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The United States capitol building.

US Bishops back legal protection for doctors who won't provide abortions

A proposed conscience protection act for health care professionals who oppose abortion would benefit both medical providers and their patients,... Read more

US Navy Chaplain Lt. Tung Tran says Mass aboard the USS Rushmore, June 21, 2014.

Stretched to its limits, US military archdiocese appeals for more priests

Archbishop Timothy Broglio is begging for more priests for the Archdiocese of Military Services, saying that he soon may be... Read more

Extraordinary assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the Family. Oct. 2014.

Here's what the US bishops were most impressed with at the Synod

Most bishops at the recent Synod on the Family agreed that the Church should minister to married couples long after... Read more

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz speaks at a press conference in Philadelphia during Pope Francis' visit on September 26, 2015.

Archbishop Kurtz on the best thing to come out of the synod

Families helping families – this may have been one of the greatest “fruits” to come from the Synod on the... Read more

Top US bishops unwavering in support of traditional marriage ahead of Synod

In their spring general assembly held last week, just four months before the Synod on the Family in Rome, top... Read more

Bowling with Bishops – and other things to expect at the World Meeting of Families

Bring your mitre and your bowling ball if you plan on coming to Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families... Read more

An MQ-9 Reaper Creech Air Force Base, NV on June 19, 2008.

Don't let armed drones ease the path to conflict, US bishops warn

The use of armed drones have practical and moral consequences for conflict and warfare – and the government needs to... Read more

Sister Mary Ann Walsh.

Writer, sister, friend – Sr. Mary Ann Walsh remembered for 'dedication to the truth'

Many journalists would say they have a passion for truth, but for Sr. Mary Ann Walsh, that took on added... Read more

Priests celebrate Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Denver, Jan. 17, 2105.

Confirmed priest abuse allegations in single digits for 2014

There are tens of thousands of Catholic clergy in the U.S. – but there were fewer than 10 substantiated allegations... Read more

Bishops and cardinals participate in the 2014 Synod on the Family, Oct. 6, 2014.

US bishops elect delegates to synod: Kurtz, Chaput, DiNardo, Gomez

Meeting in Baltimore for their annual fall meeting, the U.S. bishops have selected their choices for delegates to next year’s... Read more

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville speaks during a Vatican press conference, Oct. 15, 2014.

Fidelity to Bishop of Rome crucial to evangelization, US bishops say

In a message to Pope Francis on Monday, the U.S. bishops vowed fidelity to the Holy See and voiced hope... Read more

USCCB Fall General Assembly.

Celiac disease, health care, exorcism book on agenda for bishops' meeting

The reception of Communion by those with Celiac Disease, avoiding cooperation with evil in health care partnerships, and a possible... Read more

Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore, who is also the US bishops' religious liberty committee chair, speaks at a news conference in Baltimore, Nov. 11, 2013.

Religious liberty 'fundamental' to human dignity, bishops affirm

In a recent interview with CNA, Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore reaffirmed religious liberty as a priority for the U.S.... Read more

New USCCB social development director aims to fight poverty

The U.S. bishops have named Mark Rohlena, head of Catholic Charities of Central Colorado, to direct the Office of Domestic... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco addresses the USCCB's Fall General Assembly in Baltimore on Nov. 11, 2013.

Teaching on marriage a matter of Gospel witness, archbishop says

Thanking his brother bishops for their work in supporting marriage around the United States, Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone stressed the... Read more

Helen Alvare.

New evangelization must zero-in on poverty, lawyer says

The call of Benedict XVI and Pope Francis to connect the issues of poverty and the new evangelization has come... Read more

Bishops pray together before the start of the first session of the USCCB's Fall General Assembly in Baltimore on Nov. 11, 2013.

Bishops embrace Pope Francis, Benedict in voting document

The updated voting guide issued by the U.S. bishops will maintain Church teaching as explained by both Pope Francis and... Read more

Archbishop William E. Lori, chair of the US bishops' ad hoc committee on religious liberty.

US bishops unanimously reauthorize religious liberty group

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has voted to reauthorize its Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty for a second... Read more

Displaced persons in the Central African Republic received aid from CRS in May 2014.

Shipping bill could cut aid to millions, Catholic leaders warn

Leaders of Catholic Relief Services and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops called on the Senate to defeat a legislative... Read more

Bishops laud Pope’s humility, care for poor on anniversary

In a statement released on the occasion of the first anniversary of Pope Francis’ pontificate, US bishops praised the pontiff... Read more