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

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

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

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

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

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

The United States capitol building.

Federal budget jeopardizes struggling poor people, US bishops warn

Congress’ proposed federal budget will fail to provide for the basic needs of millions of America’s poor people, the U.S.... Read more

Nuclear bomb explosion at the Nevada Test Site on April 18, 1953.

In wake of North Korea threat, bishops call for elimination of nuclear weapons

Just days after North Korea tested an intercontinental ballistic missile that can reach Alaska, bishops in the United States and... Read more

Thomas touches the wounds of the Risen Jesus.

Archbishop Lori: What Doubting Thomas can teach us about freedom

An encounter with the Lord frees us from sin, and frees us for mission, said Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore... Read more

US bishops launch 2017 Fortnight for Freedom

The U.S. bishops have launched a website and video to mark the beginning of this year’s Fortnight for Freedom, focusing... Read more

US bishops ask forgiveness from survivors of clergy sex abuse

The Beatitudes call us to own our responsibility for suffering in the world, Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta preached on... Read more

Bishops pray for Catholic Congressman shot at baseball practice

Republican House Majority Whip and Catholic Steve Scalise, 51, was among multiple persons shot in an incident at a Congressional... Read more

The White House.

US bishops say draft religious freedom rule 'long overdue'

A draft federal rule from the Trump administration regarding the contraception mandate is “encouraging news” that could help return federal... Read more

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Overcome divisions to protect God's creation, bishops ask US government

The United States government has the opportunity to overcome political divisions and respond effectively to climate change, the nation's bishops... Read more

Crowds at the March for Life in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 27, 2017.

Did you March for life? Don't let it stop there, advocate says

Tens of thousands of pro-life advocates went to the national March for Life this past weekend, but that should only... Read more

US bishops wish 'Happy Thanksgiving' to America

Gratitude to God was the focus of the U.S. bishops’ conference for its Thanksgiving wishes to Americans as the bishops... Read more

Amid racial tensions, US bishops search for healing and peace

Race relations, racism, and violence were on the mind of the United States bishops during their fall general assembly in... Read more

Pope Francis venerates a relic of St. Junipero Serra presented by Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles, May 2, 2015.

Pope Francis encourages US bishops in ministry to Latinos

In a video message sent to the US bishops' plenary meeting on Tuesday, Pope Francis urged them to continue reaching... Read more

Pope Francis meets with Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States, April 21, 2016.

Papal nuncio to US bishops: mercy will heal wounds of division

The Church needs to “be on the move” to bring Christ to young people in an ever-changing world, Pope Francis’... Read more

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville speaks at a press conference in Philadelphia, Sept. 26, 2015.

Keep calm and follow Jesus, US bishops say after the election

As the country recovers from a divisive election and many in the U.S. are living in uncertainty, the Church must... Read more

Kim Daniels.

Pope taps US religious freedom advocate for Vatican communications team

On Wednesday the Vatican released the names of 16 people appointed by Pope Francis to the Vatican’s Secretariat for Communications,... Read more