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Archbishop Wenski named acting chair of bishops’ religious freedom efforts

WASHINGTON | Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski of Miami has been appointed the acting chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee for Religious Liberty. The appointment by Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, came June 22. He assumes leadership of the committee from Bishop George V. Murry of… Read more »

It will be a palmless Sunday at most U.S. parishes

WASHINGTON | Don’t expect any palms this Passion Sunday. And distribution of palms later in the year might not happen, either, according to Rita Thiron, executive director of the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions. There has been “a very large discussion” on the issues surrounding palms, Thiron told Catholic News Service, especially since for parishes,… Read more »

Step Up scholarships: Catholic leader, educational advocates applaud program

Catholic Schools Week

ORLANDO | The Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program recently came under fire in state and national news under the specter that funds from the program fuel private schools that discriminate against students who identify as LGBTQ — lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning. Two state representatives from Orlando argued that no private school that receives… Read more »

Miami archbishop says Florida shouldn’t follow Texas’ refugee stance

MIAMI | Refugees make an important impact in the United States and should not be denied resettlement as the Texas governor recently decided, said Miami Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski. The archbishop, writing in a letter to the editor posted online Jan. 16 for the Miami Herald, noted that Albert Einstein was a refugee and former… Read more »