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A Palestinian family walks past buildings destroyed in previous Israeli strikes in Gaza City on March 25, 2024, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas.

U.S. Catholic bishops’ conference urges Holy Week prayers for end to Israel-Hamas war 

Mar 25, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

“Thousands of innocent people have died in this conflict, and thousands more have been displaced and face tremendous suffering. This... Read more

Bishop Abdallah Elias Zaidan of the Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon of Los Angeles serves as chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace.

Leading bishop urges U.S. to send humanitarian aid to Ukraine, two years into war

Feb 26, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

Bishop A. Elias Zaidan said Ukraine’s “schools, hospitals, apartments, and basic infrastructure supplying power have been hit by missiles” and... Read more

The United States 10th National Eucharistic Congress will be held July 17–21, 2024, in Indianapolis and is expected to draw 80,000 Catholics to Lucas Oil Stadium, home to the Indianapolis Colts. This is the first National Eucharistic Congress in 83 years.

Registration opens for ‘milestone’ 2024 National Eucharistic Congress

Feb 16, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

Registration opened on Thursday for the 2024 National Eucharistic Congress, a “milestone” in the third year of the U.S. bishops’... Read more


Chemical abortion pill: U.S. bishops issue guide laying out dangers and concerns  

Feb 12, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

The bishops’ document cited a number of safety concerns with the abortion pill, which included blood loss, infections, and even... Read more

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U.S. bishops urge passage of anti-human trafficking bill in Congress

Feb 9, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

The bishops called on lawmakers to support the Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act of 2023. Read more

(Left to right) Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso, Texas; Bishop Michael Olson of Fort Worth, Texas; and Bishop Edward Weisenburger of Tucson, Arizona.

Senate border deal criticized by bishops, other Catholics from all directions 

Feb 6, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops sent a letter to Senate leaders in which they expressed “serious concerns” about the... Read more

Ukrainian Greek Catholic Archbishop Borys Gudziak addresses the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., on March 14, 2023.

Bishops praise bipartisan deal on enhanced child tax credit proposal

Jan 24, 2024

By Daniel Payne

Archbishop Borys Gudziak said in a Wednesday statement that the recently proposed modification to the tax credit “makes meaningful progress.” Read more


Bishops call for ‘universal nuclear disarmament’ on anniversary of treaty

Jan 23, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The treaty “is another historic step on the journey toward hope, toward the light, toward a world free of nuclear... Read more

Martin Luther King Jr. addresses a crowd from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial where he delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech during the Aug. 28, 1963, March on Washington, D.C.

U.S. bishops reflect on ‘rallying cry’ of Martin Luther King Jr.

Jan 15, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

Archbishop Timothy Broglio said that the renowned civil rights leader taught that “we must confront the evils of racism and... Read more

Bishop Robert Barron.

Bishop Barron: Surrogacy results in ‘commercialization of women and children’

Jan 11, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

Bishop Robert Barron’s statement follows the pope’s speech to the ambassadors to the Vatican in which he called for a... Read more

Pope Francis leads the Synod on Synodality delegates in prayer on Oct. 25, 2023.

American dioceses will hold local synod ‘listening sessions’ through Lent 2024

Jan 6, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

The bishops’ conference suggested that dioceses hear from “voices that may not have been heard in earlier stages of the... Read more

Iskali, a ministry that serves young Hispanic Catholics in the United States, seeks to form active missionary disciples.

Evangelization tops U.S. bishops’ priorities in new Hispanic pastoral plan 

Jan 6, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

The nation’s bishops have released their new National Pastoral Plan for Hispanic Ministry. Read more

Migrants illegally cross the Rio Grande between designated U.S.-Mexico ports of entry.

U.S. bishops weigh in on border deal negotiations

Dec 16, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

In a letter to Congress, the bishops said the policy changes currently under consideration could have a devastating impact on... Read more

Smoke billows over the northern Gaza Strip during Israeli bombardment from southern Israel on Dec. 14, 2023, amid continuing battles between Israel and the militant group Hamas.

Anti-Defamation League: ‘Terrifying’ rise in antisemitic attacks since Hamas war began

Dec 14, 2023

By Daniel Payne

From the war’s outbreak on Oct. 7, U.S. antisemitic incidents “reached the highest number of incidents during any two-month period”... Read more

U.S. Capitol viewed through the columns of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

Over 100 members of Congress urge Supreme Court to revoke abortion pill approval  

Nov 21, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

The lawmakers are arguing that the FDA’s approval process for the abortion drug had many “irregularities” and their approval has... Read more


Annual collection for retired religious to fill a dire need

Nov 17, 2023

By Daniel Payne

Only 6% of religious communities have the funds to care for their elderly, said John Knutsen, the director of the... Read more

John Henry Newman by Sir John Everett Millais.

U.S. bishops express strong support for proposal to name Newman a doctor of the Church

Nov 16, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Bishop Robert Barron was among several bishops who spoke passionately in support this week of a proposal to name St.... Read more

Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore, vice president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, speaks at the USCCB's fall meeting Nov. 15, 2023.

U.S. bishops approve voting guide that calls abortion ‘preeminent priority’

Nov 15, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

“The threat of abortion remains our preeminent priority because it directly attacks our most vulnerable and voiceless brothers and sisters,”... Read more

Father Isaac Thomas Hecker founded the Paulist Fathers in New York City in 1858.

U.S. bishops vote to advance canonization cause of American priest Isaac Hecker

Nov 15, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

The U.S. bishops voted Tuesday to advance the cause of beatification and canonization of Servant of God Isaac Thomas Hecker,... Read more

Father Iván Montelongo, a priest from the Diocese of El Paso, Texas; Bishop Daniel Flores of the Diocese of Brownsville, Texas; and Bishop Kevin Rhoades of the Diocese of Fort Wayne/South Bend, Indiana, discuss the Synod on Synodality at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' fall meeting in Baltimore on Nov. 14, 2023.

Synod’s next steps? U.S. bishops look to Rome for guidance, say priests and poor need a voice

Nov 15, 2023

By Zelda Caldwell

Bishop Daniel Flores and Bishop Kevin Rhoades emphasized the need for an “executive summary” of the Synod on Synodality’s synthesis... Read more