opportunity to appeal to our national representatives.  Please, […]

Letter To Priests, Deacons, Religious and Parishioners Regarding HHS Mandate

    Dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ:  As you are most undoubtedly aware, on January 20, 2012, the Department of Health and Human Services announced its decision not to expand the unacceptably narrow “religious employer” exemption to its mandate that virtually all health insurance plans must include, as so-called “preventive services” sterilizations, abortifacients, and contraception.  Since that time, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and I began immediately preparing to meet this challenge.  The Bishops’ Conference committee on Religious Liberty is actively engaged in planning a nation-wide response on a number of levels.  […]

By Daniele Zedda • 18 February


By Daniele Zedda • 18 February

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