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The USCCB autumn General Assembly in Baltimore, Md., Nov. 12, 2018.

Analysis: USCCB elections and the Church's theological vision

The U.S. bishops’ conference fall meeting is unlikely to offer any surprises to Church observers watching the assembly. In fact,... Read more

Bishop Michael Bransfield. CNA file photo.

Bishop Bransfield disinvited from US bishops' meeting

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has canceled their invitation for Bishop Michael Bransfield, former head of the Diocese... Read more

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

Congress must end grisly treatment of aborted babies’ remains, US bishops say

The disrespectful treatment of aborted babies’ human remains by abortion doctors, demands federal action, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops... Read more

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HHS changes rules to protect religious adoption agencies

The rule change by the Department of Health and Human Services means that faith-based adoption agencies to continue receiving federal funding without matching children... Read more

U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, D.C.

Catholic groups warn of assisted dying risks in House palliative care bill

The House of Representatives passed a bill late Monday to support palliative care—but Catholic groups are concerned that a key... Read more

the oldest Catholic public radio station in North America on both AM and FM, June 10 2019 in Nome Alaska.

USCCB to give dioceses $10 million for local mission projects

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) announced on Monday that it has allocated $9.9 million in grants for... Read more

The USCCB fall general assembly in Baltimore, Nov. 12, 2018.

US bishops’ conference to vote on president, action items at fall meeting

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will be electing a new president, vice president, and committee chairs, and... Read more

USCCB vice president Archbishop Jose Gomez.

Candidates announced for next USCCB president

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has released the list of candidates ahead of its presidential and vice-presidential elections. The... Read more

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EPA tells churches to cut mercury but says restrictions on power plants unnecessary

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is asking houses of worship to eliminate mercury products, while at the same time saying... Read more

A migrant farm worker chats with fellow Catholics at a Mass celebrated near the US-Mexico border, on Sept. 25, 2019.

At US-Mexico border, bishops emphasize bonds of faith and family

At a Mass and press conference held at the US-Mexico border in El Paso, Texas on Wednesday, bishops from the... Read more

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Polls show majority support in US for medical conscience protections

New poll results show that a large majority of Americans believe that healthcare professionals should not be forced to provide... Read more

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Bishops say reducing refugee numbers 'wholly counter to our values'

As the Trump administration reportedly considers further cuts to U.S. refugee admissions, the leader of the U.S. bishops’ migration committee has stated... Read more

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo. CNA file photo.

USCCB issues 9th mass shooting statement of 2019

The U.S. bishops’ conference Sunday issued a statement in response to the Aug. 31 Texas shooting spree that left 5... Read more

Pro-life leaders with an impact win Catholic honors

Three Catholic pro-life leaders have won recognition for their diverse work, including outreach to pregnant and parenting women and public... Read more

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville at the Pontifical North American College in Rome on Oct. 8, 2014.

Archbishop Kurtz resigns as religious liberty chair during cancer treatment

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville has stepped down from leading the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ religious liberty committee... Read more

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo at the USCCB autumn General Assembly in Baltimore, Nov. 12, 2018. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)

Bishops condemn new asylum policy for U.S.-Mexico border

The president of U.S. bishops’ conference issued a statement on Tuesday condemning a newly-announced rule on asylum eligibility at the... Read more

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USCCB official: NEA abortion support 'appalling'

The National Education Association (NEA) Representative Assembly last weekend adopted agenda items recognizing the “fundamental right to abortion under Roe... Read more

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Raids on undocumented migrants to go ahead, Trump announces

Planned raids to detain and deport thousands of undocumented immigrants will go ahead after a postponement of several weeks, the... Read more

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz.

Archbishop Kurtz announces cancer diagnosis, asks for prayers

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz requested prayers Wednesday as he announced that he has been diagnosed with bladder cancer and will soon undergo treatment.  Read more

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May cooler heads prevail regarding Iran, US bishops plead

The US must avoid war with Iran and instead pursue dialogue and engagement, the chair of the US bishops' committee... Read more