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USCCB president Cardinal Daniel DiNardo in Vatican City in October, 2015.

U.S. bishops announce new abuse-prevention measures and call for McCarrick investigation

Sep 19, 2018

The reforms include the establishment of an independent reporting mechanism to receive complaints against bishops, and the development of a... Read more

Pope Francis meets with Archbishop Jose Gomez, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, Cardinal Sean Sean O'Malley, and Msgr Brian Bransfield at the Vatican, Sept. 13, 2018.

Cardinal DiNardo calls meeting with pope lengthy, fruitful

Sep 13, 2018

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo has called a Sept. 13 meeting between Pope Francis and leaders from the Church in United States... Read more

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo. CNA file photo.

Cardinal DiNardo and USCCB officials to meet with Pope Francis

Sep 11, 2018

The director of the Vatican’s press office has confirmed that Pope Francis will meet with the president of the U.S.... Read more

Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark moderates a panel at the 2018 World Meeting of Families.

Cardinal Tobin appointed to youth synod, USCCB confirms

Aug 25, 2018

The U.S. bishops’ conference has confirmed that Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark has been appointed by Pope Francis to participate... Read more

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo. CNA file photo.

US bishops invite Vatican investigation into McCarrick scandal

Aug 16, 2018

By Courtney Mares

 The U.S. bishops’ conference called for a Vatican-led investigation into allegations of sexual abuse and cover-ups surrounding Archbishop Theodore McCarrick,... Read more

Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, D.C.

Cardinal Wuerl lays out plan for lay involvement in bishops' accountability

Aug 13, 2018

By Ed Condon

Cardinal Donald Wuerl has laid out his vision for lay participation in new oversight structures as part of the ongoing... Read more

Sen. Marco Rubio.

USCCB: We 'encourage and welcome' family leave bills

Aug 4, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

The U.S. bishops’ conference praised legislative efforts to secure family leave policies, after a Senate bill was introduced that would... Read more

Pope Francis at the General Audience in St. Peter's Square, May 2, 2018.

US bishops welcome change to Catechism on death penalty

Aug 3, 2018

Bishops across the US have welcomed the modification made to the Catechism of the Catholic Church saying the Church teaches... Read more

Cardinal Daniel N. DiNArdo, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Cardinal DiNardo: 'Grave moral failures of judgment' about McCarrick allegations

Aug 1, 2018

Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo has issued a strongly worded statement addressing the “grievous moral failure” in the Church revealed by... Read more

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo during the Synod of Bishops on October, 2015.

American Bishop-Delegates Confirmed for Youth Synod

Jul 21, 2018

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) announced Monday that Pope Francis has ratified the selection of five bishops... Read more

A young woman waits with her child by the train station in Belgrade, Serbia.

US bishops conference approves project funding for Africa, Eastern Europe

Jul 18, 2018

Subcommittees at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops have approved more than $6 million for pastoral projects in Africa and... Read more

Families at the US-Mexican border.

USCCB supports judge’s ruling for detained asylum seekers

Jul 11, 2018

By Perry West

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops applauded a recent federal ruling that barred the Trump administration from detaining asylum... Read more

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo.

DiNardo: Roe v. Wade support is not good litmus test for Supreme Court justices

Jul 6, 2018

The U.S. Senate should not use a nominee’s stance on Roe v. Wade as a litmus test on suitability for... Read more

US bishops add directives for Catholic hospitals on mergers, collaboration

Jun 27, 2018

By Mary Farrow

Catholic health care must remain Catholic, even in instances of collaborations or mergers with non-Catholic institutions, say new directives from... Read more

In Florida, bishops' 'Faithful Citizenship' debate heats up

Jun 14, 2018

By Carl Bunderson

What some expected would be a brisk vote to provide supplementary videos and a statement on political life turned out... Read more

Cardinal DiNardo: New US asylum policy erodes the right to life

Jun 13, 2018

By Carl Bunderson

At the opening of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ general assembly on Wednesday, the conference president issued a statement... Read more

What to expect when the USCCB heads to a Florida beach this week

Jun 11, 2018

By JD Flynn

The bishops of the United States will meet in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., this week, less than one mile from A1A-Beachfront... Read more

Demonstrators from Teens for Gun Reform, an organization of students in the Washington DC area created in the wake of February's school shooting in Parkland, Fla.

Bishops call for ‘common-sense gun measures’ after Florida school shooting

Mar 5, 2018

In the aftermath of the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. that killed 17... Read more

Bishops urge calls for DACA protections

Feb 26, 2018

The US bishops’ conference has designated today, Feb. 26, 2018, as “National Call-in Day for the Protection of Dreamers.”  Read more

USCCB praises disaster relief policy for churches

Feb 9, 2018

The USCCB issued a statement Friday praising the early morning passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act, which, in addition to... Read more