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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

The United States capitol building.

Federal budget jeopardizes struggling poor people, US bishops warn

Jul 22, 2017

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

Jul 6, 2017

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

Jul 3, 2017

By Mary Farrow

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

Jun 21, 2017

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

Jun 16, 2017

By Matt Hadro

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

Jun 14, 2017

By Mary Farrow

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'

Jun 5, 2017

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

Feb 20, 2017

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

Jan 31, 2017

By Matt Hadro

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