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Statue of St. Junipero Serra in Golden Gate Park.

Archbishop Gomez: Catholic missionaries such as St Junipero witness to the 'American creed'

Jul 2, 2021

The early Catholic missionaries to what became the United States were witnesses to the American belief that all persons have... Read more

Pope Francis speaks from the Speaker's Balcony of the U.S. Capitol, Sept. 24, 2015.

‘God bless America’ - Popes speak to the United States

Jul 3, 2020

Pope John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI, and Pope Francis each made apostolic visitations to the United States during the... Read more

Head of CRS: Global migrant deaths demand action

Jul 4, 2019

A string of high-profile migrant deaths in the last week should draw our attention to the thousands more that go... Read more

EWTN to air Fr. Capodanno documentary for 4th of July

Jul 3, 2018

EWTN Global Catholic Network will observe America's Independence Day with airings of Called and Chosen: Father Vincent R. Capodanno.  Read more

The story behind the Catholic Church in the United States

Jul 4, 2016

By Adelaide Mena

Both the Catholic Church and the tradition of religious freedom can trace their roots in the United States to the... Read more

Carpenteria Beach United States Flag,

Want to put the Pope's encyclical into practice? Protect religious freedom, archbishop says

Jul 4, 2015

By Matt Hadro

Religious freedom is absolutely necessary to implement the teachings of Pope Francis’ recent encyclical Laudato Si, said the U.S. bishops’... Read more

Freedom demands vigilance, archbishop reminds Americans

Jul 4, 2014

This Fourth of July, Americans should reflect on the nation’s foundational principles and values, while realizing that freedom comes at... Read more