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Cardinal Timothy Dolan prays at the 2012 USCCB Fall General Assembly.

Bishops nix economy statement; approve preaching, confession documents

Nov 14, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Although they shelved a strongly debated statement on the economy, the U.S. bishops’ approved moving ahead with the reorganization of... Read more

Cardinal Timothy Dolan at a press conference for the 2012 USCCB Fall General Assembly, Nov. 13.

Election shows need to better present marriage beliefs

Nov 13, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Bishops and Catholics must work to better deliver the Church's teaching on marriage in light of the recent U.S. elections,... Read more

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Bishops choose new committee heads, treasurer-elect

Nov 13, 2012

The United States Catholic bishops have elected Bishop Kevin J. Farrell of Dallas as their new treasurer-elect, as well as... Read more

Cardinal Seán O'Malley speaks about the U.S. election results on Nov. 12, 2012 as Archbishop William Lori looks on.

Church cannot live with contraception mandate, bishops say

Nov 12, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

In the aftermath of the Nov. 6 elections, the U.S. bishops stressed that they will push ahead with defending religious... Read more

The USCCB 2012 Fall General Assembly.

Cardinal Dolan calls bishops to conversion at annual meeting

Nov 12, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

The mission of evangelization, which is critical to the calling of every bishop, must begin with penance and interior renewal,... Read more

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, speaks at the fall General Assembly on Nov. 14, 2011.

US bishops' meeting to focus on preaching, new media

Nov 8, 2012

At their upcoming general assembly, the U.S. bishops are slated to discuss the issues of how to preach more effectively,... Read more

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Catechism's benefits explained for Year of Faith

Nov 1, 2012

To encourage believers during the Year of Faith, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has released a reflection on the... Read more

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo at the North American College in Rome on March 19, during his Ad Limina visit with bishops from Region X.

US bishops urge Catholic participation in Respect Life Month

Sep 26, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

The U.S. bishops' chairman on pro-life issues invited Catholics to commemorate the forty-first annual Respect Life Month through prayer, education... Read more

Dr. Jonathan Reyes.

US bishops tap Denver Catholic Charities CEO as justice department head

Sep 17, 2012

President and CEO of Denver Catholic Charities, Dr. Jonathan Reyes, is honored to accept his new role as executive director... Read more

Sara Hutchinson of Catholics for Choice and Rev. Harry Knox listen to Bishop Tonyia Rawls of the Freedom Center for Social Justice at a Sept. 5, 2012 press conference.

Catholics for Choice argues religious freedom only applies to private actions

Sep 5, 2012

A dissenting Catholic group believes that the First Amendment protection of religious freedom applies to personal decisions but does not... Read more

Bishop Stephen E. Blaire of Stockton, Calif.

US bishops urge cooperative effort to renew economy

Aug 14, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

The U.S. bishops' point man on domestic justice issues has called for an economic renewal that places “working people and... Read more

Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore.

Pope's support for Knights shows religious freedom not partisan

Aug 7, 2012

By Marianne Medlin

Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore believes that Pope Benedict's praise for the Knights of Columbus' efforts to defend religious... Read more

People participate in the opening Mass of the Fortnight for Freedom on June 21, 2012 in Baltimore, Md.

Supporters say 'partisan' charge misses point of bishops' efforts

Jul 10, 2012

Critics who accuse the U.S. bishops of “partisanship” have misunderstood their motives by viewing religious questions in secular terms, supporters... Read more

US bishops urge Congress to 'fix' problems in health care law

Jun 28, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has renewed its call for Congress to correct problems within the 2010 health care... Read more

Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington, D.C.

New American Bible to be revised into single translation

Jun 19, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

The U.S. bishops have announced a plan to revise the New Testament of the New American Bible so a single... Read more

Bishop Salvatore J. Cordileone.

Calif. bishop says defense of marriage encounters challenges, hope

Jun 19, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Bishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of Oakland, Calif., emphasized that the U.S. bishops' ongoing efforts to defend marriage are critical in... Read more

Bishop John C. Wester of Salt Lake City.

Bishops consider revamping their communications model

Jun 15, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Bishop John C. Wester of Salt Lake City encouraged his fellow bishops to make use of new communications methods in... Read more

Al Notzon, chair of the National Review Board, gives an update on the Dallas Charter June 13, 2012.

Report finds success, urges continued vigilance in sex abuse prevention

Jun 14, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

The Catholic Church in the U.S. has made significant improvements in preventing and addressing clergy sexual abuse and should continue... Read more

Bishops participate in the June 13-15, 2012 full USCCB assembly in Atlanta, Ga.

Bishops briefed on religious liberty efforts, prepare for 'difficult road'

Jun 13, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Speakers at the U.S. bishops’ meeting in Atlanta, Ga. emphasized the importance of continuing efforts to defend religious freedom through... Read more

Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory.

Bishops say HHS lawsuits represent broad Catholic interest

May 23, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Bishops nationwide have voiced support for a wave of recent lawsuits against the federal contraception mandate, explaining that the dioceses... Read more