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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

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

Nov 10, 2014

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

Nov 6, 2014

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

Jul 22, 2014

By Carl Bunderson

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

Jun 17, 2014

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

Jun 14, 2014

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

Jun 12, 2014

By Carl Bunderson

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

Jun 12, 2014

By Matt Hadro

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

Jun 11, 2014

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

Jun 2, 2014

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

Mar 12, 2014

By Elise Harris

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

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

Dec 8, 2013

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

Nov 14, 2013

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

Nov 13, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

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

Nov 13, 2013

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


US bishops to address 'pervasive' challenges of pornography

Nov 12, 2013

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

Nov 12, 2013

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