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The March for Life in Washington, D.C., Jan. 19, 2018.

Abortion 'most directly attacks life', Grand Island bishop teaches

Though there are many affronts to life, from conception to death, the violence of abortion is the most direct attack... Read more

Bishops in US emphasize importance of life, Church teaching in voting guidances

As election day looms, Catholic bishops throughout the country are issuing pastoral guidance on how Catholics should think about their... Read more

Bishops pray during the Fall General Assembly of the USCCB.

Analysis: The USCCB 'abortion debate,' and what came after

On Tuesday, 69 U.S. bishops voted against the inclusion of a paragraph in a letter they plan to soon publish.... Read more

The USCCB autumn general assembly in Baltimore, Md., Nov. 11, 2019.

Analysis: US bishops at odds over abortion and 'the Francis test'

During the second day of the USCCB Fall General Assembly in Baltimore, divisions among the bishops bubbled briefly to the... Read more

In Florida, bishops' 'Faithful Citizenship' debate heats up

What some expected would be a brisk vote to provide supplementary videos and a statement on political life turned out... Read more

Al Franken, public domain. Roy Moore,

Why character counts in the voting booth

Sexual misconduct allegations against Republican candidate Roy Moore have brought Alabama’s special election to fill a U.S. Senate seat into... Read more

Bishops pray together before the start of the first session of the USCCB's Fall General Assembly in Baltimore on Nov. 11, 2013.

Bishops embrace Pope Francis, Benedict in voting document

The updated voting guide issued by the U.S. bishops will maintain Church teaching as explained by both Pope Francis and... Read more