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Bishop John Patrick Dolan of the Diocese of Phoenix visited the African nations of Ethiopia, Uganda, and Kenya in August 2023 for a tour of projects connected to the U.S. bishops’ conference’s Solidarity Fund for the Church in Africa.

Family life, ‘bonding together’ behind spread of Christianity in Africa, U.S. bishop says

Aug 29, 2023

By Agnes Aineah

Bishop John Patrick Dolan of Phoenix returned from a 12-day trip to the African countries of Ethiopia, Uganda, and Kenya... Read more

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Catholic bishops ask Supreme Court to uphold gun bans in domestic violence cases

Aug 23, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

The Supreme Court will hear the case U.S. v. Rahimi in its upcoming session. Read more

Bishop Michael Burbidge of Arlington, Va.

Bishops protest Biden administration’s addition of abortion to pregnant workers protections

Aug 9, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The U.S. bishops initially supported the bill but is now accusing the EEOC of distorting the law. Read more

A family sits in a tent at camp for refugees at Kenya's border town with Ethiopia, Moyale, about 484 miles north of capital Nairobi, on March 17, 2018 after fleeing Ethiopia.

U.S. bishops appeal to leaders to do more to ensure food security around the globe

Aug 7, 2023

By Zoe Romanowsky

Bishop David J. Malloy cited numbers that estimated about 258 million people in 58 countries experienced crisis-level acute hunger in... Read more

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on July 17, 2023, honored three champions of the pro-life cause at its People of Life awards during the annual Diocesan Pro-Life Leadership Conference in Toledo, Ohio. Pictured left to right are award recipients Margaret Hartshorn and Aurora Tinajero; Keith Moseley, husband of Kathryn Moseley, who passed away in June and received the award posthumously; and Bishop Michael Burbidge, chairman of the USCCB Committee on Pro-Life Activities.

U.S. bishops highlight ‘champions of the pro-life cause’ with annual award ceremony

Aug 2, 2023

By Daniel Payne

Margaret Hartshorn, Aurora Tinajero, and the late Kathryn Moseley will receive the conference’s 2023 “People of Life” awards. Read more

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Bishops’ peace chairman warns of ‘menace’ of nuclear weapons

Aug 2, 2023

By Daniel Payne

The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ peace committee this week urged Catholics to pray fervently for progress in nuclear arms... Read more

Portuguese pilgrims at WYD 2019, excited that their home country is set to host the next World Youth Day.

Here’s how many American pilgrims are headed to World Youth Day in Lisbon

Jul 24, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Pope Francis will be joining the pilgrims at World Youth Day Aug. 1–6, which has the theme “Mary arose and... Read more

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U.S. bishops announce where millions of dollars in charitable donations are going 

Jul 21, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

These donations "bring faith, hope, and love to people in despair, often in some of the most harsh and remote... Read more

Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio leads the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, and is president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

U.S. bishops’ report on clergy abuse: ‘Encouraging’ trends underscore need for reform

Jul 20, 2023

By Daniel Payne

Though the abuse allegations continue to fall year over year, the report noted that numerous dioceses came up short in... Read more

Afghan refugees in Kabul, Afghanistan, after the collapse of the country in August 2021.

Bishops urge Congress to pass bill granting asylum to Afghans who helped U.S. during war

Jul 20, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

The Afghan Adjustment Act was introduced in the Senate and House on July 13. Read more

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U.S. bishops warn against proposed change to definition of brain death 

Jul 20, 2023

By Daniel Payne

The USCCB and a key Catholic bioethics group are both warning of a potential rewriting of U.S. law to broaden... Read more

Cluster bomb.

Bishop expresses ‘moral concern’ over U.S. provision of cluster munitions to Ukraine

Jul 14, 2023

By Daniel Payne

The Defense Department announced last week it would be sending “additional security assistance to meet Ukraine’s critical security and defense... Read more

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Bishop Barron, U.S. bishops condemn FDA’s approval of first OTC birth control pill

Jul 14, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

The U.S. bishops on Thursday condemned the FDA’s approval of the first over-the-counter oral contraceptive “Opill.” Read more

Saint Francis Memorial Hospital in San Francisco.

Complex Catholic hospital mergers pose ethics challenge for U.S. bishops

Jul 13, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones, Lauretta Brown

The U.S. bishops’ conference has asked its Committee on Doctrine to address issues such as transgender surgeries and hormone treatments. Read more

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Lawmakers grill FBI chief on anti-Catholic memo

Jul 13, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The internal memo, dated Jan. 23 and leaked to the press on Feb. 8, outlines a Richmond FBI’s investigation of... Read more

Bishop Rolando Álvarez of Matagalpa, Nicaragua.

U.S. bishops call for release of Nicaraguan Bishop Álvarez 

Jul 13, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Following failed negotiations to free Bishop Rolando José Álvarez Lagos, the U.S. bishops called for the imprisoned prelate’s release. Read more

Immigrants seeking asylum in the United States wait as they are processed by U.S. Border Patrol agents in the early morning hours after crossing into Arizona from Mexico on May 10, 2023 in Yuma, Arizona.

U.S. bishops praise new immigrant family reunification program

Jul 11, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

The new program allows certain migrants with family in the U.S. to pursue a path to legal residency. Read more

Former U.S. postal worker Gerald Groff believes his religious freedom was violated when heh was reprimanded for refusing to work on Sundays.

U.S. bishops praise Supreme Court’s unanimous Groff v. DeJoy religious freedom decision

Jun 30, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

The ruling favoring a Christian postal worker’s religious freedom rights “breathed life back” into a major civil rights law. Read more

Archbishop Timothy Broglio, the newly elected president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, meets with reporters in Baltimore on Nov. 15, 2022.

U.S. bishops rebuke group of Catholic Democrats vowing to support abortion

Jun 29, 2023

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

The USCCB has issued a response to a group of lawmakers who signed a letter citing Catholic teaching as a... Read more

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High school graduate wins religious freedom essay contest telling story of ‘Little Li’

Jun 26, 2023

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Sofia Cornicelli’s winning entry told the story of an 11-year-old girl in 1950s Communist China and her devotion to the... Read more