Jan 30, 2014 - 12:05 am .- The U.S. bishops and other Catholic leaders in social services gave a mixed reaction to the advance of a farm bill in Congress, noting several areas of concern including funding cuts for food stamp programs.
Nov 12, 2013 - 07:25 am .- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has elected Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville as its next president, giving national prominence to a prelate with significant experience in Catholic social services.
Sep 15, 2013 - 07:01 am .- Catholic bishops have asked the U.S. House of Representatives to reject $40 billion in proposed cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the food stamp program.
May 11, 2013 - 01:04 pm .- The latest report on child protection in the U.S. Catholic Church found a total of 11 credible allegations of abuse of minors by diocesan clergy in 2012, with a 20 percent decrease in the numbers of new credible abuse allegations about incidents in the past 60 years.
May 3, 2013 - 11:34 am .- Church and public officials from Pennsylvania are saddened by the unexpected death of Bishop Joseph P. McFadden, who shepherded the Diocese of Harrisburg.
Apr 30, 2013 - 04:22 pm .- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has hired religious liberty attorney and mother of six Kim Daniels as spokesperson for conference president Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan.
Apr 30, 2013 - 12:03 am .- The U.S. bishops have responded to President Barack Obama's 2014 budget proposal with a call to give high priority to funding for those in need.
Apr 13, 2013 - 01:02 pm .- In a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry, a representative of the U.S. bishops' conference asked that the Obama Administration hasten to review and sign a treaty to decrease arms trade.
Jan 22, 2013 - 05:02 pm .- Church leaders across the U.S. expressed both grief and renewed determination on the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion throughout America.
Jan 22, 2013 - 04:04 am .- Prayers and penitential hearts must be at the foundation of efforts to restore a genuine respect for life in America, observed Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley of Boston.
Jan 15, 2013 - 11:29 am .- The U.S. bishops are inviting the faithful to participate in “Nine Days of Prayer, Penance and Pilgrimage” surrounding the 40th anniversary of legalized abortion throughout America.
Jan 10, 2013 - 05:03 pm .- A report by the U.S. bishops finds a positive relationship between Catholic universities in America and the Church, while encouraging continued cooperation and growth.
Nov 14, 2012 - 04:03 pm .- The U.S. bishops are reiterating their appeal to President Obama and the newly elected members of Congress to enact just and humane immigration reform within the coming year.
Nov 13, 2012 - 03:32 pm .- Bishops and Catholics must work to better deliver the Church's teaching on marriage in light of the recent U.S. elections, said Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York.
Nov 12, 2012 - 12:12 pm .- The mission of evangelization, which is critical to the calling of every bishop, must begin with penance and interior renewal, said Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, president of the U.S. bishops' conference.
Nov 8, 2012 - 12:09 pm .- At their upcoming general assembly, the U.S. bishops are slated to discuss the issues of how to preach more effectively, the use of new technology for evangelization, and the state of the economy.
Sep 27, 2012 - 12:04 am .- The U.S. bishops' chairman on pro-life issues invited Catholics to commemorate the forty-first annual Respect Life Month through prayer, education and advocacy.
Sep 17, 2012 - 03:10 pm .- President and CEO of Denver Catholic Charities, Dr. Jonathan Reyes, is honored to accept his new role as executive director of the U.S. bishops' Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development.
Sep 6, 2012 - 12:40 am .- A dissenting Catholic group believes that the First Amendment protection of religious freedom applies to personal decisions but does not allow people to apply their beliefs to every area of their lives.
Aug 15, 2012 - 12:03 am .- The U.S. bishops' point man on domestic justice issues has called for an economic renewal that places “working people and their families at the center of economic life.”