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Bishop Peter Baldacchino celebrates Mass on Holy Thursday.

Analysis: Can bishops lead the faithful and follow the lawmakers?

Apr 21, 2020

By Ed Condon

As bishops try to comply with state regulation and some local authorities insist that any religious practice should be curtailed,... Read more

Sign outside Pittsburgh's Cathedral of St. Paul.

Dioceses announce staff cuts, but federal aid could help

Mar 30, 2020

By Matt Hadro

As Catholic dioceses and parishes begin to cut staff during the coronavirus pandemic, they could be eligible for unprecedented federal... Read more

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia speaks at the Vatican Press Office, March 25, 2014.

Archbishop Chaput: Civilta Cattolica got American Christianity wrong

Jul 19, 2017

A prominent Catholic journal’s critique of American religion and politics got quite a bit wrong, Philadelphia’s Archbishop Charles J. Chaput... Read more

World Youth Day 2016.

An unprecedented Convocation of Catholic Leaders is happening this weekend

Jul 2, 2017

By Adelaide Mena

It’s been nearly four years since Pope Francis released his apostolic exhortation, Evangelii gaudium, or “The Joy of the Gospel.”... Read more

John F. Kennedy (Public domain). Al Smith.

When American Catholic politics split the Church

Oct 13, 2016

By Kevin J. Jones

For history professor Christopher Shannon, Catholics in American politics have a long history, yet this legacy is overshadowed by a... 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 sees 'great thirst' for Christ in US

Feb 25, 2014

By Andrea Gagliarducci, Kate Veik

Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, says he has witnessed a strong... Read more