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Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, chair of the USCCB religious liberty committee

U.S. bishops say religious freedom protections in same-sex marriage bill are ‘insufficient’

Nov 17, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The nation’s Catholic bishops reaffirmed the Church’s teaching on marriage after a majority of U.S. Senators voted for a bill... Read more

Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, one of the venues for the 2024 National Eucharistic Congress.

Organizers of National Eucharistic Congress announce pilgrimage plans, major budget cut

Nov 17, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

The National Eucharistic Congress — the culmination of a three-year initiative by the U.S. bishops to inspire Eucharist belief —... Read more

Cameron Bertuzzi, a popular Protestant YouTube host, announced online on Nov. 17, 2022, that he is in the process of converting to Catholicism.

Popular Protestant YouTube host announces decision to convert to Catholicism

Nov 17, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Cameron Bertuzzi, a popular Protestant YouTube host, announced Thursday online that he is in the process of converting to Catholicism.  Read more

Longtime Channel 4 (WDIV-TV in Detroit) personality Chuck Gaidica speaks Oct. 27, 2022, at St. Stephen Church, part of Holy Trinity Parish in Port Huron, Michigan, about his recent reconversion to the Catholic faith of his youth. Gaidica, who spent many years as a nondenominational pastor in Detroit after his news days, said he was urged to return to the Church eight years ago by a woman at St. Stephen.

Detroit TV personality Chuck Gaidica’s ‘breaking news’: he’s returned to the Church

Nov 17, 2022

By Daniel Meloy

Chuck Gaidica has been in the TV business for more than 40 years, telling the stories of Detroiters as a... Read more

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Lay Catholic hospital chaplains look forward to newly-translated book of prayers for the sick

Nov 17, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The U.S. bishops are moving forward with plans to create a new resource for laypeople who work among the sick. Read more

Bishop Robert Barron at Calvary Cemetery in Rochester, Minnesota, where he led a reconsecration rite on Nov. 11, 2022.

Bishop Barron reconsecrates cemetery vandalized on Halloween

Nov 17, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

One or more vandals defaced Calvary Cemetery with obscene and satanic graffiti. Read more

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U.S. bishops decide to put off rewriting voting guide until after 2024 election

Nov 16, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell

“Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship” is meant to advise Catholic voters on how to apply Church teaching to the decisions... Read more

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Senate advances same-sex marriage bill amid religious freedom concerns

Nov 16, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The “Respect for Marriage Act,” if ultimately signed into law by President Joe Biden, would repeal the Defense of Marriage... Read more

Michelle Duppong, Cora Louise Evans, Mother Margaret Mary Healy-Murphy

U.S. bishops advance 3 women ‘transformed by God’s love’ toward sainthood

Nov 16, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The U.S. Catholic bishops voted to advance the causes for sainthood for three American women on Wednesday. Read more

Ukrainian Catholic Archbishop Borys Gudziak, archeparch of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia

U.S. Catholic bishops affirm support for Ukraine war with Russia

Nov 16, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell

Pledges of continued support following an impassioned speech by Archbishop Borys Gudziak of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia. Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles, California.

FULL TEXT: Archbishop Gomez calls for evangelizing response to secular age

Nov 16, 2022

By CNA Staff

Archbishop José H. Gomez gave an impassioned farewell address as USCCB president on Tuesday in Baltimore. Read more

Bishops Kevin Rhoades of Fort Wayne-South Bend (left), Michael Burbidge of Arlington (center), and Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City (right)

Bishops elect Burbidge pro-life chair; other votes signal no dramatic policy shifts

Nov 16, 2022

By Shannon Mullen, Katie Yoder

Bishop Michael Burbidge of Arlington, Virginia, was elected chair of the U.S. bishops’ pro-life committee Wednesday. Read more

Archbishop Timothy Broglio, the newly elected president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, meets with reporters in Baltimore on Nov. 15, 2022.

New USCCB president Broglio: I’d be happy to meet with Biden

Nov 15, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Archbishop Timothy Broglio also spoke on the connection between homosexuality and the clergy sex abuse crisis, and his relationship with... Read more

The March for Life in Washington, D.C., January 22, 2016.

Bishops’ pro-life chair lists 10 ways to build ‘culture of life’ post-Roe

Nov 15, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Archbishop William E. Lori encouraged his fellow bishops to practice radical solidarity with pregnant women and the unborn. Read more

Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the papal nuncio to the United States, addresses the U.S. bishops and their annual fall assembly on Nov. 15, 2022, in Baltimore.

Pope Francis wants an ‘evangelical church’ in the United States, papal nuncio says

Nov 15, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Archbishop Christophe Pierre said that the Holy Father desires the image of “a poor Church for the poor.” Read more

Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, the outgoing president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, speaking on Nov. 15, 2022, at the conference’s fall assembly in Baltimore.

Archbishop Gomez: The Eucharist ‘makes us one’

Nov 15, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The outgoing president of the U.S. Catholic bishops’ conference stressed the importance of the Eucharist during the spiritual trials of... Read more

Archbishop William E. Lori was elected vice president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on Nov. 15, 2022, in Baltimore.

Baltimore’s Archbishop Lori elected VP of bishops’ conference

Nov 15, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, one of the U.S. bishops’ strongest voices on the pro-life issue, was elected vice... Read more

Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio leads the Archdiocese for the Military Services.

Archbishop Timothy Broglio elected USCCB president 

Nov 15, 2022

By CNA Staff, Lauretta Brown

Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore was elected vice president. Read more

Michelangelo's The Creation of Eve, from the Sistine Chapel ceiling, c. 1510.

What Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel teaches us about God’s creation, woman and man

Nov 15, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Michelangelo’s artistic masterpiece broke new ground in portraying the dynamic creative acts of God, art historian Elizabeth Lev said. Read more

Then Archbishop Wilton Gregory at the 2020 Youth Rally and Mass for Life

Archdiocese of Washington cancels Youth Rally, Mass for Life held at March for Life events

Nov 15, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

According to a statement from the archdiocese, the Youth Rally and Mass for Life had been held for over 25... Read more