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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

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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

George Weigel.

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

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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

Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas.

Archbishop Naumann: COVID-19 vaccine morally licit, but not obligatory for Catholics

Catholics are not morally obliged to take the coronavirus vaccine and should appeal to the Holy Spirit for wisdom, Archbishop... Read more

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Catholic US bishops approve use of COVID-19 vaccines with 'remote connection' to abortion

The United States bishops' conference has said that Catholics can take two of the three available COVID-19 vaccines, even though... Read more

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

Analysis: Will Gregory’s ‘dialogue’ with Biden undermine USCCB?

Archbishop Wilton Gregory has committed himself to working with the president-elect’s administration. But the soon-to-be cardinal’s pledge could put him in... Read more

Bishop Thomas Daly. CNA file photo.

Bishop Daly: Catholic schools should embrace faith, never compromise

The U.S. bishops’ new chairman for Catholic education says he hopes to bring his experience as a Catholic school teacher... Read more