Articles tagged: usccb

9 Official Guidelines Outlining the Social Responsibility of Catholic Hospitals

Philosophy Theology

SPL Staff • July 26th, 2014

Listers, the following are official guidelines given to Catholic healthcare systems by the United States Council of Catholic Bishops ("USCCB"). These are the first nine directives out of a total of seventy-two guiding everything from employment opportunities to contraception. The first nine... Read More →

Fasting and Abstinence: 6 Basic Questions and Answers on Lent

Theology

SPL Staff • February 18th, 2013

Listers, Lent is a penitential season within Holy Mother Church and all Catholics are called to participate. For various reasons there is always a spectre of confusion around the time of Lent regarding the requirements of fasting and abstinence asked of all Catholics pursuant to Canon Law. Since... Read More →

10 Official Catholic Goals For American Politics

Theology

SPL Staff • April 9th, 2012

Listers, the following political goals are promoted directly from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. In the 2011 USCCB document entitled Faithful Citizenship, the US Bishops give ten goal for Catholic political life inside the United States. For Catholics living in a democracy,... Read More →

I STAND WITH THE CATHOLIC CHURCH: 10 Graphics In Defense of the Church

Life & Leisure Theology

SPL Staff • February 10th, 2012

Listers, the HHS mandate has jolted the soporific Catholic Church in America into action. We are at war. We are in a multi-front conflict that cannot be reduced to violations of religious liberty. The Church is calling the faithful to stand against the scourge of abortion, the unnatural and... Read More →

New Missal Roundup: 10 News Articles on the New Translation

Editorials

SPL Staff • November 28th, 2011

**Grievous faults, spirits, and parishioners pronouncing consubstantial, the new translation of the mass is here in all its divine and human elements. The following is but a brief sampling of the media's reaction. ** Vatican Radio: Commentary on the New English Translation FATHER DWIGHT... Read More →

The 7 Themes of Catholic Social Teaching

Philosophy Theology

SPL Staff • November 8th, 2011

Listers, paragraphs 40-62 of the USCCB's document on Faithful Citizenship address the supporting role of Catholic Social Teaching in Catholic political action. Catholic Social Teaching grants Catholics a philosophical and moral platform, upon which they may have well-ordered political... Read More →

15 Questions: Official US Catholic Guide to Voting

Philosophy Theology

SPL Staff • November 6th, 2011

Listers, the USCCB has released Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship: A Call to Political Responsibility from the Catholics Bishops of the United States.1 Before we begin, there are a few points of note. The first being the principle questions have either been reworded or added in order... Read More →
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