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Cardinal Daniel DiNardo. CNA file photo.

Analysis: DiNardo's promise, and the USCCB's pending policies

Nov 9, 2018

By JD Flynn

As the bishops hold their first formal meeting since this summer’s scandal began to unfold, many Catholics are incredulous at... Read more

Bishops from across the United States take part in the USCCB's Fall General Assembly in Baltimore on November 11, 2013.

USCCB General Assembly: Committee elections preview

Nov 3, 2018

The USCCB will gather in Baltimore for its general assembly Nov. 12-14. On the ballot will be candidates for the... Read more

Bishops from across the United States take part in the USCCB's Fall General Assembly in Baltimore on November 11, 2013.

Archbishop McCarrick and 'Dallas 2'

Nov 1, 2018

By Ed Condon

Nov. 13 will mark sixteen years since Cardinal Bernard Law and then-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick addressed the U.S. bishops’ conference on... Read more

U.S. border marker. CNA file photo.

Ahead of migrant caravan, Catholic leaders urge U.S. govt to protect the vulnerable

Oct 29, 2018

As a caravan of thousands of migrants from Central America continues its trek north to the United States, the U.S.... Read more

For families separated at the border, Catholics and Lutherans work together

Oct 25, 2018

Catholic and Lutheran agencies jointly released a report Oct. 17 to document the two agencies’ role in helping to reunite... Read more

Bishops from across the United States take part in the USCCB's Fall General Assembly in Baltimore on November 11, 2013.

Experts respond to new policies for handling allegations against bishops

Sep 20, 2018

By Ed Condon

Following the announcement of new policies for bishops by the USCCB, experts in the fields of law and child protection... Read more

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