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Bishops and aid agencies praise coronavirus response

Feb 18, 2020

American bishops and leaders of Catholic aid agencies have praised Vatican and U.S. responses to the coronavirus outbreak, and encouraged... Read more

Ballistic missile launch from underwater.

US bishops praise pope's 'clarion call' for nuclear disarmament

Feb 14, 2020

The bishops of the United States released a statement on Friday, calling for the United States and other nuclear powers to... Read more

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National Marriage Week highlights 'special grace' of domestic Church

Feb 10, 2020

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops will once again observe National Marriage Week as part of the celebration of... Read more

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

USCCB announces new head of National Review Board

Jan 31, 2020

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has announced the new chair of the National Review Board, a lay advisory body... Read more

Pro-life demonstrators.

On 'Roe' anniversary, bishops announce parish initiative to help pregnant women  

Jan 22, 2020

While lamenting the anniversaries of the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decisions that mandate legal abortion nationwide, the U.S. bishops announced... Read more

Ruling against Trump executive order helps people flee danger, bishops say

Jan 21, 2020

A federal judge’s ruling has halted President Donald Trump’s executive order that allows states and localities to refuse permission for... Read more

James Dailey.

U.S. bishops say death row inmate likely innocent, call for new trial

Jan 20, 2020

The U.S. bishops’ conference and the bishops of Florida are calling for a Florida death row inmate to be given... Read more

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

Bishops narrowly approve USCCB rate hike for 2021

Jan 10, 2020

The final result of 130 votes in favor from diocesan and eparchial bishops was the minimum number of votes required... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez.

Archbishop Gomez urges prayers for peace amid Iran tensions

Jan 8, 2020

Archbishop Jose Gomez, president of the USCCB, has urged Catholics to pray for peace amid rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran.  Read more

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

U.S. bishops praise rule publicizing abortion 'surcharge' in health plan exchanges

Dec 23, 2019

The U.S. bishops have welcomed changes to the way abortion coverage is billed in some federally-funded health plan exchanges, saying... Read more

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Bishops condemn antisemitism after New Jersey shooting

Dec 13, 2019

By Matt Hadro

The U.S. bishops’ conference on Friday condemned the antisemitic shooting at a kosher market in Jersey City earlier this week,... Read more

Pope Francis meets with the bishops of the USCCB's Region VI, from Ohio and Michigan, at the Vatican, Dec. 10, 2019.

US bishops in Rome ask Pope Francis about McCarrick report

Dec 13, 2019

By Courtney Mares

American bishops from the Midwest met with Pope Francis this week with questions about the outcome of the Vatican’s investigation... Read more

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