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National Eucharistic Revival: Here's what you need to know

Jun 17, 2022

By CNA Staff

A multi-year initiative designed to inspire greater devotion to the Eucharist starts June 19. Read more

Msgr. Jeffrey Burrill

After 'hookup' scandal and 'extended leave,' Msgr. Burrill resumes ministry

Jun 17, 2022

By CNA Staff

Bishop William Callahan of La Crosse, Wisconsin, has appointed Burrill to serve in a local parish. Read more

A pro-life pregnancy center in Hollywood, Florida, was defaced with pro-abortion graffiti over Memorial Day Weekend 2022.

U.S. bishops urge action following church, pro-life pregnancy attacks

Jun 13, 2022

By CNA Staff

The bishops say “each of us must choose the path of peace and open our hearts to the love that... Read more

Bishop's mitre.

June assembly a chance for U.S. bishops to grow 'intellectually, pastorally, and spiritually'

Jun 13, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Every three years, the bishops set aside their usual June assembly business and focus instead on recollection and fraternity. Read more

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U.S. bishops urge prayer during Religious Freedom Week to combat abortion, church vandalism

Jun 8, 2022

By Maisy Sullivan

This year, the bishops are focusing on promoting a culture of life, with the theme "Life and Dignity for All." Read more

State troopers stand outside of Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24, 2022. - An 18-year-old gunman killed 14 children and a teacher at an elementary school in Texas on Tuesday, according to the state's governor, in the nation's deadliest school shooting in years.

Texas elementary school shooting: US Catholic bishops lament ‘epidemic of evil and violence’

May 25, 2022

By CNA Staff

The USCCB urged citizens to ‘implore our elected officials to help us take action.’ Read more

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Who are the 13 Catholic senators who voted for 'shameful' pro-abortion bill?

Mar 1, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Thirteen Catholic lawmakers in the U.S. Senate voted Monday in favor of a failed attempt to pass a sweeping new... Read more

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Synod snafu: The USCCB tweet Catholic Twitter can't stop talking about

Jan 11, 2022

By Shannon Mullen

No one ever said gathering constructive input from the world's 1 billion Catholics was going to be easy. But a... Read more

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House passes Build Back Better; bishops raise religious liberty, abortion objections

The U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed the Build Back Better Act Nov. 19, voting 220-213 to approve nearly $2... Read more

Photo credit: From left to right: Servants of God Charlene Marie Richard, Auguste Robert Pelafigue, and Joseph Ira Dutton

Meet 3 Servants of God who just advanced toward sainthood

Nov 17, 2021

By Katie Yoder

Three servants of God are advancing toward sainthood: a 12-year old diagnosed with cancer who offered up her suffering, a... Read more

Cardinal Roger Mahony.

Cardinal Mahony attacks fellow bishops in interview published by the Vatican News service ahead of USCCB vote

Nov 16, 2021

By Alejandro Bermudez

In an unusual interview published by Vatican News ahead of the U.S. bishops’ vote this week on the document titled... Read more

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) at a Capitol press briefing, Sept. 23, 2021.

Abortion funding a 'fundamental problem' in proposed federal budget, US bishops say

Nov 4, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

The presence of expanded taxpayer funding of abortion in the proposed federal budget is “completely unacceptable”, despite many worthy programs... Read more

Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City (Left) and Bishop James Wall of Gallup (Right) pray before the afternoon session of the 2019 USCCB General Assembly, June 12, 2019.

What’s in (and isn’t in) the bishops’ draft document on the Eucharist?

Nov 2, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

A draft text of the U.S. bishops’ forthcoming document on Eucharistic coherence does not make explicit mention of denying the... Read more

Hundreds of people processed with the Eucharist around a Denver abortion clinic during a 40 Days for Life event on Oct. 3, 2021.

Archbishop Cordileone ties Eucharistic reverence to respect for life

Oct 30, 2021

By Autumn Jones

In a new reflection, San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone identifies a common thread linking abortion, homelessness, and the urgent... Read more

Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki of Milwaukee.

Transgender students 'unknowingly' admitted to Catholic seminaries, archbishop warns

Sep 29, 2021

By Christine Rousselle, Joe Bukuras

Bishops should consider requiring DNA tests or physical examinations to ensure that all seminarians are biological men, said Archbishop Jerome... Read more

U.S. bishops meet at their fall general assembly in Baltimore, Maryland, in November 2019

USCCB approves drafting of Eucharist document, other action items

Jun 18, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops this week voted to move forward on several action items, including a draft of... Read more

A Eucharistic document: What the USCCB will be debating and voting on today

Jun 17, 2021

By Matt Hadro

On Thursday afternoon, the U.S. bishops are scheduled to debate and vote to begin drafting a teaching document on the... Read more

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Activists claim US bishops will vote to deny Biden Communion. Here's what their meeting will actually address.

Jun 11, 2021

By Matt Hadro

While some activists claim that the U.S. bishops will be voting next week on denying Communion to President Joe Biden,... Read more

Priest gives communion on the feast of the Holy Family in St. Peter's Basilica on Dec. 27, 2015.

‘Eucharistic consistency’: What the US bishops will discuss at their meeting next week

Jun 7, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The U.S. bishops next week will deliberate and vote on whether to draft a teaching document on the Eucharist –... Read more

Mar 21, 2021: Demonstrators in Portland denounce violence against Asian Americans after the Atlanta spa shootings. Credit: Tada Images/Shutterstock

USCCB condemns racist violence, prays for victims, after Atlanta shootings

Mar 22, 2021

The U.S. bishops’ conference denounced racism and violence following last week’s shootings in Atlanta that killed six Asian women.  Read more