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  • ‘Problematic’ or ‘prudential judgment’?: U.S. tax reform debated by Catholics
    NEW YORK — In the final moments before the House of Representatives voted to approve the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on Tuesday, Representative Nancy Pelosi of California, the House Democratic leader, took to the floor and cited the U.S. Catholic bishops in her closing arguments against the bill. Quoting ... read more
    Source: CruxPublished on 2017-12-21
  • President Should Work with Congress Toward Acceptable Tax Bill, Says U.S. Bishops Chairman
    WASHINGTON— After the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate passed The Tax Reform and Jobs Act, Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, drew attention to unacceptable problems that remain, and called on President ... read more
    Source: USCCBPublished on 2017-12-20
  • 2018 Catholic Social Ministry Gathering February 3-6, Will Focus on Racism, Environment, Immigration
    WASHINGTON—The 2018 Catholic Social Ministry Gathering will take place February 3-6, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC. The Gathering, organized by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and 16 collaborating organizations, attracts more than 500 participants from around the country and seeks to equip Catholic leaders ... read more
    Source: USCCBPublished on 2017-12-18
  • Giving Back on Thanksgiving
    Bob Reddy – Florida Catholic 12/9/17 Two parishes in the Diocese of Venice took the idea of Thanksgiving to another level this year by giving back to help others. St. John the Evangelist Parish in Naples took over the long-running Thanksgiving in the Park in Immokalee, where approximately 1,500 people ... read more
    Source: Bob Reddy Florida CatholicPublished on 2017-12-09
  • ‘Cities for Life’ seeks end to death penalty
    LEHIGH ACRES | The Diocese of Venice took part in the annual “Cities for Life” prayer vigil to end the death penalty Nov. 30, at St. Raphael Parish in Lehigh Acres, with a featured speaker who shared his firsthand experiences on death row before being exonerated. As part of the ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2017-12-08
  • Bishop lays out detailed policies for ‘morally acceptable’ tax reform
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a new letter to members of Congress, Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, outlined a sweeping package of changes in pending tax reform legislation to ensure the final bill is “morally acceptable.” Dewane, chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, ... read more
    Source: CruxPublished on 2017-12-06
  • Advance Final Tax Reform Bill Only if it Meets Key Moral Concerns, Says USCCB Chairman
    WASHINGTON— As Congress prepares to reconcile the House of Representatives and Senate tax reform bills, Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, insisted that "Congress should advance a final tax reform bill only if it ... read more
    Source: USCCBPublished on 2017-12-06
  • U.S. Bishops’ Subcommittee Awards Grants for 187 Projects in Latin America, Including Help for Migrants and Victims of Natural Disasters
    WASHINGTON—With the goal of strengthening and supporting the pastoral work of the Church in Latin America and the Caribbean, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Subcommittee on the Church in Latin America awarded nearly $3.2 million in grants for 183 pastoral projects in the region for 2018. These most ... read more
    Source: USCCBPublished on 2017-12-04
  • Following Senate tax vote, U.S. bishops urge congressional fix of “fundamentally flawed” bills
    NEW YORK — Following the U.S. Senate’s vote to move forward with a major overhaul of the tax system, the U.S. bishops labeled both the House and Senate bills as “fundamentally flawed” and urged congress to make major changes during the reconciliation process. The vote fell along party lines, with ... read more
    Source: CruxPublished on 2017-12-02
  • Congress Must Change Fundamentally Flawed Tax Policies in Final Bill, Says U.S. Bishops Chairman
    WASHINGTON— As the U.S. Senate passed its tax reform bill, Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, called for Congress to fix fundamentally flawed tax policies as the House of Representatives and Senate attempt to ... read more
    Source: USCCBPublished on 2017-12-02
  • Catholic leaders urge Trump to return U.S. to leading role on climate
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United States must resume its leadership role in addressing climate change, dozens of Catholic leaders wrote in a letter to President Donald Trump. “On behalf of people who are poor and vulnerable and future generations, we especially ask that you act based upon the best available ... read more
    Source: CruxPublished on 2017-11-19
  • U.S. bishops label House tax reform bill ‘deeply flawed’ and urge Senate fix
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following the passage of the House tax reform bill, Bishop Frank Dewane, head of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, labeled the bill as “deeply flawed” and called on the Senate to “pass a law that demonstrates that our nation prioritizes care for ... read more
    Source: CruxPublished on 2017-11-17
  • Irma rebuilding taking place
    Progress being made at parishes and schools NAPLES | If you were to enter the sanctuary of St. Elizabeth Seton church in Naples it would not reflect the sacred space that it is intended to be. Instead you will see pews taken apart and stacked, missing ceiling tiles and bare ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2017-11-17
  • Teens urged to ‘magnify the light of Christ’
    PUNTA GORDA | Put 2,000 Catholic teens together for a day, add motivational speakers and music, and the results were inspiring, as Diocesan youth were spiritually enriched to open themselves to the call of the Lord during the 2017 Diocese of Venice Youth Rally. At the Rally, the youth were ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2017-11-08
  • A tale of two towns
    Picking up after Hurricane Irma in Immokalee and Ave Maria Immokalee | Just seven miles of road and partially flooded farmland separate the towns of Immokalee and Ave Maria. But while Ave Maria advertises itself on its web site as “Southwest Florida’s newest hometown,” Immokalee is a poor farming community ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2017-10-17
  • Faith is at the heart of recovery
    NAPLES | Wearing play “hard hats” and showing a resilience that reflects their age, the students of St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School in Naples returned to their battered school Oct. 2 with smiles and an enthusiasm that was inspiring. With their parents in tow, the students started arriving at the ... read more
    Source: Florida CatholicPublished on 2017-10-03
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