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The USCCB autumn general assembly in Baltimore, Md., Nov. 11, 2019.

USCCB official 'elated' over Harris, Biden's pro-choice VP pick

Aug 13, 2020

By JD Flynn

An official at the U.S. bishops’ conference said Thursday that the selection of Senator Kamala Harris as Joe Biden’s presidential... Read more

A Catholic Church in Nagasaki, destroyed by the Aug. 9, 1945 atomic bombing of the city. Public domain

Ahead of Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombing anniversary, USCCB prays for peace

Aug 3, 2020

Just days ahead of the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II, the... Read more

Federal housing rule change is self-defeating, Catholic leaders warn

Jul 29, 2020

Changes to federal fair housing rules undermine the government's responsibility to guide efforts to overcome the legacy of racial discrimination... Read more

Archbishop Nelson Perez. Courtesy photo.

US bishops launch year-long dialogue with young Catholics

Jul 27, 2020

Last weekend, a group of 300 Catholics, including 30 bishops and the apostolic nuncio to the United States, kicked off... Read more

Statue of Mary outside Cathedral Prep School and Seminary, Queens, New York.

Bishops urge Catholics to 'meet hatred with love' after churches vandalized

Jul 23, 2020

Leading U.S. bishops have released a joint statement on Wednesday, July 22, responding to the recent spate of vandalism against... Read more

Hagia Sophia, which will be inaugurated as a mosque July 24.

Catholic, Eastern Orthodox Churches to observe day of mourning for Hagia Sophia

Jul 21, 2020

The US Conference of Catholic Bishops said Tuesday that July 24 “is a Day of Mourning” for Hagia Sophia. The... Read more

Paycheck Protection Progam application.

Catholic bishops defend federal paycheck loan participation

Jul 10, 2020

The U.S. bishops on Friday defended the use of the federal Paycheck Protection Program by Catholic parishes, hospitals, schools, dioceses,... Read more

Protests against the killing of George Floyd in Ann Arbor Michigan, June 2020.

‘No justice, no peace’ reflects Catholic principles for police reform, bishops say

Jun 25, 2020

Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City, Bishop Mario Dorsonville, auxiliary bishop of Washington, and Bishop Shelton Fabre of Houma-Thibodaux sent... Read more

Diocesan bankruptcies could require Vatican approval, Vatican official reminds bishops

Jun 23, 2020

By Ed Condon, JD Flynn

The Vatican has written to the president of the U.S. bishops’ conference, to remind dioceses that filing for bankruptcy could... Read more

Archbishop Thomas Wenski speaks at a press conference.

Miami archbishop to lead US Catholic bishops on religious liberty

Jun 22, 2020

Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami has been appointed as the acting chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’... Read more

US Catholic bishops praise Supreme Court DACA decision

Jun 18, 2020

By Matt Hadro

The U.S. Catholic bishops’ conference (USCCB) praised the Supreme Court on Thursday for a decision that keeps the federal Deferred... Read more

US Supreme Court.

US Catholic bishops: Supreme Court has 'redefined' the meaning of 'sex'

Jun 15, 2020

The president of the U.S. bishops’ conference on Monday lamented the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in a case that considered... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles at the Pontifical North American College in Rome, Sept. 16, 2019.

Archbishop Gomez names four new members of National Review Board

Jun 11, 2020

The president of the United States’ Conference of Catholic Bishops has appointed four new members of the National Review Board,... Read more

US Supreme Court.

US bishops ask Supreme Court to protect Catholic foster agency in Philadelphia

Jun 4, 2020

In a brief filed with the Supreme Court, the U.S. bishops argued that a Catholic agency should not be banned... Read more

Pope Francis.

Pope Francis called Archbishop Gomez to express prayers after death of George Floyd

Jun 3, 2020

Pope Francis called the president of the U.S. bishops’ conference on Wednesday to convey his prayers and solidarity for Americans... Read more

Protest for George Floyd in Minneapolis, May 26, 2020.

Archbishop Gomez on racism: 'It should not be this way in America'

Jun 1, 2020

The leader of the country’s largest Catholic diocese and the president of the U.S. bishops’ conference addressed the weekend’s violence... Read more

Cardinal Timothy Dolan delivers remarks on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol at the January 20, 2017 inauguration ceremony of Donald Trump.

USCCB: Call with Trump was about schools, not campaign

May 5, 2020

By JD Flynn

The U.S. bishops’ conference has responded to charges that it might have knowingly facilitated illegal campaigning by the White House... Read more

Pornhub website logo.

Bishops urge DOJ to confront the porn industry, protect porn’s victims

May 5, 2020

With pornographic website traffic spiking while countries remain on lockdown, the bishops of the United States are urging the Justice... Read more

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USCCB: Ask why coronavirus is 'devastating' black communities

May 4, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

The bishops of the United States are calling for an examination of why the COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted African-American communities.   Read more

Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Bishops will 'consecrate' the US and Canada to Mary. Here's what that means

Apr 30, 2020

The bishops of the U.S. and Canada are set to consecrate their countries to Mary on Friday. Here's what it... Read more