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Bishops urge passage of bill that would give same sentences to crack and powder cocaine offenders

Aug 11, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell

Legislation passed in the House of Representatives would eliminate a disparity in federal sentencing the bishops say has a disproportionate... Read more

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U.S. bishops urge support for mothers and babies after Biden abortion executive order

Aug 5, 2022

By Carl Bunderson

Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore on Friday called on President Joe Biden to increase support and care for mothers and... Read more

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Would proposed Biden rule force doctors to perform transgender surgeries and abortions? 

Jul 28, 2022

By Edie Heipel

If finalized, the updated rule could be utilized to compel hospitals and doctors receiving federal funds to conduct procedures many... Read more

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U.S. bishops call House bill that would offer free abortions ‘a grave evil’

Jul 18, 2022

By CNA Staff

The bill would expand abortion access rather than help women and children. Read more

Msgr. Jeffrey Burrill

After 'hookup' scandal and 'extended leave,' Msgr. Burrill resumes ministry

Jun 17, 2022

By CNA Staff

Bishop William Callahan of La Crosse, Wisconsin, has appointed Burrill to serve in a local parish. Read more

A pro-life pregnancy center in Hollywood, Florida, was defaced with pro-abortion graffiti over Memorial Day Weekend 2022.

U.S. bishops urge action following church, pro-life pregnancy attacks

Jun 13, 2022

By CNA Staff

The bishops say “each of us must choose the path of peace and open our hearts to the love that... Read more

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June assembly a chance for U.S. bishops to grow 'intellectually, pastorally, and spiritually'

Jun 13, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Every three years, the bishops set aside their usual June assembly business and focus instead on recollection and fraternity. Read more

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U.S. bishops urge prayer during Religious Freedom Week to combat abortion, church vandalism

Jun 8, 2022

By Maisy Sullivan

This year, the bishops are focusing on promoting a culture of life, with the theme "Life and Dignity for All." Read more

State troopers stand outside of Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24, 2022. - An 18-year-old gunman killed 14 children and a teacher at an elementary school in Texas on Tuesday, according to the state's governor, in the nation's deadliest school shooting in years.

Texas elementary school shooting: US Catholic bishops lament ‘epidemic of evil and violence’

May 25, 2022

By CNA Staff

The USCCB urged citizens to ‘implore our elected officials to help us take action.’ Read more

Tops Friendly Market in Buffalo, New York, was the scene of a mass shooting on May 14, 2022.

US Catholic bishops call for ‘honest dialogue’ on ‘persistent evil of racism’ after mass shootings

May 17, 2022

By CNA Staff

The USCCB said it would continue to “advocate for an end to violence, and for the respect and dignity of... Read more

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US bishops urge fasting and prayer in response to pro-abortion threats

May 10, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

In response to threats of violence from pro-abortion activists, the U.S. bishops’ conference is inviting Catholics around the country to... Read more

Pope Francis speaks with representatives of Catholic News Service at the Vatican, Feb. 1, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media.

Painful changes for Catholic News Service as domestic operations to close

May 4, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Catholic News Service, the news agency of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, will end domestic operations at the end... Read more

The relic of Bl. Carlo Acutis, a fragment of his pericardium, that is visiting the U.S., at Holy Family parish in Queens, April 6, 2022.

US bishops receive Blessed Carlo Acutis relic

Apr 9, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The U.S. bishops recently welcomed a relic of Blessed Carlo Acutis. It is the teenager’s pericardium, or the sac that... Read more

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Who are the 13 Catholic senators who voted for 'shameful' pro-abortion bill?

Mar 1, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Thirteen Catholic lawmakers in the U.S. Senate voted Monday in favor of a failed attempt to pass a sweeping new... Read more

Father Paul Hartmann, who has been appointed associate general secretary of the USCCB.

Milwaukee priest named USCCB associate general secretary

Feb 11, 2022

By Christine Rousselle

Fr. Paul Hartmann, a priest of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, has been named the Associate General Secretary of the United... Read more

The Catechism of the Catholic Church

Copyright and the Catechism of the Catholic Church make for some legal surprises 

Jan 20, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

The Catechism of the Catholic Church was released in 1992 after years of development. It has helped generations of Catholics... Read more

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US bishops' pro-life novena to begin next week

Jan 14, 2022

By Christine Rousselle

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ “9 Days for Life”, as the... Read more

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Synod snafu: The USCCB tweet Catholic Twitter can't stop talking about

Jan 11, 2022

By Shannon Mullen

No one ever said gathering constructive input from the world's 1 billion Catholics was going to be easy. But a... Read more

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House passes Build Back Better; bishops raise religious liberty, abortion objections

The U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed the Build Back Better Act Nov. 19, voting 220-213 to approve nearly $2... Read more

Photo credit: From left to right: Servants of God Charlene Marie Richard, Auguste Robert Pelafigue, and Joseph Ira Dutton

Meet 3 Servants of God who just advanced toward sainthood

Nov 17, 2021

By Katie Yoder

Three servants of God are advancing toward sainthood: a 12-year old diagnosed with cancer who offered up her suffering, a... Read more