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Pope Francis with Archbishop Blase Cupich of Chicago on Sept. 2, 2015. Credit: Vatican Media/CNA.

Pope Francis meets with Cardinal Cupich after Biden inauguration statement dispute

Jan 30, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis met with Cardinal Blase Cupich on Saturday, 10 days after the cardinal publicly criticized the U.S. bishops’ official... Read more

U.S. bishops deplore Biden's 'grevious' repeal of pro-life policies

Jan 28, 2021

Leading U.S. bishops decried President Biden’s repeal of pro-life policies on Thursday.  Read more

Cardinal Blase Cupich.

George Weigel: Cardinal Cupich’s criticisms of Archbishop Gomez are baseless

Jan 22, 2021

Archbishop Jose Gomez, president of the U.S. bishops' conference, showed courage in releasing a statement on the day of President... Read more

US bishops urge Biden to reject abortion rights after 'deeply disturbing' statement

Jan 22, 2021

President Joe Biden’s statement backing legal abortion on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade drew swift reaction from the U.S.... Read more

Knights of Columbus Supreme Knight Carl Anderson speaks with CNA in Rome, June 26, 2014.

Knights of Columbus affirm Archbishop Gomez' 'balanced and prophetic statement' on inauguration

Jan 20, 2021

The head of the Knights of Columbus on Wednesday expressed gratitude for the “balanced and prophetic” statement issued by the... Read more

Rome, Italy - June 28, 2013: Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, of San Francisco, in Rome on June 28

Archbishop Cordileone prays for Biden, states his support for USCCB president

Jan 20, 2021

The Archbishop of San Francisco on Wednesday stated his support for the U.S. bishops’ conference (USCCB) president, who had noted... Read more

UPDATED: US bishops release prepared statement on Biden inauguration

Jan 20, 2021

By CNA Staff

As Joe Biden is inaugurated Wednesday as president of the United States, the U.S. bishops had prepared a statement saying... Read more

Cuban Flag.

US bishops disagree with designation of Cuba as terrorism sponsor

Jan 14, 2021

The US bishops’ chair for international justice and peace has expressed his disagreement with the State Department’s return of Cuba... Read more

Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas.

Archbishop Naumann: COVID-19 vaccine morally licit, but not obligatory for Catholics

Dec 22, 2020

By CNA Staff

Catholics are not morally obliged to take the coronavirus vaccine and should appeal to the Holy Spirit for wisdom, Archbishop... Read more

Coronavirus vaccine, stock image.

Catholic US bishops approve use of COVID-19 vaccines with 'remote connection' to abortion

Dec 14, 2020

By CNA Staff

The United States bishops' conference has said that Catholics can take two of the three available COVID-19 vaccines, even though... Read more

Archbishop Wilton Gregory at the 2020 Youth Rally and Mass for Life.

Analysis: Will Gregory’s ‘dialogue’ with Biden undermine USCCB?

Nov 25, 2020

By Ed Condon

Archbishop Wilton Gregory has committed himself to working with the president-elect’s administration. But the soon-to-be cardinal’s pledge could put him in... Read more

Bishop Thomas Daly. CNA file photo.

Bishop Daly: Catholic schools should embrace faith, never compromise

Nov 18, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

The U.S. bishops’ new chairman for Catholic education says he hopes to bring his experience as a Catholic school teacher... Read more

Archbishop Alexander Sample of Portland speaks during the USCCB Fall Assembly 2020.

US bishops denounce racist violence and 'fringe ideology'

Nov 17, 2020

By Matt Hadro

After a summer of mass protests and civil unrest, bishops from around the U.S. shared stories of confronting racism in... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez speaks Nov. 17 during a virtual session of USCCB fall assembly.

Archbishop Gomez: Biden will ‘support policies’ against ‘fundamental’ Catholic values

Nov 17, 2020

Archbishop Jose Gomez told bishops Tuesday that a future President Biden, as a Catholic, would present unique challenges for the... Read more

Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore offers remarks during the 2020 virtual meeting of the U.S. bishops' conference.

Bishops call for prayer, fasting and reform as USCCB discusses McCarrick Report

Nov 17, 2020

By Ed Condon

U.S. bishops called for prayer, fasting, and reform during a virtual discussion Monday on the Vatican’s McCarrick Report, which was... Read more

Deborah Amato, chair of the National Advisory Council, addresses the USCCB fall meeting.

Abuse, racism and COVID-19: Advisory councils make recommendations to bishops 

Nov 16, 2020

By Mary Farrow

Clerical sex abuse, the COVID-19 pandemic and racial tensions were the focus of recommendations made by two councils that serve... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the USCCB, at the 2020 virtual fall general assembly.

USCCB 2020 fall meeting: Day 1 recap

Nov 16, 2020

An emphasis on the need for healing, in both the Church and broader society, was prominent throughout the first day... Read more

Archbishop Christophe Pierre addresses the USCCB Fall General Assembly.

US nuncio to USCCB: To heal society’s wounds, Catholics must be Good Samaritans

Nov 16, 2020

By Matt Hadro

Catholics need to be Good Samaritans to those wounded both by the coronavirus pandemic and by social conflict, the papal... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez leads a "virtual rosary" Oct. 7.

McCarrick Report documents ‘tragic chapter’ in Church’s life, USCCB president says

Nov 10, 2020

The president of the U.S. bishops’ conference said Tuesday morning that bishops will be studying the McCarrick Report issued by... Read more