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Pope Francis Accepts Resignation of Auxiliary Bishop John Dooher of Archdiocese of Boston

 WASHINGTON—Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of the Most Reverend John Anthony Dooher from the Office of Auxiliary Bishop of Archdiocese of Boston. Bishop Dooher has reached the retirement age for bishops of 75.The resignation was publicized in Washington on June 30, 2018, by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States.

Most Reverend John Dooher was born May 3, 1943 in Dorchester, MA. He attended St. John's Seminary and was ordained to the priesthood on May 21, 1969. He was assigned to St. Francis Xavier Parish in Weymouth and served as chaplains at South Shore Hospital and the South Weymouth Naval Air Station until 1974. 

From 1974 to 1991, Most Reverend Dooher served at St. Augustine Church in South Boston.  From 1991 to 1996, Bishop Dooher served at St. Vincent de Paul Church and Ss. Peter and Paul Church. He was then named pastor of St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Dedham in 1996. On October 12, 2006, Most Reverend Dooher was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Boston and Titular Bishop of Theveste by Pope Benedict XVI.

The Archdiocese of Boston is comprised of 2,465 square miles in the state of Massachusetts and has a total population of 4,155,875 of which 1,944,906 or 46.8 percent are Catholic.

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Keywords: U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, USCCB, Pope Francis, Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio, Bishop John Dooher, Archdiocese of Boston.

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Media Contact:

Judy Keane

202-541-3200

 

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U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Delegation to Visit Diocese of Brownsville with Press Conference Immediately Following

WASHINGTON—On Monday, July 2, a delegation of bishops led by Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, will be visiting the Diocese of Brownsville, Texas.  More information on the bishops' delegation will be released as details are finalized.

The bishops will then hold a press conference to offer reflections on engagements with the Catholic community, U.S. government officials and Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley organizations on the issue of family separation. The press conference will be held at the Basilica of Our Lady of San Juan del Valle - National Shrine in San Juan, Texas at 6pm.

WHAT:   Press Conference with U.S. Bishops Visiting Delegation on Family Separation

WHEN:   Monday, July 2, 6pm CDT

WHERE:  

Basilica of Our Lady of San Juan del Valle – National Shrine
400 N Virgen de San Juan Blvd
San Juan, TX 78589

Pre-registration for the press conference is required. Please contact:

Judy Keane
Director, Office of Public Affairs
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
jkeane@usccb.org
202-541-3200

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Chairman of U.S. Bishops Committee on Domestic Justice & Human Development Expresses Disappointment in SCOTUS Ruling on Janus v. AFSCME

WASHINGTON—Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, expressed disappointment in today's Supreme Court decision on Janus v. AFSCME. The 5-4 decision struck down an Illinois law that required non-union workers to pay fees that go to collective bargaining, overturning a 1977 law that required employees to pay "fair share" fees.

Bishop Dewane's full statement follows:

"It is disappointing that today's Supreme Court ruling renders the long-held view of so many bishops constitutionally out-of-bounds, and threatens to 'limit the freedom or negotiating capacity of labor unions.' Caritas in Veritate, no. 25. By reading the First Amendment to invalidate agency fee provisions in public-sector collective bargaining agreements, the Court has determined—nationwide, and almost irrevocably—that all government work places shall be "right-to-work." Now that such agency fee agreements are outlawed, state and federal legislators should explore alternative means "for the promotion of workers' associations that can defend their rights." Caritas in Veritate, no.25."

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Keywords: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, USCCB, Bishop Frank J. Dewane, Domestic Justice and Human Development, Janus v. AFSCME., Caritas in Veritate, no.25, labor unions, First Amendment, "right-to-work".

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Media Contact:

Judy Keane

202-541-3200


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