USCCB Pro-Life Chair Reflects on Advocacy Amid Gains and Setbacks

Bishop Michael F. Burbidge of Arlington, Virginia, the chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-life Activities took some time before the march got underway to speak with OSV about the continued importance of the March for Life a year and a half out from the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health which overturned Roe v. Wade and sent abortion policy back to the states.

US Bishops Affirm Abortion as Preeminent Political Concern

When it came time for a much-anticipated debate among the American bishops over a voting guide ahead of the 2024 election, the surprise may be that there wasn’t actually any contention. They simply voted to approve the agreed-upon materials in a 225 to 11 vote, with seven abstentions.

Bishops Hail Latest U.S. Refugee Admissions Move; Urge Consistency

The Biden administration’s announcement that it is increasing the number of refugees to the U.S. from Latin America and the Caribbean while decreasing the number allotted from Eastern Europe and Central Asia in the new fiscal year, received a mixed reaction from the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ migration committee.

Peter Paolo during his internship with the Holy See. (Photo: Courtesy of Peter Paolo)

Religious Internships Expose Young Catholics to Faith-Related Experiences

It will always be a point of pride for Peter Paolo that he interned at the United Nations headquarters this past summer. At age 22, he was able to overcome the initial awe he felt when he first walked into the hallowed halls of the famed intergovernmental peacekeeping organization and focus on holding down a job there.