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Cuban Flag.

US bishops disagree with designation of Cuba as terrorism sponsor

Jan 14, 2021

The US bishops’ chair for international justice and peace has expressed his disagreement with the State Department’s return of Cuba... Read more

Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas.

Archbishop Naumann: COVID-19 vaccine morally licit, but not obligatory for Catholics

Dec 22, 2020

By CNA Staff

Catholics are not morally obliged to take the coronavirus vaccine and should appeal to the Holy Spirit for wisdom, Archbishop... Read more

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Catholic US bishops approve use of COVID-19 vaccines with 'remote connection' to abortion

Dec 14, 2020

By CNA Staff

The United States bishops' conference has said that Catholics can take two of the three available COVID-19 vaccines, even though... Read more

Archbishop Wilton Gregory at the 2020 Youth Rally and Mass for Life.

Analysis: Will Gregory’s ‘dialogue’ with Biden undermine USCCB?

Nov 25, 2020

By Ed Condon

Archbishop Wilton Gregory has committed himself to working with the president-elect’s administration. But the soon-to-be cardinal’s pledge could put him in... Read more

Bishop Thomas Daly. CNA file photo.

Bishop Daly: Catholic schools should embrace faith, never compromise

Nov 18, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

The U.S. bishops’ new chairman for Catholic education says he hopes to bring his experience as a Catholic school teacher... Read more

Archbishop Alexander Sample of Portland speaks during the USCCB Fall Assembly 2020.

US bishops denounce racist violence and 'fringe ideology'

Nov 17, 2020

By Matt Hadro

After a summer of mass protests and civil unrest, bishops from around the U.S. shared stories of confronting racism in... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez speaks Nov. 17 during a virtual session of USCCB fall assembly.

Archbishop Gomez: Biden will ‘support policies’ against ‘fundamental’ Catholic values

Nov 17, 2020

Archbishop Jose Gomez told bishops Tuesday that a future President Biden, as a Catholic, would present unique challenges for the... Read more

Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore offers remarks during the 2020 virtual meeting of the U.S. bishops' conference.

Bishops call for prayer, fasting and reform as USCCB discusses McCarrick Report

Nov 17, 2020

By Ed Condon

U.S. bishops called for prayer, fasting, and reform during a virtual discussion Monday on the Vatican’s McCarrick Report, which was... Read more

Deborah Amato, chair of the National Advisory Council, addresses the USCCB fall meeting.

Abuse, racism and COVID-19: Advisory councils make recommendations to bishops 

Nov 16, 2020

By Mary Farrow

Clerical sex abuse, the COVID-19 pandemic and racial tensions were the focus of recommendations made by two councils that serve... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the USCCB, at the 2020 virtual fall general assembly.

USCCB 2020 fall meeting: Day 1 recap

Nov 16, 2020

An emphasis on the need for healing, in both the Church and broader society, was prominent throughout the first day... Read more

Archbishop Christophe Pierre addresses the USCCB Fall General Assembly.

US nuncio to USCCB: To heal society’s wounds, Catholics must be Good Samaritans

Nov 16, 2020

By Matt Hadro

Catholics need to be Good Samaritans to those wounded both by the coronavirus pandemic and by social conflict, the papal... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez leads a "virtual rosary" Oct. 7.

McCarrick Report documents ‘tragic chapter’ in Church’s life, USCCB president says

Nov 10, 2020

The president of the U.S. bishops’ conference said Tuesday morning that bishops will be studying the McCarrick Report issued by... Read more

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