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Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, chair of the USCCB religious liberty committee

U.S. bishops say religious freedom protections in same-sex marriage bill are ‘insufficient’

Nov 17, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The nation’s Catholic bishops reaffirmed the Church’s teaching on marriage after a majority of U.S. Senators voted for a bill... Read more

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Senate advances same-sex marriage bill amid religious freedom concerns

Nov 16, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The “Respect for Marriage Act,” if ultimately signed into law by President Joe Biden, would repeal the Defense of Marriage... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles, California.

FULL TEXT: Archbishop Gomez calls for evangelizing response to secular age

Nov 16, 2022

By CNA Staff

Archbishop José H. Gomez gave an impassioned farewell address as USCCB president on Tuesday in Baltimore. Read more

Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, the outgoing president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, speaking on Nov. 15, 2022, at the conference’s fall assembly in Baltimore.

Archbishop Gomez: The Eucharist ‘makes us one’

Nov 15, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The outgoing president of the U.S. Catholic bishops’ conference stressed the importance of the Eucharist during the spiritual trials of... Read more

Archbishop William E. Lori was elected vice president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on Nov. 15, 2022, in Baltimore.

Baltimore’s Archbishop Lori elected VP of bishops’ conference

Nov 15, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, one of the U.S. bishops’ strongest voices on the pro-life issue, was elected vice... Read more

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

Archbishop Timothy Broglio elected USCCB president 

Nov 15, 2022

By CNA Staff, Lauretta Brown

Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore was elected vice president. Read more

A view of Baltimore's Basilica nestled amid the city's famed row houses

Why Baltimore? Here’s the reason U.S. bishops meet there every year

Nov 15, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Since 2006, the bishops’ fall assembly has been held in Baltimore. Read more

Mass celebrated inside the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC. CNA file photo

National prayer vigil for life to continue post-Roe

Nov 14, 2022

By Edie Heipel

The U.S. bishops are urging Catholics across the country to participate in the prayer vigil from Jan. 19–20, 2023, to... Read more

USCCB Fall Meeting 2021

10 things to look for at the U.S. bishops’ fall meeting this week

Nov 14, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell

The U.S. bishops will choose a new president and vice president and discuss their voting guide, eucharistic revival, and the... Read more

A priest administers the Anointing of the Sick.

A new book of prayers for laypeople ministering to the sick could be on its way

Nov 13, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The bishops are considering publishing a new prayer book for laypeople who want to minister to the sick, especially when... Read more

Michelle Duppong, about whom the Diocese of Bismarck has opened an investigation with a view to a cause for beatification.

Meet the 3 women the U.S. bishops are considering for sainthood

Nov 13, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The U.S. Catholic bishops are preparing to vote on whether to advance the causes for sainthood for three American women. Read more

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U.S. bishops offer pro-family policy recommendations ahead of midterms

Oct 31, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The USCCB has offered more than a dozen policy recommendations related to the health and well-being of women, children, and... Read more

Pope Francis speaks to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Paul Pelosi after Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on June 29, 2022.

Archbishop Gomez condemns violence, prays for Paul Pelosi after attack

Oct 29, 2022

By CNA Staff

“I am deeply grieved over this violence,” USCCB President José Gomez said late Friday. Read more

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Abortion ballot initiative would also give minors right to gender transition, bishops warn

Oct 14, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Michigan’s Catholic bishops warned this week that a proposal to codify abortion in the state also would codify a right... Read more

USCCB Fall Meeting 2021

U.S. bishops nominate candidates for conference president and vice president

Oct 4, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell

The U.S. bishops released on Tuesday the names of the 10 candidates nominated to be the next president and vice... Read more

Archbishop Lori delivers the homily at Mass for the bicentennial of the National Shrine of the Basilica of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Catholic bishops’ pro-life chair supports 15-week abortion ban nationwide

Sep 30, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The legislation, proposed by Graham in the Senate and Smith in the House on Sept. 13, would ban abortion after... Read more

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US bishops’ pro-life chair asks Catholics to practice ‘unconditional love’ after Roe

Sep 22, 2022

By Katie Yoder

In anticipation of Respect Life Month in October, Archbishop William E. Lori is calling for “radical solidarity” for pregnant and... Read more

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U.S. synod synthesis shows ‘desire for greater communion’

Sep 19, 2022

By Carl Bunderson

The Synod on Synodality has thus far demonstrated the “joys, hopes, and wounds” shared by members of the Church in... Read more

Crowds attend a town hall meeting on immigration in Los Angeles, Jan. 14, 2014. Photo courtesy of Victor Aleman/vida-nueva.com.

U.S. bishops hold National Migration Week amid migrant crisis

Sep 16, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The U.S. bishops are inviting Catholics to participate in National Migration Week and the World Day of Migrants and Refugees... Read more

Bishop Robert McElroy. CNA file photo.

Cardinal Robert McElroy: Newest (and youngest) American ‘red hat’ a kindred spirit of Pope Francis

Aug 26, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones, Carl Bunderson

The bishop of San Diego shares Pope Francis' passion for the plight of migrants, the homeless, and the environment. Read more