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Bishops pray during the Fall General Assembly of the USCCB.

Analysis: After McCarrick report, US bishops have Zoom meeting

Nov 6, 2020

By JD Flynn

While the USCCB have several items of business at a meeting this month, it is likely to be what’s said... Read more

Members of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops gather for their Fall Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland on Nov. 11, 2019.

USCCB set to convene virtual assembly six days after McCarrick report

Nov 6, 2020

The Fall General Assembly of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops will be held in two live-streamed sessions on... Read more

Basilique Notre-Dame de l'Assomption, Nice, France.

US bishops join Pope Francis in prayer and mourning after Nice attack

Oct 29, 2020

The bishops of the United States joined Pope Francis Thursday in mourning a deadly attack at a basilica in Nice.  Read more

Woman praying in Catholic church.

US bishops launch novena for Election Day

Oct 21, 2020

The bishops of the United States are encouraging Catholics to pray a novena to help form their consciences ahead of Election Day... Read more

Members of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops gather for their Fall Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland on Nov. 11, 2019.

US Catholic bishops announce candidates for committee chairs

Oct 5, 2020

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has announced the slate of candidates to fill the eight vacancies for committee... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez.

US bishops welcome 'profound and beautiful' Fratelli tutti

Oct 5, 2020

The bishops of the United States have praised the release of Pope Francis’ new encyclical, calling it a “profound and... Read more

US bishops to Trump: 'Enough. Stop these executions'  

Sep 22, 2020

The Catholic bishops of the United States on Tuesday implored President Donald Trump to halt two federal executions set to... Read more

CNA file photo.

What does the Catholic Church teach about voting? A CNA Explainer

Sep 18, 2020

By JD Flynn

The Church does not dictate to Catholics how they should vote, but it does provide guiding principles for making decisions... Read more

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