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

USCCB approves drafting of Eucharist document, other action items

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

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

USCCB fall 2019 general assembly

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

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

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

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

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USCCB: Equality Act would ‘punish’ religious groups opposed to gender ideology

The U.S. bishops’ conference (USCCB) has come out in opposition to the Equality Act, which was introduced in the U.S.... Read more

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What happened to the USCCB working group on Biden?

A source at the U.S. bishops’ conference (USCCB) has disputed the notion that a special working group formed to deal... Read more

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Analysis: The communion controversy could be far greater than just pro-abortion politicians

As U.S. bishops debate whether to deny Communion to unrepentantly pro-abortion Catholic politicians, there is a larger conversation happening that... Read more

Bishop James Wall of Gallup says Mass ad orientem at Sacred Heart Cathedral.

US bishops adjust liturgical translation following concern of CDW

The US bishops' conference last week decreed that in the translation of the conclusion of collects in the Roman Missal,... Read more

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U.S. bishops: COVID relief should protect the vulnerable, including the unborn

U.S. bishops are asking that the next COVID relief bill include “life-affirming policies” and reject abortion funding.  Read more

Migrants from Central America cross the US-Mexico border to seek asylum in the United States.   Credit: Mike Hardiman/Shutterstock

U.S. bishops praise Biden’s ‘humane’ actions on immigration

The U.S. bishops’ conference welcomed President Joe Biden’s immigration actions on Wednesday, while one Catholic group decried the continuance of... Read more

Pope Francis with Archbishop Blase Cupich of Chicago on Sept. 2, 2015. Credit: Vatican Media/CNA.

Pope Francis meets with Cardinal Cupich after Biden inauguration statement dispute

Pope Francis met with Cardinal Blase Cupich on Saturday, 10 days after the cardinal publicly criticized the U.S. bishops’ official... Read more

U.S. bishops deplore Biden's 'grevious' repeal of pro-life policies

Leading U.S. bishops decried President Biden’s repeal of pro-life policies on Thursday.  Read more

Cardinal Blase Cupich.

George Weigel: Cardinal Cupich’s criticisms of Archbishop Gomez are baseless

Archbishop Jose Gomez, president of the U.S. bishops' conference, showed courage in releasing a statement on the day of President... Read more

US bishops urge Biden to reject abortion rights after 'deeply disturbing' statement

President Joe Biden’s statement backing legal abortion on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade drew swift reaction from the U.S.... Read more

Knights of Columbus Supreme Knight Carl Anderson speaks with CNA in Rome, June 26, 2014.

Knights of Columbus affirm Archbishop Gomez' 'balanced and prophetic statement' on inauguration

The head of the Knights of Columbus on Wednesday expressed gratitude for the “balanced and prophetic” statement issued by the... Read more

Rome, Italy - June 28, 2013: Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, of San Francisco, in Rome on June 28

Archbishop Cordileone prays for Biden, states his support for USCCB president

The Archbishop of San Francisco on Wednesday stated his support for the U.S. bishops’ conference (USCCB) president, who had noted... Read more

UPDATED: US bishops release prepared statement on Biden inauguration

As Joe Biden is inaugurated Wednesday as president of the United States, the U.S. bishops had prepared a statement saying... Read more

Cuban Flag.

US bishops disagree with designation of Cuba as terrorism sponsor

The US bishops’ chair for international justice and peace has expressed his disagreement with the State Department’s return of Cuba... Read more