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Pope Francis.

Pope Francis called Archbishop Gomez to express prayers after death of George Floyd

Pope Francis called the president of the U.S. bishops’ conference on Wednesday to convey his prayers and solidarity for Americans... Read more

Protest for George Floyd in Minneapolis, May 26, 2020.

Archbishop Gomez on racism: 'It should not be this way in America'

The leader of the country’s largest Catholic diocese and the president of the U.S. bishops’ conference addressed the weekend’s violence... Read more

Cardinal Timothy Dolan delivers remarks on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol at the January 20, 2017 inauguration ceremony of Donald Trump.

USCCB: Call with Trump was about schools, not campaign

The U.S. bishops’ conference has responded to charges that it might have knowingly facilitated illegal campaigning by the White House... Read more

Pornhub website logo.

Bishops urge DOJ to confront the porn industry, protect porn’s victims

With pornographic website traffic spiking while countries remain on lockdown, the bishops of the United States are urging the Justice... Read more

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USCCB: Ask why coronavirus is 'devastating' black communities

The bishops of the United States are calling for an examination of why the COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted African-American communities.   Read more

Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Bishops will 'consecrate' the US and Canada to Mary. Here's what that means

The bishops of the U.S. and Canada are set to consecrate their countries to Mary on Friday. Here's what it... Read more

The White House, Washington, DC.

White House consults bishops on church reopening guidelines

The White House has consulted four Catholic bishops who have reinstituted public Masses as the Trump administration considers issuing guidelines... Read more

Farm workers.

Protect vital migrant and farm workers during coronavirus, bishops say

The bishops of the United States have called for increased protections and support for farm workers during the ongoing COVID-19... Read more

Priestly ordination.

2020 priest ordination class is slightly smaller, more diverse, survey finds

A survey of the 2020 priestly ordination class was published by the U.S. Catholic bishops’ conference (USCCB) on Thursday, a... Read more

Archbishop José Horacio Gómez of Los Angeles.

US and Canada to be consecrated to 'Mary, Mother of the Church'

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles has invited all U.S. bishops to join him in reconsecrating the U.S. to the... Read more

Historic mission church in Texas.

Why you should remember the missions when you miss the sacraments

Many U.S. Catholics have limited or no access to the sacraments during the coronavirus pandemic, bringing to many parishes a... Read more

A child in a camp for Syrian refugees.

US bishops join Pope Francis' call for global ceasefire to counter coronavirus

The U.S. bishops have echoed Pope Francis’ call for a global ceasefire to help defend vulnerable populations from the COVID-19... Read more

A crucifix outside a Tennessee church after storms over Easter, 2020.

Bishops pray for victims of Easter storms

The bishops of the United States have offered their prayers in solidarity with victims after 30 people were killed by severe... Read more

A statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus inside the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Rome, Italy. June 9, 2015.

Archbishop Gomez to lead Good Friday Sacred Heart litany

“This Holy Week will be different. Our churches may be closed, but Christ is not quarantined and his Gospel is... Read more

Doctor with a clipboard.

Coronavirus crisis cannot justify discrimination, bishops say

The coronavirus pandemic does not justify abandoning medical ethics, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops told medical professionals in... Read more

Confessional.

USCCB liturgy chair: No cell phones for confession, no delegation of sacramental anointing

The chair of the U.S. bishops’ committee on liturgy wrote to U.S. bishops Friday, to clarify issues related to the... Read more

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

US reporting mechanism for episcopal abuse cases launched

A national third-party reporting system for allegations of abuse, neglect, or misconduct against bishops in the US has launched.  Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles.

'God does not abandon us': US bishops urge prayer, state action over coronavirus

Catholic bishops in the United States offered prayers and encouragement as Congress considers a relief package for the Coronavirus.  Read more

Pope Francis received at the Vatican members of the  USCCB Region XII for their “ad Limina Apostolorum” visit on Feb. 3, 2020.

Analysis: Pope Francis’ diplomatic triumph with US bishops 

Months of papal meetings with American prelates appear to have proved a quiet, but noteworthy, triumph of pastoral diplomacy at... Read more

People wearing surgical mask sitting in subway in Shanghai, China.

Bishops and aid agencies praise coronavirus response

American bishops and leaders of Catholic aid agencies have praised Vatican and U.S. responses to the coronavirus outbreak, and encouraged... Read more