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Archbishop Jose Gomez at a June 11 press conference.

Church must be present to migrants and refugees, USCCB leaders say

Jun 11, 2019

By Matt Hadro

The Church needs to be present to migrants and refugees in the U.S. who are facing detention or deportation, and... Read more

Msgr Walter Erbi, chargé d'affaires at the apostolic nunciature in Washington, delivers the remarks of Archbishop Christophe Pierre to the USCCB Spring General Assembly in Baltimore, June 11, 2019.

Nuncio recommends synodality, 'walking together' to US bishops

Jun 11, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops 2019 Spring General Assembly kicked off in Baltimore Tuesday with a brief address... Read more

Anita Raines, chair of the National Advisory Council, addresses the USCCB Spring General Assembly in Baltimore, Md., June 11, 2019.

Lay advisers urge US bishops to press for release of McCarrick documents

Jun 11, 2019

By Matt Hadro

Advisory bodies to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops called Tuesday for the bishops to urge the Holy See to... Read more

Bishop Michael Bransfield. CNA file photo.

Bishops to return 'gifts' from West Virginia's Bishop Bransfield

Jun 10, 2019

Several bishops and other Church leaders have said they will return money given to them by retired West Virginia Bishop... Read more

USCCB to discuss abuse crisis and future priorities at Baltimore meeting

Jun 10, 2019

The U.S. bishops’ conference will convene in Baltimore this week, to discuss the ongoing clerical sexual abuse crisis, and to... Read more

The USCCB autumn General Assembly in Baltimore, Md., Nov. 12, 2018.

Analysis: Bp. Bransfield, the USCCB, and the Holy Spirit

Jun 6, 2019

By JD Flynn

The U.S. bishops arrive in Baltimore next week for their second plenary meeting in the year of serious crisis that... Read more

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo. CNA file photo.

‘Much progress still needed’ DiNardo says as bishops release child protection report

May 31, 2019

The United States bishops’ conference has released its annual report on the protection of children.  Read more

Demonstrators from Georgetown University outside the 2018 USCCB Fall General Assembly in Baltimore.

Analysis: Is Pope Francis' new abuse plan the answer Catholics are looking for?

May 9, 2019

By JD Flynn

Pope Francis, the “pope of surprises,” lived up to his nickname this morning, by releasing a comprehensive canonical plan to... Read more

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo at the USCCB autumn General Assembly in Baltimore, Nov. 12, 2018. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)

'Our country should be better than this' says DiNardo after synagogue attack

Apr 29, 2019

The president of the U.S. Bishops’ Conference has condemned the shooting at a synagogue near San Diego on April 27,... Read more

Don’t deport people who don’t deserve it, Catholic bishops tell Senate

Apr 11, 2019

American residents deserve permanent legal protection from deportation and a pathway to citizenship if they came to the U.S. as... Read more

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo.

Cardinal DiNardo hospitalized after 'mild stroke'

Mar 16, 2019

The president of the U.S. bishops’ conference was hospitalized March 15 after suffering a mild stroke, according to a statement... Read more

Why the USCCB is speaking out against payday loan rule rollbacks

Feb 19, 2019

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Feb. 14 officially proposed to rescind a rule to protect borrowers from predatory lending,... Read more

President Donald Trump, pictured at a press conference in 2018.

Bishops 'deeply concerned' by Trump border emergency declaration

Feb 15, 2019

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a statement Feb. 15 opposing President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national... Read more

Customs and Border Protection Revenue Division.

Border security compromise may prevent new shutdown

Feb 12, 2019

Congressional leaders hope to have avoided a further partial government shutdown after reaching an agreement on a budget that includes... Read more

Archbishop William Lori.

Lori laments racism in American society and Church

Jan 22, 2019

Archbishop William Lori has issued a major pastoral reflection on the subject of racism in American society and the Church... Read more

Catholics attending Mass. Stock photo/Shutterstock

U.S. Catholics losing trust in clergy, survey finds

Jan 11, 2019

Trust in the clergy has declined sharply over the last year, a new Gallup poll shows. Only 31 percent of... Read more

Mundelein Seminary.

Analysis: Their retreat accomplished, the U.S. bishops remain under siege

Jan 7, 2019

By JD Flynn

When their seven-day retreat at Mundelein ends Jan. 8, some of the U.S. bishops may be reluctant to leave the... Read more

A bishop's skullcap.

Conversion or reform: What will the bishops choose in 2019?

Jan 4, 2019

By Ed Condon

Expectations that there can be one practical solution to solve the crisis are likely to prove false hopes. It has... Read more

US bishops in retreat, Mundeline Seminary, Jan. 2019.

Pope calls for unity and conversion in letter to US bishops

Jan 3, 2019

Pope Francis has written to the bishops of the United States calling for a “change of mindset” to restore the... Read more

Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa, apostolic preacher, gives an Advent sermon at Redemptoris Mater Chapel of the Vatican, Dec. 15, 2017.

Father Cantalamessa preaching to US bishops on retreat this week

Jan 2, 2019

The bishops of the US are gathered near Chicago for a week-long retreat directed by Father Raniero Cantalamessa, OFM Cap.,... Read more