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Archbishop William Lori.

Lori laments racism in American society and Church

Archbishop William Lori has issued a major pastoral reflection on the subject of racism in American society and the Church... Read more

Catholics attending Mass. Stock photo/Shutterstock

U.S. Catholics losing trust in clergy, survey finds

Trust in the clergy has declined sharply over the last year, a new Gallup poll shows. Only 31 percent of... Read more

Mundelein Seminary.

Analysis: Their retreat accomplished, the U.S. bishops remain under siege

When their seven-day retreat at Mundelein ends Jan. 8, some of the U.S. bishops may be reluctant to leave the... Read more

A bishop's skullcap.

Conversion or reform: What will the bishops choose in 2019?

Expectations that there can be one practical solution to solve the crisis are likely to prove false hopes. It has... Read more

US bishops in retreat, Mundeline Seminary, Jan. 2019.

Pope calls for unity and conversion in letter to US bishops

Pope Francis has written to the bishops of the United States calling for a “change of mindset” to restore the... Read more

Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa, apostolic preacher, gives an Advent sermon at Redemptoris Mater Chapel of the Vatican, Dec. 15, 2017.

Father Cantalamessa preaching to US bishops on retreat this week

The bishops of the US are gathered near Chicago for a week-long retreat directed by Father Raniero Cantalamessa, OFM Cap.,... Read more

Central American Migrants.

At USCCB conference, advocate explains immigrant recruitment fraud

An immigrant rights group hopes the Maryland legislature will protect migrant workers in the state from labor trafficking and fraud... Read more

Bishops.

Analysis: How sexual misconduct reforms might begin in U.S. dioceses

Some U.S. bishops have told CNA they now realize that if they want to initiate new reforms, they’ll have to... Read more

Signpost at the US-Mexican border.

U.S. Catholics respond to use of tear gas at the border

Catholic groups have reacted to the use of tear gas at the U.S. - Mexico border Sunday, calling the situation... Read more

Bishop Coyne, Cardinal DiNardo, and Bishop Doherty at the USCCB press conference in Baltimore, Md., Nov. 12, 2018.

Analysis: On sexual abuse, what will U.S. bishops, and the pope, do next?

After several confusing and turbulent weeks in the Church, it is worth asking where reform efforts stand, and where they... Read more

Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago. CNA file photo

Cupich denies working with Wuerl on ‘metropolitan model’ plan for sex abuse inquiries

Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago has denied collaborating with Cardinal Donald Wuerl on a proposal for handling misconduct complaints against... Read more

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

Cupich and Wuerl collaborated on alternative sex abuse proposal

Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago and Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington collaborated extensively on a recently proposed policy for handling... Read more

Voting at the USCCB autumn General Assembly in Baltimore, Md., Nov. 13, 2018. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)

'What are people to make of our silence?' Bishops discuss McCarrick in Baltimore

The bishops of the United States resumed their open-floor discussion on the recent sexual abuse scandals facing the Church in... Read more

Voting at the USCCB autumn General Assembly in Baltimore, Md., Nov. 14, 2018. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)

US bishops punt resolution encouraging Holy See to release McCarrick documents

On the last day of their fall meeting, the U.S. bishops' conference voted down a resolution that would have “encouraged”... Read more

The USCCB autumn General Assembly in Baltimore, Md., Nov. 12, 2018.  (CNS photo/Bob Roller)

'No words for depth of our anger' National Advisory Council tells US bishops

As the bishops of the United States continued their fall general assembly in Baltimore Tuesday, the leaders of the National... Read more

USCCB meeting Nov. 2018.

USCCB meeting: What just happened, and what might happen next?

During a holy hour Monday morning, two survivors of clerical sexual abuse spoke to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops... Read more

Bishop Coyne, Cardinal DiNardo, and Bishop Doherty at the USCCB press conference in Baltimore, Md., Nov. 12, 2018.

Cardinal DiNardo: Vatican directive came from Congregation for Bishops

The directive not to vote on the proposals which had been expected to form the basis for the response of... Read more

Bishops from across the United States take part in the USCCB's Fall General Assembly in Baltimore on November 11, 2013.

What do Catholics expect from USCCB meeting on abuse crisis?

CNA spoke with theologians, priests, and other prominent Catholics about what they hope to see at the upcoming meeting of... Read more

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, Texas in Vatican City during the Synod of Bishops on October 9, 2015.

U.S bishops welcome new HHS mandate exemptions

The USCCB has welcomed the Trump administration’s new rules providing enhanced consciene protections against the HHS contraceptive mandate.  Read more

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo. CNA file photo.

Analysis: DiNardo's promise, and the USCCB's pending policies

As the bishops hold their first formal meeting since this summer’s scandal began to unfold, many Catholics are incredulous at... Read more