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Survey: Americans dissatisfied with bishops’ response to sex abuse crisis

Dec 9, 2019

Americans largely disapprove of the way the U.S. bishops have handled the sex abuse scandal in the U.S. Catholic Church,... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles at the USCCB autumn general assembly in Baltimore, Md., Nov. 12, 2019.

Archbishop Gomez: The Church belongs to Christ

Nov 21, 2019

Following his election as president of the US bishops' conference, Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles has noted that what... Read more

Bishops pray during the Fall General Assembly of the USCCB.

Analysis: The USCCB 'abortion debate,' and what came after

Nov 14, 2019

By JD Flynn

On Tuesday, 69 U.S. bishops voted against the inclusion of a paragraph in a letter they plan to soon publish.... Read more

Bishops at the 2019 USCCB fall assembly in Baltimore.

US bishops approve updated seminary program, Hispanic ministry efforts

Nov 12, 2019

By Matt Hadro

The U.S. Catholic bishops’ conference on Tuesday passed several action items, including an update of seminary formation and an effort... Read more

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia.

In USCCB debate, Chaput defends prioritizing fight against abortion

Nov 12, 2019

By Matt Hadro

The U.S. Catholic bishops approved a letter to supplement their voting document on Tuesday—but not without controversy during debate on... Read more

Bishops pray at the 2019 USCCB fall general assembly in Baltimore.

US bishops elect new committee leadership 

Nov 12, 2019

Members of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) elected six new chairmen on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at their... Read more

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

‘I just wanted to be a priest’: Archbishop Gomez elected president of USCCB

Nov 12, 2019

By JD Flynn

Born in Mexico and ordained a priest in Spain, Gomez is the first Latino to lead the bishops’ conference. He is also... Read more

Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican, April 19, 2018.

Cardinal O'Malley: Pope Francis will publish Vatican McCarrick report 'soon'

Nov 11, 2019

By Matt Hadro

The results of the Vatican’s investigation of Theodore McCarrick should be published by early 2020, Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston... Read more

Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas.

Archbishop Naumann: Know the pregnancy resources available in your community

Nov 11, 2019

Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas announced Monday at the US Conference of Catholic Bishops’ fall meeting an... Read more

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

Analysis: USCCB elections and the Church's theological vision

Nov 10, 2019

By JD Flynn

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

Nov 4, 2019

By Mary Farrow

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

Nov 2, 2019

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

Sign outside the Department of Health and Human Services building in downtown Washington, DC.

HHS changes rules to protect religious adoption agencies

Nov 1, 2019

By Matt Hadro

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

Oct 29, 2019

By Matt Hadro

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

Oct 29, 2019

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

Oct 27, 2019

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

Oct 9, 2019

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

Church building overlooking smokestack.

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

Oct 4, 2019

By Matt Hadro

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

Sep 26, 2019

By Jonah McKeown

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

Sep 19, 2019

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