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The U.S. bishops warned that a revived ERA could be used to expand abortion in the United States.

U.S. bishops urge senators to oppose revival of the Equal Rights Amendment

Feb 28, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

The bishops cited possible threats to religious freedom as well as a likelihood the amendment would be used to strike... Read more


Catholics, are you going to confession? Watch for these changes

Feb 23, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

The “essential words” of the priest’s absolution formula have not been changed, but there are “two minor modifications to the... Read more

Bishop Rolando Álvarez of the Diocese of Matagalpa, Nicaragua.

As Catholics welcome Nicaraguan exiles, leading U.S. bishop calls for restoration of human rights

Feb 21, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

Catholic organizations in the U.S. have quickly mobilized to welcome political exiles from Nicaragua, but more must be done, Archbishop... Read more

Cardinal Timothy Dolan.

U.S. bishops: FBI document targeting Catholics is ‘religious profiling’

Feb 17, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

The USCCB responded Thursday to a leaked document from the FBI that appears to reveal an investigation into “radical traditionalist”... Read more

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

Head of U.S. bishops’ conference contradicts Biden’s claims about taxpayer-funded abortions

Feb 1, 2023

By Matt McDonald

President Biden asserted this week that neither the pope nor all Catholic bishops oppose public funding for abortion in the... Read more

Cardinal Timothy Dolan attends Columbus Day parade in New York City.

Cardinal Dolan criticizes Biden administration for trying to force employers to cover contraception

Feb 1, 2023

By Matt McDonald

HHS announced a proposed rule that would leave in place the current exemption for religious employers but take away the... Read more

President Joe Biden responds to a question from EWTN's Owen Jensen about the Catholic bishops' position on federal funding of abortion.

Biden claims the pope and some bishops are open to taxpayer funded abortion

Feb 1, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

President Joe Biden this week claimed that Pope Francis and some bishops are not on board with the USCCB’s statement... Read more

Archbishop Broglio blesses Sashko Lenevych, a lieutenant in the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Here’s what American Catholics in the pews have done to help relief efforts in Ukraine

Jan 27, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

“When the first bombs struck Ukraine nearly a year ago, aid was already coming in from Catholics in the United... Read more

Martin Luther King Jr. addresses a crowd from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial where he delivered his famous I Have a Dream speech during the Aug 28 1963 march on Washington DC.

U.S. Catholic bishops observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan 16, 2023

By Katie Yoder

Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops recalled Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy in... Read more


Catholic bishops’ pro-life chair applauds passage of ‘Born-Alive’ Act

Jan 12, 2023

By Katie Yoder

“We commend the House of Representatives for passing legislation to protect innocent children from infanticide,” Bishop Michael Burbidge of Arlington... Read more


Catholic bishops condemn Biden administration’s new policy on abortion pills

Jan 9, 2023

By Katie Yoder

The U.S. Catholic bishops are challenging the Biden administration after the FDA announced for the first time that pharmacies can... Read more

Bishop Seitz welcomes President Biden at the El Paso airport as he begins his first trip to the border as president Jan. 8, 2023.

El Paso bishop meets with Biden, warns of ‘suffering’ to result from new immigration policy

Jan 9, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Bishop Mark Seitz handed President Joe Biden a a Sacred Heart holy card on which a migrant child on the... Read more

A male Border Patrol agent in La Joya, Texas, speaks in November 2021 with a Honduran man holding his daughter and waiting to be transported to a processing center after turning himself in to seek asylum.

U.S. bishops urge Biden administration to ‘reverse its present course’ on immigration

Jan 8, 2023

By Zelda Caldwell

The bishops declared their opposition to the administration’s new rules and said those who flee violence have a right to... Read more

A woman prays in St. Peter's Basilica on Jan. 4, 2023, during the final day that the body of the late Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI is lying in state

Here’s how to pray the U.S. bishops’ special novena for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

Jan 4, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

The novena asks God “to bestow his infinite mercy on the man who served the Church as Bishop of Rome.” Read more

Archbishop Timothy Broglio of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA praised Servant of God Vincent Capodanno at a memorial Mass marking the 55th anniversary of the death of the heroic chaplain Sept. 6, 2022.

With ‘sorrow and gratitude,’ USCCB president reflects on the death and legacy of Benedict XVI

Dec 31, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Benedict XVI helped lead the Church to “a more profound love of truth and the mystery of God,” Archbishop Timothy... Read more


‘Gravely disappointed’: U.S. bishops respond to passage of the same-sex marriage act

Dec 1, 2022

By Peter Pinedo

Bishop Robert Barron authored a statement urging members of Congress to reject the “misnamed” Respect for Marriage Act passed by... Read more

People participate in a Jewish solidarity march across the Brooklyn Bridge on Jan. 5, 2020, in New York City.

U.S. bishops express outrage at increase in antisemitic attacks

Nov 29, 2022

By Peter Pinedo

The bishops called on Christians to join them in opposing acts of antisemitism, both online and in person, and in... Read more

Pope Francis meets with the United States bishops at St. Matthew's Cathedral in Washington, D.C., Sept. 23, 2015.

Pope Francis: ‘Jesus did not create bishops’ conferences’

Nov 28, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis spoke about the role of bishops, racism, polarization, sexual abuse, the Vatican-China deal, and whether he has any... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco

Exclusive interview: 7 questions for Archbishop Cordileone 

Nov 20, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco sat down with CNA for an interview during a break at the U.S.... Read more

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

9 key things the U.S. bishops did at their fall meeting in Baltimore

Nov 18, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell

Here’s a summary of key actions taken at the U.S.Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) fall plenary assembly. Read more