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Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville takes part in a press conference at the USCCB's Fall General Assembly in Baltimore on Nov. 12, 2013.

US bishops' head supports Vatican anti-abuse commission

Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, president of the U.S. bishops’ conference, has welcomed Pope Francis’ new commission to fight the sexual... 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.

US bishops unanimously reaffirm opposition to HHS mandate

At their annual fall gathering in Baltimore, the U.S. bishops issued a message voicing their continued opposition to the federal... Read more

(L-R) Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville and Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo at the USCCB's Fall General Assembly in Baltimore, Nov 12, 2013.

US bishops' new leaders commit to protecting human dignity

The incoming leaders of the U.S. bishops’ conference voiced a commitment to reaching out in love to defend human life... Read more

Cardinal Sean O'Malley in Rome, Feb. 4, 2013.

Church’s poverty work merits recognition, cardinal says

Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston has said that the Catholic Church’s work in addressing poverty needs to be made “front... Read more

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US bishops to address 'pervasive' challenges of pornography

The U.S. bishops have overwhelmingly approved the creation of a statement on pornography to address the “serious pastoral challenges” and... Read more

Bishops create new staff position to aid post-abortion healing

The U.S. bishops have voted to add a bishops’ conference staff member to work with the post-abortion healing ministry Project... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone takes part in a press conference at the USCCB's Fall General Assembly in Baltimore on Nov. 11, 2013.

Bishops extend initiative for life, marriage, religious liberty

The U.S. bishops have voted overwhelmingly to continue their “Call to Prayer” aimed at the promotion of life, marriage and... Read more

Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville (File Photo/CNA).

Archbishop Kurtz elected president of US bishops' conference

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has elected Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville as its next president, giving national... Read more

Dr. Carolyn Woo, President of Catholic Relief Services, speaks to the USCCB's Fall General Assembly in Baltimore on Nov. 11, 2013.

Bishops asked to hold collection for Typhoon Haiyan relief

U.S. Bishops gathered at their fall general assembly in Baltimore were asked to hold a special collection for victims of... Read more

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

Synod, evangelization discussed at bishops' meeting

During the first day of their fall meeting in Baltimore, the U.S. bishops discussed themes and priorities for their work... Read more

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York addresses the USCCB Fall meeting Nov. 11, 2013.

Defend persecuted Christians, Cardinal Dolan urges bishops

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, president of the U.S. bishops’ conference, urged his fellow bishops to be advocates of Christians persecuted... Read more

USCCB 2012 Fall General Assembly.

Pornography, liturgy among topics at upcoming bishops' meeting

When bishops from across the country gather in Baltimore next week, they will consider issuing a formal statement on pornography... Read more

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US bishops name religious freedom advocate as president's spokeswoman

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has hired religious liberty attorney and mother of six Kim Daniels as spokesperson for... Read more

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Pope's resignation invokes sadness, gratitude from US bishops

The U.S. bishops voiced sorrow over the news of Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation, as well as appreciation for his eight... Read more

The March 2012 Stand up for Religious Freedom rally in Philadelphia, Pa. with Independence Hall in the background.

Bishops building movement for life, marriage and religious freedom

The U.S. bishops have announced a five-part pastoral strategy that is aimed at creating a movement dedicated to penance and... Read more

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US bishops say homilies should invite Catholics to conversion

Sunday homilies should promote repentance, instill a sense of mission and lead Catholics to grow in understanding their faith, the... Read more

Cardinal Timothy Dolan prays at the 2012 USCCB Fall General Assembly.

Bishops nix economy statement; approve preaching, confession documents

Although they shelved a strongly debated statement on the economy, the U.S. bishops’ approved moving ahead with the reorganization of... Read more

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Bishops choose new committee heads, treasurer-elect

The United States Catholic bishops have elected Bishop Kevin J. Farrell of Dallas as their new treasurer-elect, as well as... Read more

Cardinal Seán O'Malley speaks about the U.S. election results on Nov. 12, 2012 as Archbishop William Lori looks on.

Church cannot live with contraception mandate, bishops say

In the aftermath of the Nov. 6 elections, the U.S. bishops stressed that they will push ahead with defending religious... Read more

The USCCB 2012 Fall General Assembly.

Cardinal Dolan calls bishops to conversion at annual meeting

The mission of evangelization, which is critical to the calling of every bishop, must begin with penance and interior renewal,... Read more