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UPDATED: Here’s what you need to know about the National Eucharistic Revival

Jun 20, 2023

By CNA Staff, Peter Pinedo

Sponsored by the U.S. Catholic bishops, the revival aims to inspire people to encounter Jesus in the Eucharist.  Read more

A mixed-income and affordable housing redevelopment located in Memphis, Tennessee.

U.S. bishops urge Congress to make housing affordable

Jun 15, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The bishops urged Congress to invest in programs to make housing affordable and to ensure faith-based organizations have religious freedom... Read more

The U.S. bishops met in Baltimore for their annual fall general assembly on Nov. 14-17, 2022.

U.S. bishops to discuss health care, eucharistic revival, and more at spring meeting

Jun 13, 2023

By Lauretta Brown

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is in Orlando, Florida, this week for its spring meeting with a full agenda. Read more

Detail from a window in St Nicholas' Cathedral, Newcastle, England

Bishops invite Catholics to pray Litany of Sacred Heart in response to Dodgers’ ‘blasphemy’

Jun 12, 2023

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

The bishops’ prayer request comes after the Los Angeles Dodgers announced they would be honoring the “Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.” Read more

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Congress must act against online child exploitation, U.S. bishops say

Jun 8, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

“Online child exploitation threatens the safety and well-being of our young people and destroys families and communities,” the bishops said... Read more

Bishop Michael Burbidge of Arlington, Virginia, at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ fall plenary assembly in Baltimore, Nov. 16, 2022.

‘We have much to celebrate’: USCCB pro-life chair releases Dobbs anniversary statement

Jun 6, 2023

By Tina Dennelly

Bishop Michael Burbidge released a statement June 6 ahead of the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn... Read more

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Catholic bishops, educators ask regulators to reject transgender sports rule

May 18, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The proposed rule would amend the current regulations set by Title IX to restructure how schools must address transgender issues... Read more

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Catholic bishops to FDA: Don’t make ‘minipill’ contraceptive over-the-counter

May 16, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

Federal regulators should reject proposed over-the-counter use of the progestin-only “minipill” contraceptive, the U.S. bishops have said. Read more

Immigrants seeking asylum in the United States stand in line to be 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.

What is Title 42, why are the bishops against it, and what will happen next?

May 10, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Title 42 of a 1944 public health law to curb the inflow of migrants into the U.S. during the height... Read more

Key Catholic leaders ministering to migrants at the border pose for a photograph with President Joe Biden Jan. 8, 2023. Left to right: Bishop Seitz of El Paso, Texas; Sister Norma Pimental of Brownsville, Texas; and Ruben Garcia, director of migrant shelter Annunciation House.

U.S. bishops condemn ‘Secure the Border Act of 2023’

May 8, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso issued an open letter to Congress on May 5, strongly condemning the Secure the... Read more

Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio leads the Archdiocese for the Military Services.

Archbishop of military services condemns new rule allowing abortion at VA medical centers

May 1, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Archbishop Timothy Broglio called the new VA rule on abortion and a DoD policy funding abortion travel “morally repugnant and... Read more

A participant in the Women's March event Jan. 18, 2020, in San Francisco holds a "Pass the Equal Rights Amendment" sign while marching.

Catholic bishops praise Senate’s blocking of ERA, cite abortion, religious freedom concerns

Apr 28, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Catholic bishops praised senators who stood their ground Thursday to prevent efforts to enshrine the Equal Rights Amendment in the... Read more

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U.S. bishops call for new farm bill that prioritizes needy families

Apr 27, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The U.S. bishops are urging Congress to prioritize programs that feed needy families and support small-family farmers in the 2023... Read more

Pope Francis on April 25, 2023, appointed Bishop Timothy Senior, who serves as the chancellor of St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia, as the next bishop of the Diocese of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Pope Francis names new bishop to shepherd Harrisburg Diocese

Apr 25, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Bishop Timothy Senior, an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, was named as the next bishop of the Diocese... Read more

Bishop José Álvarez Lagos surrounded by police officers on Aug. 4, 2022.

Nicaragua regime’s harassment of Catholics demands a response, US bishops say

Apr 21, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

During Holy Week, the police arrested at least 15 Nicaraguans who were mostly faithful Catholics and critics of the regime. Read more

Veteran Affairs health clinic in Eugene, Oregon.

U.S. bishops: Senate vote keeping abortion in veteran health benefits is a ‘gross failure’

Apr 20, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

The bishops said it is “inhumane” to provide taxpayer-funded abortion as “a so-called solution to pregnancy.” Read more

Pope Francis' General Audience in St. Peter's Square on March 29, 2023.

U.S. bishops ask for prayer for pope’s quick recovery

Mar 30, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Following news of Pope Francis’ hospitalization on Wednesday, U.S. bishops asked for prayer for the pontiff’s quick recovery. Read more

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Bishops to Biden administration: Keep in place federal rules to protect college religious groups

Mar 28, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

The Biden administration seeks to rescind the “equal campus access” provisions of the Trump administration’s 2020 Religious Liberty and Free... Read more

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U.S. bishops: Catholic health care providers shouldn’t perform ‘gender transition’ procedures

Mar 20, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

The procedures “do not respect the fundamental order of the human person as an intrinsic unity of body and soul,... Read more

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Encounter Jesus in the Mass this Easter with this 7-week series offered by the Eucharistic Revival

Mar 20, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

The series will feature powerful weekly reflections from some of the nation’s leading Catholic speakers and theologians on the divine... Read more