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Report outlines ‘dangers, harms’ assisted suicide laws pose to disabled

WASHINGTON | The National Council on Disability said in a new study that “the dangers and harms” physician-assisted suicide laws present to people with disabilities “appear to be as significant today” as they were in 1997 and 2005, when the council earlier analyzed the harms of such laws. “NCD’s concerns, then and now, stem from… Read more »

Polls show support for conscience protections for health care workers

WASHINGTON | An overwhelming majority of Americans — 83% — said they support conscience protection rights for health care professionals because they should not be forced to perform procedures against their moral beliefs. Ninety-one percent of faith-based health care professionals said they need conscience protections and would rather stop practicing medicine altogether than be forced… Read more »

Century-old ‘Bishops’ Program’ highlights Labor Day statement

WASHINGTON | The 1919 “Bishops’ Program for Social Reconstruction” was showcased in this year’s Labor Day statement to demonstrate how so many of the issues the bishops touched upon a century ago in the wake of World War I’s end still resonate in improving the conditions of workers today. “It is worth revisiting the ‘Bishops’… Read more »

Bishops: New green card rule undermines family unity

Washington D.C., | The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has voiced opposition to a new “public charge” policy that could deny visas and green cards to immigrants who use, or are deemed likely to use, various public welfare programs such as food stamps, Medicaid, or housing assistance. The rule was announced on August 12… Read more »

Texas, New Mexico dioceses unite in prayer after El Paso shooting

WASHINGTON |The Catholic dioceses of El Paso, Texas, and neighboring Las Cruces, New Mexico, have joined in prayer after an August 3 mass shooting in a mall left several dead and many injured. “Our prayers are with our neighboring city of El Paso and everyone affected by the active shooter situation near Cielo Vista and… Read more »

Bishop leads Rosary on Immaculate Conception

Fort Myers | For the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary several pro-life activities took place. Bishop Frank J. Dewane led the praying of the rosary at a prayer vigil in Fort Myers and that day many Parishes held National Night of Prayer for Life observances. Bishop Dewane led everyone in… Read more »

Bishop celebrates Mass for Poor Clare Sisters

FORT MYERS BEACH | Profoundly thanking the Sisters for their presence in the Diocese of Venice, Bishop Frank J. Dewane celebrated a Mass for the Poor Clare Sisters at San Damiano Monastery of St. Clare on Fort Myers Beach. The Mass was celebrated Aug. 11, the feast of St. Clare, the foundress of the Poor… Read more »

Catholic death penalty opponents praise pope’s catechism revision

WASHINGTON | Joining other Catholic death penalty opponents, the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ domestic policy committee praised the Aug. 2 announcement that Pope Francis had ordered a revision of the Catechism of the Catholic Church calling the death penalty “inadmissible.” Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic… Read more »

Lent offers new opportunity to change one’s heart

NAPLES | Lent is a time to allow one’s heart to be touched and changed by the loving embrace of the Lord. This was the message of Bishop Frank J. Dewane during an Ash Wednesday Mass at St. William Parish in Naples. Bishop Dewane encouraged the faithful to take the time in this Lenten Season… Read more »