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The “USCCB Happenings,” newsletter from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, provides timely updates and free resources every other week, right in your inbox! Check out more content for the month of October, below. 
In the Spotlight: US Papal Visit Highlights
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Relive your favorite moments from Pope Francis’s historic visit to the United States on our video-on-demand page, and read the homilies and speeches he gave during his visit as well. 

Read his official speeches and homilies, and find liturgical texts, social media materials, catechetical resources, and more! 
Respect Life Program: Every Life Is Worth Living 
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The Respect Life Program begins anew each year on Respect Life Sunday, the first Sunday in October. The program is highlighted in liturgies and marked by special events. The USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities publishes new materials each year to call attention to numerous human life issues. These materials are especially helpful for priests, parish groups, schools, and other organizations, but are certainly suitable for individual use as well.
Call to Action: Syrian Refugee Crisis
 
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The political and humanitarian crisis in Syria is a serious concern for the Catholic Church and the bishops of the United States. In the past five years, at least four million Syrians have fled their country as a consequence of the civil war and the rise of ISIS, fleeing to Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, and Turkey, and many others have moved on to Europe with the hope of finding a place of peace and safety.

Pope Francis and the Catholic bishops have called on the US government and the international community to provide support to both Syrian refugees fleeing violence and to countries that have been at the forefront of this humanitarian effort. Click here to see how you can help.


Now Available—The New USA Catholic Church Mobile Solution
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The new free USA Catholic Church app is essential for Catholics, bringing you closer to the Church, and the Church closer to you. Check out some of the great features included and coming soon with the new USA Catholic Church app, here. 

The App Features All This and More:
• Daily scripture readings
• Live Catholic news
• English/Spanish capability
• News alerts, calls-to-action, events calendar
• Church finder by location, city, zip code 
• . . .much more!

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