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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

USCCB Fall General Assembly

U.S. Bishops vote to accept Eucharist document

Nov 17, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops voted overwhelmingly to accept the statement “The Mystery of the Eucharist in the... Read more

Cardinal Roger Mahony.

Cardinal Mahony attacks fellow bishops in interview published by the Vatican News service ahead of USCCB vote

Nov 16, 2021

By Alejandro Bermudez

In an unusual interview published by Vatican News ahead of the U.S. bishops’ vote this week on the document titled... Read more

Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles

Archbishop Gomez: 'The Church exists to evangelize'

Nov 16, 2021

By Shannon Mullen

While the Catholic Church’s position in the world has altered, its evangelistic mission “does not change with the culture, or... Read more

Gabriel Vance, of Columbus, Ohio, prays the rosary, with his three young sons beside him, at the pro-life Men's March in Baltimore on Nov. 15, 2021.

Men's March participants call on bishops to take firm stand against abortion, pro-abortion politicians

Nov 15, 2021

By Shannon Mullen

Approximately 200 men and boys from across the country took part in the pro-life Men’s March in Baltimore on Nov.... Read more

Bishop John Stowe of Lexington, Ky. says he will vote against a document on the Eucharist being considered by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops at their fall assembly in Baltimore Nov. 15-18, 2021.

Bishop Stowe ‘not in favor’ of Eucharistic document, but predicts it will pass

Nov 12, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

Bishop John Stowe of Lexington, Ky. says he remains opposed to a draft document on the Eucharist the U.S. bishops... Read more

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Report on abuse in Church in US: Recent cases rare, but historical numbers show painful legacy

Nov 11, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

There are signs of progress in efforts to prevent sexual abuse of children, with under two dozen new allegations of... Read more

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) at a Capitol press briefing, Sept. 23, 2021.

Abortion funding a 'fundamental problem' in proposed federal budget, US bishops say

Nov 4, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

The presence of expanded taxpayer funding of abortion in the proposed federal budget is “completely unacceptable”, despite many worthy programs... Read more

Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City (Left) and Bishop James Wall of Gallup (Right) pray before the afternoon session of the 2019 USCCB General Assembly, June 12, 2019.

What’s in (and isn’t in) the bishops’ draft document on the Eucharist?

Nov 2, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

A draft text of the U.S. bishops’ forthcoming document on Eucharistic coherence does not make explicit mention of denying the... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco.

Archbishop Cordileone: Look deeper to see the 'spiritual reality' of the Eucharist, the unborn, and unhoused

As political issues, homelessness and abortion are treated as separate things. But with the Catholic sacramental sense we can see... Read more

Hundreds of people processed with the Eucharist around a Denver abortion clinic during a 40 Days for Life event on Oct. 3, 2021.

Archbishop Cordileone ties Eucharistic reverence to respect for life

Oct 30, 2021

By Autumn Jones

In a new reflection, San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone identifies a common thread linking abortion, homelessness, and the urgent... Read more

Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver.

Archbishop Aquila: Christ's challenging truthfulness needed regarding reception of Communion

Oct 28, 2021

By CNA Staff

As the US bishops prepare to discuss a draft statement on the Eucharist, the Archbishop of Denver has recalled Christ’s... Read more

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

US bishops warn against ‘extreme’ abortion provisions in budget bills

Oct 25, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Spending bills introduced last week in the U.S. Senate would force employers and insurers to cover and pay for abortion,... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles visits the scene of the fire at Mission San Gabriel church, July 11, 2020.

Catholic sites suffered more than 100 acts of vandalism, arson since May 2020, USCCB says

Oct 14, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The U.S. bishops’ conference on Thursday reported that churches and Catholic sites have been targeted in more than 100 acts... Read more

Joe Biden.

USCCB pro-life chairman urges Biden to act like the ‘devout Catholic’ he says he is

Oct 12, 2021

By Katie Yoder

The U.S. Catholic bishops’ pro-life chairman is expressing disappointment with President Biden as his administration reverses a Trump-era rule that... Read more

U.S. Customs and Border Protection headquarters

US bishops welcome increased refugee admissions cap

Oct 11, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops announced Monday their positive reaction to the news that the refugee cap will... Read more

The 2019 USCCB fall general assembly

US bishops to elect several new committee heads at November meeting

Oct 7, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has announced the slate of candidates for five committee chair positions to be filled... Read more

St. Joseph with the Infant Jesus, by Guido Reni

Learn from St Joseph’s respect for life, archbishop says

Oct 1, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

St. Joseph’s ‘faithful trust and courage” provide a powerful pro-life witness, a US bishop has said, marking the start of... Read more

Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki of Milwaukee.

Transgender students 'unknowingly' admitted to Catholic seminaries, archbishop warns

Sep 29, 2021

By Christine Rousselle, Joe Bukuras

Bishops should consider requiring DNA tests or physical examinations to ensure that all seminarians are biological men, said Archbishop Jerome... Read more

Afghan refugees are being processed inside Hangar 5 at Ramstein Air Base in Germany, Sept. 8, 2021.

USCCB, Catholic Charities ramp up efforts to welcome Afghan refugees

Sep 23, 2021

By Autumn Jones

Over the next several months, the USCCB and Catholic Charities locations across the U.S. will welcome upwards of 7,500 refugees... Read more