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Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, the outgoing president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, speaking on Nov. 15, 2022, at the conference’s fall assembly in Baltimore.

Archbishop Gomez: The Eucharist ‘makes us one’

Nov 15, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The outgoing president of the U.S. Catholic bishops’ conference stressed the importance of the Eucharist during the spiritual trials of... Read more

Archbishop William E. Lori was elected vice president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on Nov. 15, 2022, in Baltimore.

Baltimore’s Archbishop Lori elected VP of bishops’ conference

Nov 15, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, one of the U.S. bishops’ strongest voices on the pro-life issue, was elected vice... Read more

Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio leads the Archdiocese for the Military Services.

Archbishop Timothy Broglio elected USCCB president 

Nov 15, 2022

By CNA Staff, Lauretta Brown

Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore was elected vice president. Read more

A view of Baltimore's Basilica nestled amid the city's famed row houses

Why Baltimore? Here’s the reason U.S. bishops meet there every year

Nov 15, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Since 2006, the bishops’ fall assembly has been held in Baltimore. Read more

USCCB Fall Meeting 2021

10 things to look for at the U.S. bishops’ fall meeting this week

Nov 14, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell

The U.S. bishops will choose a new president and vice president and discuss their voting guide, eucharistic revival, and the... Read more

Pope Francis speaks to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Paul Pelosi after Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on June 29, 2022.

Archbishop Gomez condemns violence, prays for Paul Pelosi after attack

Oct 29, 2022

By CNA Staff

“I am deeply grieved over this violence,” USCCB President José Gomez said late Friday. Read more

Archbishop Lori delivers the homily at Mass for the bicentennial of the National Shrine of the Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Catholic bishops’ pro-life chair supports 15-week abortion ban nationwide

Sep 30, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The legislation, proposed by Graham in the Senate and Smith in the House on Sept. 13, would ban abortion after... Read more

Bishop Robert McElroy. CNA file photo.

Cardinal Robert McElroy: Newest (and youngest) American ‘red hat’ a kindred spirit of Pope Francis

Aug 26, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones, Carl Bunderson

The bishop of San Diego shares Pope Francis' passion for the plight of migrants, the homeless, and the environment. Read more

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Bishops urge passage of bill that would give same sentences to crack and powder cocaine offenders

Aug 11, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell

Legislation passed in the House of Representatives would eliminate a disparity in federal sentencing the bishops say has a disproportionate... Read more

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Would proposed Biden rule force doctors to perform transgender surgeries and abortions? 

Jul 28, 2022

By Edie Heipel

If finalized, the updated rule could be utilized to compel hospitals and doctors receiving federal funds to conduct procedures many... Read more

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U.S. bishops call House bill that would offer free abortions ‘a grave evil’

Jul 18, 2022

By CNA Staff

The bill would expand abortion access rather than help women and children. Read more

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National Eucharistic Revival: Here's what you need to know

Jun 17, 2022

By CNA Staff

A multi-year initiative designed to inspire greater devotion to the Eucharist starts June 19. Read more

Msgr. Jeffrey Burrill

After 'hookup' scandal and 'extended leave,' Msgr. Burrill resumes ministry

Jun 17, 2022

By CNA Staff

Bishop William Callahan of La Crosse, Wisconsin, has appointed Burrill to serve in a local parish. Read more

A pro-life pregnancy center in Hollywood, Florida, was defaced with pro-abortion graffiti over Memorial Day Weekend 2022.

U.S. bishops urge action following church, pro-life pregnancy attacks

Jun 13, 2022

By CNA Staff

The bishops say “each of us must choose the path of peace and open our hearts to the love that... Read more

Bishop's mitre.

June assembly a chance for U.S. bishops to grow 'intellectually, pastorally, and spiritually'

Jun 13, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Every three years, the bishops set aside their usual June assembly business and focus instead on recollection and fraternity. Read more

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U.S. bishops urge prayer during Religious Freedom Week to combat abortion, church vandalism

Jun 8, 2022

By Maisy Sullivan

This year, the bishops are focusing on promoting a culture of life, with the theme "Life and Dignity for All." Read more

State troopers stand outside of Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24, 2022. - An 18-year-old gunman killed 14 children and a teacher at an elementary school in Texas on Tuesday, according to the state's governor, in the nation's deadliest school shooting in years.

Texas elementary school shooting: US Catholic bishops lament ‘epidemic of evil and violence’

May 25, 2022

By CNA Staff

The USCCB urged citizens to ‘implore our elected officials to help us take action.’ Read more

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Who are the 13 Catholic senators who voted for 'shameful' pro-abortion bill?

Mar 1, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Thirteen Catholic lawmakers in the U.S. Senate voted Monday in favor of a failed attempt to pass a sweeping new... Read more

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Synod snafu: The USCCB tweet Catholic Twitter can't stop talking about

Jan 11, 2022

By Shannon Mullen

No one ever said gathering constructive input from the world's 1 billion Catholics was going to be easy. But a... Read more

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House passes Build Back Better; bishops raise religious liberty, abortion objections

The U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed the Build Back Better Act Nov. 19, voting 220-213 to approve nearly $2... Read more