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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

US bishops wish 'Happy Thanksgiving' to America

Nov 24, 2016

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

Nov 15, 2016

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

Nov 15, 2016

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

Nov 14, 2016

By Matt Hadro

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

Nov 14, 2016

By Matt Hadro

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

Jul 13, 2016

By Elise Harris

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

The United States capitol building.

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

Apr 2, 2016

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

Nov 19, 2015

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

Nov 17, 2015

By Matt Hadro

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

Nov 16, 2015

By Matt Hadro

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

Jun 17, 2015

By Mary Farrow

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

Jun 11, 2015

By Mary Farrow

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

May 14, 2015

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'

Apr 30, 2015

By Michelle La Rosa, Mary Farrow

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

Apr 20, 2015

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

Nov 14, 2014

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