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A child in a camp for Syrian refugees.

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

Apr 14, 2020

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

Apr 14, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

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

Apr 4, 2020

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

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Coronavirus crisis cannot justify discrimination, bishops say

Apr 3, 2020

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

Mar 27, 2020

By JD Flynn

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

Mar 16, 2020

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

Mar 13, 2020

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 

Mar 6, 2020

By Ed Condon

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

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Bishops and aid agencies praise coronavirus response

Feb 18, 2020

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

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US bishops praise pope's 'clarion call' for nuclear disarmament

Feb 14, 2020

The bishops of the United States released a statement on Friday, calling for the United States and other nuclear powers to... Read more

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National Marriage Week highlights 'special grace' of domestic Church

Feb 10, 2020

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops will once again observe National Marriage Week as part of the celebration of... Read more

Archbishop José H. Gómez of Los Angeles at the North American College in Rome, Sept. 16, 2019.

USCCB announces new head of National Review Board

Jan 31, 2020

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has announced the new chair of the National Review Board, a lay advisory body... Read more

Pro-life demonstrators.

On 'Roe' anniversary, bishops announce parish initiative to help pregnant women  

Jan 22, 2020

While lamenting the anniversaries of the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decisions that mandate legal abortion nationwide, the U.S. bishops announced... Read more

Ruling against Trump executive order helps people flee danger, bishops say

Jan 21, 2020

A federal judge’s ruling has halted President Donald Trump’s executive order that allows states and localities to refuse permission for... Read more

James Dailey.

U.S. bishops say death row inmate likely innocent, call for new trial

Jan 20, 2020

The U.S. bishops’ conference and the bishops of Florida are calling for a Florida death row inmate to be given... Read more

Bishops at the USCCB General Assembly in Baltimore, June 2019.

Bishops narrowly approve USCCB rate hike for 2021

Jan 10, 2020

The final result of 130 votes in favor from diocesan and eparchial bishops was the minimum number of votes required... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez.

Archbishop Gomez urges prayers for peace amid Iran tensions

Jan 8, 2020

Archbishop Jose Gomez, president of the USCCB, has urged Catholics to pray for peace amid rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran.  Read more

Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas. CNA file photo

U.S. bishops praise rule publicizing abortion 'surcharge' in health plan exchanges

Dec 23, 2019

The U.S. bishops have welcomed changes to the way abortion coverage is billed in some federally-funded health plan exchanges, saying... Read more

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Bishops condemn antisemitism after New Jersey shooting

Dec 13, 2019

By Matt Hadro

The U.S. bishops’ conference on Friday condemned the antisemitic shooting at a kosher market in Jersey City earlier this week,... Read more

Pope Francis meets with the bishops of the USCCB's Region VI, from Ohio and Michigan, at the Vatican, Dec. 10, 2019.

US bishops in Rome ask Pope Francis about McCarrick report

Dec 13, 2019

By Courtney Mares

American bishops from the Midwest met with Pope Francis this week with questions about the outcome of the Vatican’s investigation... Read more