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USCCB 2012 Fall General Assembly.

Pornography, liturgy among topics at upcoming bishops' meeting

Nov 7, 2013

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

Kim Daniels

US bishops name religious freedom advocate as president's spokeswoman

Apr 30, 2013

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

Cardinal Timothy Dolan

Pope's resignation invokes sadness, gratitude from US bishops

Feb 11, 2013

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

Dec 7, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

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

CNA

US bishops say homilies should invite Catholics to conversion

Nov 14, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

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

Nov 14, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

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

CNA

Bishops choose new committee heads, treasurer-elect

Nov 13, 2012

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

Nov 12, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

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

Nov 12, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

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

CNA

Catechism's benefits explained for Year of Faith

Nov 1, 2012

To encourage believers during the Year of Faith, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has released a reflection on the... Read more

Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington, D.C.

New American Bible to be revised into single translation

Jun 19, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

The U.S. bishops have announced a plan to revise the New Testament of the New American Bible so a single... Read more

Bishop Salvatore J. Cordileone.

Calif. bishop says defense of marriage encounters challenges, hope

Jun 19, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Bishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of Oakland, Calif., emphasized that the U.S. bishops' ongoing efforts to defend marriage are critical in... Read more

Bishop John C. Wester of Salt Lake City.

Bishops consider revamping their communications model

Jun 15, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Bishop John C. Wester of Salt Lake City encouraged his fellow bishops to make use of new communications methods in... Read more

Al Notzon, chair of the National Review Board, gives an update on the Dallas Charter June 13, 2012.

Report finds success, urges continued vigilance in sex abuse prevention

Jun 14, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

The Catholic Church in the U.S. has made significant improvements in preventing and addressing clergy sexual abuse and should continue... Read more

Bishops participate in the June 13-15, 2012 full USCCB assembly in Atlanta, Ga.

Bishops briefed on religious liberty efforts, prepare for 'difficult road'

Jun 13, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Speakers at the U.S. bishops’ meeting in Atlanta, Ga. emphasized the importance of continuing efforts to defend religious freedom through... Read more

Cardinal Dolan's arrival on Twitter draws thousands

May 17, 2012

By Kevin J. Jones

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York debuted on Twitter last week, adapting his engaging, humorous style to the popular microblogging... Read more