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Dr. Carolyn Woo, President of Catholic Relief Services, speaks to the USCCB's Fall General Assembly in Baltimore on Nov. 11, 2013.

Bishops asked to hold collection for Typhoon Haiyan relief

Nov 12, 2013

U.S. Bishops gathered at their fall general assembly in Baltimore were asked to hold a special collection for victims of... Read more

Bishops from across the United States take part in the USCCB's Fall General Assembly in Baltimore on Nov 11, 2013.

Synod, evangelization discussed at bishops' meeting

Nov 11, 2013

During the first day of their fall meeting in Baltimore, the U.S. bishops discussed themes and priorities for their work... Read more

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York addresses the USCCB Fall meeting Nov. 11, 2013.

Defend persecuted Christians, Cardinal Dolan urges bishops

Nov 11, 2013

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, president of the U.S. bishops’ conference, urged his fellow bishops to be advocates of Christians persecuted... Read more

USCCB 2012 Fall General Assembly.

Pornography, liturgy among topics at upcoming bishops' meeting

Nov 7, 2013

When bishops from across the country gather in Baltimore next week, they will consider issuing a formal statement on pornography... Read more

USCCB 2012 Fall General Assembly.

Ten prelates nominated for US bishops' conference president

Nov 6, 2013

Ten bishops are nominees to become the next president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops at the group's general... Read more

Migrant workers from Mexico pick cucumbers on a farm in Blackwater, Virginia.

Catholic bishops urge US to oppose massive food aid cuts

Sep 15, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

Catholic bishops have asked the U.S. House of Representatives to reject $40 billion in proposed cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition... Read more

Fr. Peter F. Ryan, S.J.

Jesuit priest appointed to lead US bishops' doctrinal office

Jun 5, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

Fr. Peter Ryan, a Jesuit priest known for his defense of Church teaching, is slated to step up in August... Read more

Abuse report finds few allegations against clergy in 2012

May 11, 2013

The latest report on child protection in the U.S. Catholic Church found a total of 11 credible allegations of abuse... Read more

Bishop Joseph P. McFadden of Harrisburg (File Photo/CNA).

Pennsylvania mourns sudden loss of Bishop McFadden

May 3, 2013

Church and public officials from Pennsylvania are saddened by the unexpected death of Bishop Joseph P. McFadden, who shepherded the... Read more

Kim Daniels

US bishops name religious freedom advocate as president's spokeswoman

Apr 30, 2013

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has hired religious liberty attorney and mother of six Kim Daniels as spokesperson for... Read more

A volunteer at the Community Soup Kitchen passes a serving tray down to the next section in Valdosta, Ga., Aug. 14, 2012.

US bishops say budget should prioritize poor

Apr 29, 2013

The U.S. bishops have responded to President Barack Obama's 2014 budget proposal with a call to give high priority to... Read more

President Obama nominates Sen. John Kerry to serve as Secretary of State in the Roosevelt Room on Dec. 21, 2012. Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy.

US bishops urge support for international arms treaty

Apr 13, 2013

In a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry, a representative of the U.S. bishops' conference asked that the Obama... Read more

Cardinal Timothy Dolan

Pope's resignation invokes sadness, gratitude from US bishops

Feb 11, 2013

The U.S. bishops voiced sorrow over the news of Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation, as well as appreciation for his eight... Read more

Pro-life supporters participate in the West Coast Walk for Life 2012 in San Francisco, Jan. 21, 2012.

After 40 years of abortion, bishops voice sorrow, hope

Jan 22, 2013

By Michelle La Rosa

Church leaders across the U.S. expressed both grief and renewed determination on the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision... Read more

Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley of Boston speaks at a press conference for the 2012 USCCB Fall General Assembly.

Cardinal finds prayer, penance needed for end of abortion

Jan 22, 2013

By Michelle La Rosa

Prayers and penitential hearts must be at the foundation of efforts to restore a genuine respect for life in America,... Read more

Bishops announce prayer, pilgrimage campaign for life

Jan 15, 2013

By Michelle La Rosa

The U.S. bishops are inviting the faithful to participate in “Nine Days of Prayer, Penance and Pilgrimage” surrounding the 40th... Read more

Catholic University of America graduation, May 12, 2012.

Bishops find progress in relationship with Catholic colleges

Jan 10, 2013

A report by the U.S. bishops finds a positive relationship between Catholic universities in America and the Church, while encouraging... Read more

The March 2012 Stand up for Religious Freedom rally in Philadelphia, Pa. with Independence Hall in the background.

Bishops building movement for life, marriage and religious freedom

Dec 7, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

The U.S. bishops have announced a five-part pastoral strategy that is aimed at creating a movement dedicated to penance and... Read more


US bishops say homilies should invite Catholics to conversion

Nov 14, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Sunday homilies should promote repentance, instill a sense of mission and lead Catholics to grow in understanding their faith, the... Read more

Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles speaks during a press conference at the 2012 USCCB Fall General Assembly.

Bishops renew call for comprehensive immigration reform

Nov 14, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

The U.S. bishops are reiterating their appeal to President Obama and the newly elected members of Congress to enact just... Read more