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Death row in an American prison.

Catholic bishops join 1,000 faith leaders to oppose federal executions

Several U.S. bishops, along with clergy and religious brothers and sisters from around the country, have signed a statement opposing federal executions... Read more

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz.

Archbishop Kurtz announces cancer diagnosis, asks for prayers

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

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

US bishop says Trump budget at odds with Catholic, American ideals

The former head of the US bishops decried President Trump's budget plan, claiming its cuts to social services conflict with... Read more

Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz walking out of the Paul VI Hall during the Synod of Bishops on Oct. 9, 2015.

Help for the poor, dialogue with Trump – Archbishop Kurtz's parting vision

Concrete outreach to those in need should be the focus of the U.S. bishops going forward, as well as “respectful... Read more

Mourners in Munich after a July 22, 2016 shooting spree at the Olympia Mall.

Munich archbishop, Benedict XVI grieve deadly shooting

The archbishop of Munich has called for prayers for the victims of Friday’s deadly shooting at a shopping mall, and... Read more

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz speaks at a press conference in Philadelphia during Pope Francis' visit on September 26, 2015.

Archbishop Kurtz on the best thing to come out of the synod

Families helping families – this may have been one of the greatest “fruits” to come from the Synod on the... Read more

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz speaks at a press conference in Philadelphia during Pope Francis' vist on September 26, 2015.

Here's what Archbishop Kurtz thought about Pope Francis' visit

For Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, hearing the words of Pope Francis is like being taken back in time to... Read more

March Madness? Put aside that fifth bracket and tackle Church teaching, bishop urges

Many challenges to families need addressing today, including perhaps too much attention given to college basketball’s “March Madness,” and not... Read more

Homeless.

Go forth! Ministry leaders instructed to encounter God in the poor

The president of the U.S. bishops’ conference exhorted a group of Catholic leaders to go forth in ministry to serve... Read more

Bishops and cardinals participate in the 2014 Synod on the Family, Oct. 6, 2014.

US bishops elect delegates to synod: Kurtz, Chaput, DiNardo, Gomez

Meeting in Baltimore for their annual fall meeting, the U.S. bishops have selected their choices for delegates to next year’s... Read more

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville speaks during a Vatican press conference, Oct. 15, 2014.

Fidelity to Bishop of Rome crucial to evangelization, US bishops say

In a message to Pope Francis on Monday, the U.S. bishops vowed fidelity to the Holy See and voiced hope... Read more

Cardinals Donald Wuerl and Timothy Dolan leave the Vatican's Synod Hall, Oct. 10, 2014.

Extending an invitation: Synod prompts revamp in Church language

The need to develop a new way of communicating Church teaching in contemporary society emerged in synod discussions last week,... Read more

Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville takes part in a press conference at the USCCB's Fall General Assembly in Baltimore on Nov. 12, 2013.

Leading US bishop: Synod to help faithful embrace Church teaching

The upcoming Synod on the Family is a chance to support and accompany Catholic families as they learn to appreciate... Read more

Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore, who is also the US bishops' religious liberty committee chair, speaks at a news conference in Baltimore, Nov. 11, 2013.

Religious liberty 'fundamental' to human dignity, bishops affirm

In a recent interview with CNA, Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore reaffirmed religious liberty as a priority for the U.S.... Read more

Arranging flowers at the Little Sisters' of the Poor Mullen Home, one of the institutions serving through the maintenance of religious liberty.

Church must remain free to serve, Fortnight for Freedom concludes

Catholics must come together to protect the work of the Church's charities and services, said the U.S. bishops' president as... Read more

Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville takes part in a press conference at the USCCB's Fall General Assembly in Baltimore on Nov. 12, 2013.

Archbishop Kurtz: Synod to draw on 'richness' of global Church

The president of the U.S. bishops' conference said that this autumn's synod on the family will reflect the cares and... Read more

Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville takes part in a press conference at the USCCB's Fall General Assembly in Baltimore on Nov. 12, 2013.

Synod on family is opportunity for teaching faith, archbishop says

A consultation regarding the upcoming synod on the family highlights the need for a better teaching of the faith, the... Read more

Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville takes part in a press conference at the USCCB's Fall General Assembly in Baltimore on Nov. 12, 2013.

US bishops' president: Pope calls us to 'see the person first'

The new leader of the U.S. bishops said that Pope Francis is calling Catholics to follow Christ in the Gospels... Read more

(L-R) Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville and Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo at the USCCB's Fall General Assembly in Baltimore, Nov 12, 2013.

US bishops' new leaders commit to protecting human dignity

The incoming leaders of the U.S. bishops’ conference voiced a commitment to reaching out in love to defend human life... Read more

Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville (File Photo/CNA).

Archbishop Kurtz elected president of US bishops' conference

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has elected Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville as its next president, giving national... Read more