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The USCCB autumn general assembly in Baltimore, Md., Nov. 11, 2019.

USCCB officials on the ballot for conference leadership role

Sep 18, 2020

By JD Flynn

Two officials of the U.S. bishops’ conference will be candidates to replace Msgr. Brian Bransfield, the outgoing general secretary of... Read more

The USCCB autumn general assembly in Baltimore, Md., Nov. 11, 2019.

USCCB November meeting will be virtual, bishops announce

Aug 31, 2020

The U.S. bishops’ conference will conduct its November general assembly virtually, the bishops announced Friday, in light of the coronavirus... Read more

USCCB to Trump administration: 'Stop these executions!'

Aug 27, 2020

The U.S. bishops’ conference on Thursday criticized the federal government for its continued use of the death penalty, which the... Read more

Bishop Shelton Fabre of Houma-Thibodaux.

US bishops call for day of fasting to end racism

Aug 27, 2020

The bishops of the United States are urging Catholics to pray and fast for an end to racism on Friday,... Read more

Bishops pray during the Fall General Assembly of the USCCB.

Analysis: The end of business as usual for the USCCB?

Aug 21, 2020

By JD Flynn

The U.S. bishops’ conference has canceled its in-person November meeting in response to the coronavirus pandemic, several sources have told... Read more

National Institutes of Health, Washington, D.C.

US bishops 'applaud' Trump administration over fetal tissue research decision

Aug 21, 2020

The U.S. bishops’ pro-life committee praised the Trump administration on Thursday after a new federal ethics advisory board recommended against... Read more

Bishops at the USCCB General Assembly in Baltimore, June 2019.

USCCB: Staffer ‘elated’ by Harris VP pick spoke in ‘personal capacity’

Aug 14, 2020

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said Friday that a staff member who recently said she was "elated" by the... Read more

The USCCB autumn general assembly in Baltimore, Md., Nov. 11, 2019.

USCCB official 'elated' over Harris, Biden's pro-choice VP pick

Aug 13, 2020

By JD Flynn

An official at the U.S. bishops’ conference said Thursday that the selection of Senator Kamala Harris as Joe Biden’s presidential... Read more

A Catholic Church in Nagasaki, destroyed by the Aug. 9, 1945 atomic bombing of the city. Public domain

Ahead of Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombing anniversary, USCCB prays for peace

Aug 3, 2020

Just days ahead of the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II, the... Read more

Federal housing rule change is self-defeating, Catholic leaders warn

Jul 29, 2020

Changes to federal fair housing rules undermine the government's responsibility to guide efforts to overcome the legacy of racial discrimination... Read more

Archbishop Nelson Perez. Courtesy photo.

US bishops launch year-long dialogue with young Catholics

Jul 27, 2020

Last weekend, a group of 300 Catholics, including 30 bishops and the apostolic nuncio to the United States, kicked off... Read more

Statue of Mary outside Cathedral Prep School and Seminary, Queens, New York.

Bishops urge Catholics to 'meet hatred with love' after churches vandalized

Jul 23, 2020

Leading U.S. bishops have released a joint statement on Wednesday, July 22, responding to the recent spate of vandalism against... Read more

Hagia Sophia, which will be inaugurated as a mosque July 24.

Catholic, Eastern Orthodox Churches to observe day of mourning for Hagia Sophia

Jul 21, 2020

The US Conference of Catholic Bishops said Tuesday that July 24 “is a Day of Mourning” for Hagia Sophia. The... Read more

Paycheck Protection Progam application.

Catholic bishops defend federal paycheck loan participation

Jul 10, 2020

The U.S. bishops on Friday defended the use of the federal Paycheck Protection Program by Catholic parishes, hospitals, schools, dioceses,... Read more

Protests against the killing of George Floyd in Ann Arbor Michigan, June 2020.

‘No justice, no peace’ reflects Catholic principles for police reform, bishops say

Jun 25, 2020

Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City, Bishop Mario Dorsonville, auxiliary bishop of Washington, and Bishop Shelton Fabre of Houma-Thibodaux sent... Read more

Diocesan bankruptcies could require Vatican approval, Vatican official reminds bishops

Jun 23, 2020

By Ed Condon, JD Flynn

The Vatican has written to the president of the U.S. bishops’ conference, to remind dioceses that filing for bankruptcy could... Read more

Archbishop Thomas Wenski speaks at a press conference.

Miami archbishop to lead US Catholic bishops on religious liberty

Jun 22, 2020

Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami has been appointed as the acting chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’... Read more

US Catholic bishops praise Supreme Court DACA decision

Jun 18, 2020

By Matt Hadro

The U.S. Catholic bishops’ conference (USCCB) praised the Supreme Court on Thursday for a decision that keeps the federal Deferred... Read more

US Supreme Court.

US Catholic bishops: Supreme Court has 'redefined' the meaning of 'sex'

Jun 15, 2020

The president of the U.S. bishops’ conference on Monday lamented the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in a case that considered... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles at the Pontifical North American College in Rome, Sept. 16, 2019.

Archbishop Gomez names four new members of National Review Board

Jun 11, 2020

The president of the United States’ Conference of Catholic Bishops has appointed four new members of the National Review Board,... Read more