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The Cathedral of Saint Paul in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Minnesota Senate sends far-reaching abortion bill to governor’s desk

Jan 31, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Catholic leaders had strongly denounced the bill, proposing instead a slate of pro-family measures that they say will reduce demand... Read more

Pope Francis is calling for prayers for a peaceful resolution to the crisis in Ukraine.

Catholics in Europe react to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Feb 24, 2022

By Courtney Mares

Catholics across Europe have reacted to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine with expressions of solidarity with the Ukrainian people and prayers... Read more

Our Lady Queen of Peace Cathedral in Broome, Australia.

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Australian bishop investigated for sexual abuse

Aug 28, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The 71-year-old Bishop Christopher Saunders had taken temporary leave from the administration of his diocese in March 2020. Read more

Archbishop emeritus Marian Gołębiewski of Wrocław, Poland

Vatican sanctions retired Polish archbishop after ‘Vos estis’ cover-up inquiry

Aug 21, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican has imposed penalties on another Catholic bishop in Poland for mishandling abuse cases. Read more

Archbishop Sławoj Leszek Głódź (L) and Bishop Edward Janiak (R).

Vatican sanctions two Polish bishops after ‘Vos estis’ investigations

Mar 29, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The apostolic nunciature in Poland announced Monday that the Vatican has sanctioned two Polish bishops at the conclusion of canonical... Read more

Venezuelan Bishop Cástor Oswaldo Azuaje died of COVID on January 8, 2021

Venezuelan Bishop, 69, dies of COVID-19

Jan 8, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Venezuelan Bishops' Conference (CEV) announced Friday morning that the 69-year-old Bishop of Trujillo, Cástor Oswaldo Azuaje, has died of... Read more

Members of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops gather for their Fall Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland on Nov. 11, 2019.

US Catholic bishops announce candidates for committee chairs

Oct 5, 2020

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has announced the slate of candidates to fill the eight vacancies for committee... Read more

Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas, Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Pro-Life.

US bishops praise Trump administration for pro-life aid policy

Aug 20, 2020

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops praised the Trump administration’s efforts to tie U.S. aid to pro-life policy on... Read more

Archbishop Nelson Perez. Courtesy photo.

US bishops launch year-long dialogue with young Catholics

Jul 27, 2020

Last weekend, a group of 300 Catholics, including 30 bishops and the apostolic nuncio to the United States, kicked off... Read more

Archbishop Thomas Wenski speaks at a press conference.

'Soft despotism' of anti-Catholicism on the rise, USCCB religious liberty chair warns

Jul 1, 2020

By Matt Hadro

The new leader of the U.S. Catholic bishops on religious liberty has warned of a “soft despotism” of religious intolerance... Read more

Bishop Michael Barber, S.J. CNA file photo.

Catholic bishops hail SCOTUS schools decision as blow against ‘anti-Catholicism’

Jun 30, 2020

Leading U.S. bishops praised the Supreme Court’s ruling on Tuesday that religious schools should not be shut out from state... Read more

Pope Francis on May 22, 2018.

Pope convokes world-wide meeting of bishops on abuse crisis

Sep 12, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis has called for all the presidents of the Catholic bishops’ conferences of the world to meet at the... Read more

How should a Catholic bishop tweet?

Jul 12, 2017

By Adelaide Mena

The Catholic Church may be thousands of years old, but its bishops are rapidly adjusting to the demands of 21st-century... Read more

Nuclear bomb explosion at the Nevada Test Site on April 18, 1953.

In wake of North Korea threat, bishops call for elimination of nuclear weapons

Jul 6, 2017

Just days after North Korea tested an intercontinental ballistic missile that can reach Alaska, bishops in the United States and... Read more

Bishops pray for Catholic Congressman shot at baseball practice

Jun 14, 2017

By Mary Farrow

Republican House Majority Whip and Catholic Steve Scalise, 51, was among multiple persons shot in an incident at a Congressional... Read more

A bishop's zuchetto.

Body of African bishop who reportedly committed suicide found

Jun 2, 2017

The body of Cameroon Bishop Jean-Marie Benoît Balla, who has reportedly committed suicide, has been found, African sources have reported.  Read more

Bishop Angelo de Donatis at his Nov. 9, 2015 episcopal ordination in the Basilica of St. John Lateran.

Pope taps Bishop Angelo de Donatis as new Vicar of Rome

May 26, 2017

By Elise Harris

On Friday the Vatican announced that Bishop Angelo de Donatis had been chosen by Pope Francis as the new Vicar... Read more

White House, Washington, D.C.

US bishops support petition for religious freedom executive order

May 3, 2017

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on Wednesday sent out a text message alert urging Catholics to sign a petition... Read more

Episcopal ring.

Archbishop Joseph Tobin named as head of Newark archdiocese

Nov 7, 2016

By Elise Harris

The Vatican announced Monday that recently nominated Cardinal-elect Archbishop Joseph William Tobin of Indianapolis will soon be taking over as... Read more

Pope Francis greets bishops during the General Audience in St. Peter's Square, April 20, 2016.

Bring people Christ's mercy, Pope Francis tells new bishops

Sep 16, 2016

By Hannah Brockhaus

Like the Good Samaritan in the parable, you have been called to show the mercy of God to the men... Read more