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

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

Jun 6, 2019

By JD Flynn

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

May 31, 2019

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?

May 9, 2019

By JD Flynn

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

Apr 29, 2019

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

Apr 11, 2019

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'

Mar 16, 2019

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

Feb 19, 2019

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

Feb 15, 2019

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

Customs and Border Protection Revenue Division.

Border security compromise may prevent new shutdown

Feb 12, 2019

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

Archbishop William Lori.

Lori laments racism in American society and Church

Jan 22, 2019

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

Jan 11, 2019

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

Jan 7, 2019

By JD Flynn

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?

Jan 4, 2019

By Ed Condon

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

Jan 3, 2019

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

Jan 2, 2019

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

Dec 6, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

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


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

Nov 29, 2018

By Ed Condon

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

Nov 27, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

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?

Nov 26, 2018

By JD Flynn

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

Nov 21, 2018

By Ed Condon

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