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Climate march gives Catholics the chance to make voices heard
Smoke from the American Electric Power's coal-fired Mountaineer Power Plant, along the banks of the Ohio River in New Haven, W.Va., is seen in this file photo. Catholic News Service

Smoke from the American Electric Power's coal-fired Mountaineer Power Plant, along the banks of the Ohio River in New Haven, W.Va., is seen in this file photo. Catholic News Service

Hundreds of thousands are expected to travel to the nation’s capital April 29 to participate in the Peoples Climate Movement for Climate, Jobs and Justice – a grass-roots effort aiming to bring individuals and groups together to support environmental safeguards and economic equality.

“In the spirit of Pope Francis’s encyclical ‘Laudato Si,’ this is an opportunity for hope and unification across diverse interests and groups,” Joanne M. Carroll, associate professor in the College of Pharmacy and Health Science at St. John’s University in New York,  wrote in a letter distributed to Catholic organizations and dioceses in the past month.
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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Bishops, NJCC ask lawmakers to fund safe transport for all students
The Catholic bishops of New Jersey are continuing in their efforts to ensure that transportation for nonpublic school students is a priority for lawmakers in Trenton. More ...
Friday, April 21, 2017
Catholics to open April 29 climate march with Mass, prayer, Capitol Hill visits
WASHINGTON – Catholics participating in the  Peoples Climate Movement march in the nation’s capital will be able to pray at a Mass and visit their representatives on Capitol Hill as part of two days of activities. More ...
Thursday, April 6, 2017
U.S. bishop's committee chairman worries presidential order will keep U.S. from meeting emissions goals
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s executive order calling for a review of the Clean Power Plan jeopardizes environmental protections and moves the country away from a national carbon standard to help meet domestic and international goals to ease greenhouse gas emissions, said the chairman of a U.S. bishops’ committee. More ...
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Bishop O'Connell joins faith leaders in outreach to immigrant community

The fear that people are feeling is very real.

Such was the message heard by the roughly 200 people who attended an immigration workshop March 22 in St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton.

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Thursday, March 23, 2017
In new message, U.S. Catholics asked 'to accompany' migrants, refugees seeking better life
WASHINGTON – The U.S. bishops in a pastoral reflection released March 22 called all Catholics to do what each of them can “to accompany migrants and refugees who seek a better life in the United States.” More ...
Thursday, March 23, 2017



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