Bishop Mario E. Dorsonville, a former auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Washington, was installed March 29 as the fifth bishop of Houma-Thibodaux, Louisiana.
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U.S. Church Leaders Offer Prayers for Pope Francis’ Recovery
Catholic Church leaders around the country offered prayers for Pope Francis following the Vatican’s March 29 announcement that he would be hospitalized in Rome’s Gemelli Hospital for a few days to treat a respiratory infection.
U.S. Bishops Urge Dept. of Education to Keep Rule Protecting Campus Religious Groups
In response to a proposal from the U.S. Department of Education to rescind religious freedom protection for faith-based organizations on public university campuses, deeming them unnecessary, the U.S. bishops have asked the agency to preserve the protection, which it calls “common sense.”
Catholic Immigration Advocates Protest Biden Administration’s Asylum Policies
Catholic leaders joined immigration advocates and representatives from other faiths on March 21 to protest at the U.S-Mexico border in Arizona, in front of the White House in Washington, and other locations around the country, speaking out against ongoing asylum restrictions at the U.S. border.
Medically Changing Person’s Sex Characteristics To Those of Opposite Sex ‘Not Morally Justified,’ Say Bishops
Surgical, chemical or other interventions that aim “to exchange” a person’s “sex characteristics” for those of the opposite sex “are not morally justified,” said the U.S. bishops’ doctrine committee in a statement released March 20.
Biden Issues Executive Order On Guns, Calls On Congress To Reduce Gun Violence
President Joe Biden announced March 14 he would sign an executive order aiming to increase the number of background checks on prospective gun buyers, as well as measures to promote red flag laws and the secure storage of firearms.
Diocese Launches Eucharistic Revival
The Diocese of Brooklyn will be fully participating in the nationwide Eucharistic Revival, with a whole host of activities over the next three years leading up to the National Eucharistic Congress set to take place in Indianapolis in 2024.
Haitian Apostolate’s Vice Director Pledges to Continue Bishop Sansaricq’s Vision
The vice director for the National Center of the Haitian Apostolate (NCHA) pledged to continue its mission of ministering to Haitian Catholics across the U.S. That was the vision of retired Auxiliary Bishop Guy Sansaricq, who died recently. The bishop helped create NCHA nearly three decades ago.
Bishop Sansaricq’s Goal: Bring Haitians Together
Right up to the end of his life, retired Auxiliary Bishop Guy Sansaricq was busy working on behalf of the Haitian community.
MRS Among U.S. Agencies Helping Resettle Afghan Translators, Interpreters
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and its Migration and Refugee Services “are proud to have the opportunity to welcome and assist those who have kept Americans safe in Afghanistan,” said the USCCB president and the chairman of the bishops’ migration committee July 30.