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‘Gravely disappointed’: U.S. bishops respond to passage of the same-sex marriage act

Dec 1, 2022

By Peter Pinedo

Bishop Robert Barron authored a statement urging members of Congress to reject the “misnamed” Respect for Marriage Act passed by... Read more

People participate in a Jewish solidarity march across the Brooklyn Bridge on Jan. 5, 2020, in New York City.

U.S. bishops express outrage at increase in antisemitic attacks

Nov 29, 2022

By Peter Pinedo

The bishops called on Christians to join them in opposing acts of antisemitism, both online and in person, and in... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco

Exclusive interview: 7 questions for Archbishop Cordileone 

Nov 20, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco sat down with CNA for an interview during a break at the U.S.... Read more

The U.S. bishops met in Baltimore for their annual fall general assembly on Nov. 14-17, 2022.

9 key things the U.S. bishops did at their fall meeting in Baltimore

Nov 18, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell

Here’s a summary of key actions taken at the U.S.Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) fall plenary assembly. Read more

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

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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

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

A view of Baltimore's Basilica nestled amid the city's famed row houses

Why Baltimore? Here’s the reason U.S. bishops meet there every year

Nov 15, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Since 2006, the bishops’ fall assembly has been held in Baltimore. Read more

USCCB Fall Meeting 2021

10 things to look for at the U.S. bishops’ fall meeting this week

Nov 14, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell

The U.S. bishops will choose a new president and vice president and discuss their voting guide, eucharistic revival, and the... Read more

Pope Francis speaks to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Paul Pelosi after Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on June 29, 2022.

Archbishop Gomez condemns violence, prays for Paul Pelosi after attack

Oct 29, 2022

By CNA Staff

“I am deeply grieved over this violence,” USCCB President José Gomez said late Friday. Read more

Archbishop Lori delivers the homily at Mass for the bicentennial of the National Shrine of the Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Catholic bishops’ pro-life chair supports 15-week abortion ban nationwide

Sep 30, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The legislation, proposed by Graham in the Senate and Smith in the House on Sept. 13, would ban abortion after... Read more

Bishop Robert McElroy. CNA file photo.

Cardinal Robert McElroy: Newest (and youngest) American ‘red hat’ a kindred spirit of Pope Francis

Aug 26, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones, Carl Bunderson

The bishop of San Diego shares Pope Francis' passion for the plight of migrants, the homeless, and the environment. Read more

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Bishops urge passage of bill that would give same sentences to crack and powder cocaine offenders

Aug 11, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell

Legislation passed in the House of Representatives would eliminate a disparity in federal sentencing the bishops say has a disproportionate... Read more

Emergency room doctors.

Would proposed Biden rule force doctors to perform transgender surgeries and abortions? 

Jul 28, 2022

By Edie Heipel

If finalized, the updated rule could be utilized to compel hospitals and doctors receiving federal funds to conduct procedures many... Read more

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U.S. bishops call House bill that would offer free abortions ‘a grave evil’

Jul 18, 2022

By CNA Staff

The bill would expand abortion access rather than help women and children. Read more

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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