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EPA tells churches to cut mercury but says restrictions on power plants unnecessary

Oct 4, 2019

By Matt Hadro

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is asking houses of worship to eliminate mercury products, while at the same time saying... Read more

A migrant farm worker chats with fellow Catholics at a Mass celebrated near the US-Mexico border, on Sept. 25, 2019.

At US-Mexico border, bishops emphasize bonds of faith and family

Sep 26, 2019

By Jonah McKeown

At a Mass and press conference held at the US-Mexico border in El Paso, Texas on Wednesday, bishops from the... Read more

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Polls show majority support in US for medical conscience protections

Sep 19, 2019

New poll results show that a large majority of Americans believe that healthcare professionals should not be forced to provide... Read more

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Bishops say reducing refugee numbers 'wholly counter to our values'

Sep 13, 2019

As the Trump administration reportedly considers further cuts to U.S. refugee admissions, the leader of the U.S. bishops’ migration committee has stated... Read more

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo. CNA file photo.

USCCB issues 9th mass shooting statement of 2019

Sep 1, 2019

The U.S. bishops’ conference Sunday issued a statement in response to the Aug. 31 Texas shooting spree that left 5... Read more

Pro-life leaders with an impact win Catholic honors

Aug 6, 2019

Three Catholic pro-life leaders have won recognition for their diverse work, including outreach to pregnant and parenting women and public... Read more

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville at the Pontifical North American College in Rome on Oct. 8, 2014.

Archbishop Kurtz resigns as religious liberty chair during cancer treatment

Jul 23, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville has stepped down from leading the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ religious liberty committee... Read more

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

Bishops condemn new asylum policy for U.S.-Mexico border

Jul 16, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

The president of U.S. bishops’ conference issued a statement on Tuesday condemning a newly-announced rule on asylum eligibility at the... Read more

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USCCB official: NEA abortion support 'appalling'

Jul 12, 2019

By Matt Hadro

The National Education Association (NEA) Representative Assembly last weekend adopted agenda items recognizing the “fundamental right to abortion under Roe... Read more

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Raids on undocumented migrants to go ahead, Trump announces

Jul 11, 2019

Planned raids to detain and deport thousands of undocumented immigrants will go ahead after a postponement of several weeks, the... Read more

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz.

Archbishop Kurtz announces cancer diagnosis, asks for prayers

Jul 10, 2019

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz requested prayers Wednesday as he announced that he has been diagnosed with bladder cancer and will soon undergo treatment.  Read more

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May cooler heads prevail regarding Iran, US bishops plead

Jun 20, 2019

The US must avoid war with Iran and instead pursue dialogue and engagement, the chair of the US bishops' committee... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez at a June 11 press conference.

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

Jun 17, 2019

By JD Flynn

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

Jun 13, 2019

By Matt Hadro

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?

Jun 13, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

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

Jun 13, 2019

By Ed Condon

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?

Jun 13, 2019

By JD Flynn

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

Jun 12, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

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

Jun 11, 2019

By Matt Hadro

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

Jun 11, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

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