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Cardinal Christophe Pierre, the Vatican's nuncio to the United States, speaks to the U.S. bishops at their annual fall assembly in Baltimore on Nov. 14, 2023.

Pope Francis’ nuncio to USCCB assembly: ‘Eucharistic revival and synodality go together’

Nov 14, 2023

By Shannon Mullen

Cardinal Christophe Pierre called for unity in his address to the U.S. bishops Nov. 14 at their annual fall meeting... Read more

Archbishop Timothy Broglio, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, speaks at the USCCB fall plenary assembly Nov. 14, 2023.

USCCB president urges evangelization amid wars and challenges facing Church

Nov 14, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Archbishop Timothy Broglio’s remarks opened the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ annual fall meeting in Baltimore on Tuesday. Read more

Archbishop Timothy Broglio, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, meets with reporters in Baltimore on Nov. 15, 2022.

USCCB president urges Israel to ‘find a way to negotiate’ to protect civilians

Nov 14, 2023

By Zelda Caldwell

The president of the U.S. bishops’ conference, Archbishop Timothy Broglio, on Tuesday called on Israel to pursue negotiations in its... Read more

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops meets for its fall plenary assembly meeting Nov. 14, 2023, in Baltimore.

Bishops elect new secretary, committee chairs at fall meeting in Baltimore

Nov 14, 2023

By Zelda Caldwell

The bishops overwhelmingly voted in Coakley of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City as secretary-elect and chairman-elect of the Committee on... Read more

The U.S. bishops meet in Baltimore for their annual fall general assembly on Nov. 14-17, 2022.

Explainer: ‘Faithful Citizenship,’ the U.S. bishops’ guidance on voting

Nov 13, 2023

By Daniel Payne

In the past, bishops have debated whether the voting guide should continue to call abortion a “preeminent” issue; the question... Read more

Migrants take a rest while taking part in a caravan toward the border with the United States in Tapachula, Chiapas State, Mexico, on Oct. 31, 2023.

Bishops urge Congress to take new measures to protect migrant children from human trafficking

Nov 10, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

The U.S. bishops urged Congress to take 10 new measures focused on removing children from dangerous situations and placing them... Read more

Hong Kong media tycoon and Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai.

Catholic bishops call on Hong Kong government to release pro-democracy activist Jimmy Lai

Nov 8, 2023

By Daniel Payne

Ten bishops from around the world have called for the release of Lai, who was originally arrested in August 2020... Read more


U.S. bishops back 15-week abortion ban as ‘positive step’ forward

Nov 7, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Arlington Bishop Michael Burbidge also emphasized that the Church urges that the government protect preborn children from the moment of... Read more


Democratic senators ask Biden administration to mandate coverage of OTC birth control

Nov 3, 2023

By Daniel Payne

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration in July approved the first nonprescription oral contraceptive, called “Opill.” Read more


U.S. bishops: Biden administration’s proposed workplace guidance a ‘chill’ to free speech

Nov 1, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

The proposed guidance advises that sex-based harassment can include harassment based on a “woman’s reproductive decisions” or gender identity. Read more

Workers distribute medical aid and medicines to Nasser Medical Hospital in the city of Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip, which recently arrived through the Rafah crossing on Oct. 29, 2023, in Khan Yunis, Gaza.

U.S. bishops renew call for peace in the Holy Land

Oct 31, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The U.S. bishops are renewing their call for peace in the Holy Land as the Israel-Hamas war moves towards it... Read more


U.S. bishops mark 25th anniversary of International Religious Freedom Act

Oct 26, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

The bishops called the 1998 law a “landmark” piece of legislation meant to protect the “essential and inviolable” principle of... Read more

The U.S. bishops met in Baltimore for their annual fall general assembly on Nov. 14-17, 2022.

U.S. bishops’ plenary session to take place in November: Here’s what’s on the agenda

Oct 18, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

All of the U.S. bishops will descend upon Baltimore next month for their 2023 Fall Plenary Assembly. Read more


U.S. bishops launch mental health campaign with special novena, discussions

Oct 10, 2023

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

The National Catholic Mental Health Campaign will begin Oct. 10, World Mental Health Day, with a Novena for Mental Health,... Read more

Bishop Jeffrey Monforton of Steubenville, Ohio gives the homily during Mass with members of the USCCB Region VI at the Basilica of St. John Lateran on Dec. 10, 2019, during their ad Limina Apostolorum visit.

Pope Francis names Steubenville bishop as auxiliary bishop of Detroit

Sep 28, 2023

By Courtney Mares

Bishop Jeffrey Monforton, 60, is originally from Detroit and will assist 74-year-old Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron in the administration of... Read more


U.S. bishops urge ‘radical solidarity’ with mothers for Respect Life Month

Sep 19, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Arlington Bishop Michael Burbidge defined “radical solidarity” as “putting our love for [mothers] into action and putting their needs before... Read more

"Angels Unawares," a work by Timothy Schmalz on The Catholic University of America's campus, depicts 140 immigrants.

Bishops celebrate National Migration Week, highlight overlooked ‘right to remain’

Sep 15, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The U.S. Catholic bishops are highlighting the overlooked right to remain in one’s country during its weeklong celebration Sept. 18–24. Read more


Catholic bishops take issue with Biden administration’s proposed LGBT discrimination rules

Sep 6, 2023

By Daniel Payne

The bishops warned that within the operation of Catholic charities, an HHS rule would “create conflicts between the [rule’s] requirements... Read more


Labor Day means ‘radical solidarity’ with working families, U.S. bishops say

Sep 2, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

On Labor Day, the U.S. bishops call for economic policy and community advocacy to prioritize working families. Read more

Mountain landscape with lake.

To protect God’s creation, seek personal and policy change, U.S. bishops say

Aug 30, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

The USCCB statement linked the waters of Christian baptism to the waters of the earth, highlighting the source of life... Read more