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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

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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

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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

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

Feb 19, 2021

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?

Feb 17, 2021

By Matt Hadro

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

Feb 10, 2021

By Matt Hadro

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

Feb 8, 2021

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

Feb 3, 2021

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

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

Feb 3, 2021

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

Jan 30, 2021

By Courtney Mares

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