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Archbishop Jose Gomez at a June 11 press conference.

Analysis: How will the USCCB vote in first elections since McCarrick scandal?

While the spring meeting of the U.S. bishops’ conference has only just concluded, some bishops are already looking to the... Read more

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

Don’t subsidize the taking of innocent life, archbishop says of attempts to repeal Hyde Amendment

Abolishing the Hyde Amendment, a proposal made recently by both Congressmen and presidential candidates, would unravel over 40 years of... Read more

Who's responsible for the USCCB's Twitter?

Over the course of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops’ spring general assembly, questions arose online: what was going on... Read more

Bishops at the USCCB General Assembly in Baltimore, June 2019.

USCCB passes three measures in response to abuse crisis

The bishops voted overwhelmingly in favor of three measures aimed at building processes to address episcopal misconduct or neglect, and... Read more

Bishops at the USCCB General Assembly in Baltimore, June 11, 2019.

Analysis: As USCCB meeting continues, what are lay Catholics looking for?

Nearly all U.S. bishops know by now that U.S. Catholics are experiencing crises of faith and confidence at a scale... Read more

Newly-consecrated Bishop Joseph Coffey (L) with his ordinary, Archbishop Timothy Broglio of the Military Services, at the USCCB General Assembly in Baltimore, June 12, 2019.

Meet the new bishops in the USCCB

At the US Conference of Catholic Bishops' biannual assemblies, new members of the US episcopate are announced, to much applause.... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez at a June 11 press conference.

Church must be present to migrants and refugees, USCCB leaders say

The Church needs to be present to migrants and refugees in the U.S. who are facing detention or deportation, and... Read more

Msgr Walter Erbi, chargé d'affaires at the apostolic nunciature in Washington, delivers the remarks of Archbishop Christophe Pierre to the USCCB Spring General Assembly in Baltimore, June 11, 2019.

Nuncio recommends synodality, 'walking together' to US bishops

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops 2019 Spring General Assembly kicked off in Baltimore Tuesday with a brief address... Read more

Anita Raines, chair of the National Advisory Council, addresses the USCCB Spring General Assembly in Baltimore, Md., June 11, 2019.

Lay advisers urge US bishops to press for release of McCarrick documents

Advisory bodies to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops called Tuesday for the bishops to urge the Holy See to... Read more

Bishop Michael Bransfield. CNA file photo.

Bishops to return 'gifts' from West Virginia's Bishop Bransfield

Several bishops and other Church leaders have said they will return money given to them by retired West Virginia Bishop... Read more

USCCB to discuss abuse crisis and future priorities at Baltimore meeting

The U.S. bishops’ conference will convene in Baltimore this week, to discuss the ongoing clerical sexual abuse crisis, and to... Read more

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

Analysis: Bp. Bransfield, the USCCB, and the Holy Spirit

The U.S. bishops arrive in Baltimore next week for their second plenary meeting in the year of serious crisis that... Read more

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo. CNA file photo.

‘Much progress still needed’ DiNardo says as bishops release child protection report

The United States bishops’ conference has released its annual report on the protection of children.  Read more

Demonstrators from Georgetown University outside the 2018 USCCB Fall General Assembly in Baltimore.

Analysis: Is Pope Francis' new abuse plan the answer Catholics are looking for?

Pope Francis, the “pope of surprises,” lived up to his nickname this morning, by releasing a comprehensive canonical plan to... Read more

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

'Our country should be better than this' says DiNardo after synagogue attack

The president of the U.S. Bishops’ Conference has condemned the shooting at a synagogue near San Diego on April 27,... Read more

Don’t deport people who don’t deserve it, Catholic bishops tell Senate

American residents deserve permanent legal protection from deportation and a pathway to citizenship if they came to the U.S. as... Read more

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo.

Cardinal DiNardo hospitalized after 'mild stroke'

The president of the U.S. bishops’ conference was hospitalized March 15 after suffering a mild stroke, according to a statement... Read more

Why the USCCB is speaking out against payday loan rule rollbacks

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Feb. 14 officially proposed to rescind a rule to protect borrowers from predatory lending,... Read more

President Donald Trump, pictured at a press conference in 2018.

Bishops 'deeply concerned' by Trump border emergency declaration

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a statement Feb. 15 opposing President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national... Read more

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Border security compromise may prevent new shutdown

Congressional leaders hope to have avoided a further partial government shutdown after reaching an agreement on a budget that includes... Read more