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Josephine Bakhita.

The story of the patron saint of human trafficking victims

Feb 8, 2018

Today, February 8, has been designated as the International Day of Prayer for Victims of Human Trafficking. It is also... Read more

Bishops call for ‘humane, proportionate, and just’ immigration plan

Jan 31, 2018

Echoing an earlier USCCB comment about President Donald Trump’s proposed framework on immigration reform released last week, Bishop Joe S.... Read more

Bishops stand with 'Dreamers' as DACA battles continue

Jan 10, 2018

By Courtney Mares

Catholic leaders have responded to developments in the legal battle over the DACA program, including a court order maintaining legal... Read more

Bishops: Congress can still address "fundamental flaws" in tax law

Dec 4, 2017

A Senate tax reform bill passed Dec. 2, like its counterpart passed earlier by the House of Representatives, has “fundamental... Read more

Cardinal DiNardo: This Thanksgiving, I am grateful for immigrants and refugees

Nov 23, 2017

In his Thanksgiving message, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said he is grateful... Read more

Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas, who was elected chair of the US Bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities Nov. 14, 2017.

Archbishop Naumann elected US bishops' pro-life committee chair

Nov 14, 2017

By Carl Bunderson

In a move seen as an endorsement of St. John Paul II's “culture of life” approach, the U.S. bishops on... Read more

US bishops: Fighting racism is a long-term battle – but a critical one

Nov 13, 2017

Dialogue to foster conversion of hearts is the goal of the U.S. bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism, said the... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez speaks at the North American College in Rome, May 2, 2015.

US bishops to issue statement on need for immigration reform

Nov 13, 2017

By Carl Bunderson

As the conclusion of a lengthy discussion on migration, the US Conference of Catholic Bishops decided Monday to draft a... Read more

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo.

Cardinal DiNardo: Amid division, we must look to the God who unites

Nov 13, 2017

By Mary Farrow

Witnessing to the Gospel is the simple but fundamental call for people of faith who live in trying times, Cardinal... Read more

Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the US.

Be missionary disciples of Christ, apostolic nuncio encourages US bishops

Nov 13, 2017

By Carl Bunderson

On the opening day of the US bishops' plenary assembly, Archbishop Christophe Pierre addressed the gathering, encouraging them to prioritize... Read more

Bishop Frank Dewane, CNA file photo

Shootings demonstrate need for gun control, USCCB says

Nov 7, 2017

In response to mass shootings in Las Vegas, Nevada and the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Spring, Texas, the United... Read more

Analysis: USCCB committee election a referendum on what it means to be pro-life

Nov 7, 2017

By JD Flynn

Next week, America’s bishops will meet in Baltimore for the annual fall meeting of the United States Conference of Catholic... Read more

US bishops' new child protection program aims to create culture of mindfulness

Nov 7, 2017

By Mary Farrow

After years of research, the U.S. bishops are rolling out a new training program that takes some of the best... Read more

Bishop calls on Congress to consider tax reform’s impact on ‘the least of these’

Oct 31, 2017

By Courtney Mares

With House lawmakers set to release their tax reform bill on November 1, one U.S. bishop has laid out moral... Read more

US bishops' anti-racism chairman announces committee membership

Oct 4, 2017

In an interview with CNA on Monday, Bishop George Murry of Youngstown, who chairs the US bishops' newly-formed anti-racism committee,... Read more

How the US bishops' anti-racism committee will address social problems

Oct 3, 2017

By Matt Hadro

Racism is not going away. Catholics can’t pretend that it will just disappear, the chair of the U.S. bishops’ new... Read more

In Labor Day message, bishops call for ordered understanding of work

Sep 4, 2017

In their 2017 statement for Labor Day, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops stressed a properly ordered understanding of work,... Read more

Hurricane Harvey, as seen from NOAA GOES satellite over Texas, 10 am, Aug 25, 2017.

Be ready to help Hurricane Harvey victims, U.S. bishops say

Aug 27, 2017

The damage done by Hurricane Harvey is a cause for prayer and preparation to help the storm’s victims, the U.S.... Read more

US bishops create Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism

Aug 23, 2017

By Matt Hadro

In the wake of the recent white nationalist rallies in Charlottesville, the U.S. bishops have announced that they are establishing... Read more

Calls for prayer amid 'abhorrent' violence in Charlottesville

Aug 12, 2017

The head of the U.S. bishops conference called for prayers after one person was killed and over a dozen injured... Read more