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Young people use mobile devices in isolation from each other at Willowbrook Mall in Langley, British Columbia. In their pastoral letter on social media, the Canadian bishops suggest fasting from screens once a week and taking a “Technology Sabbath.”

Canadian bishops praise those who witness on social media but warn ‘don’t be naive’

In a Jan. 24 pastoral letter, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops focused on social media and offered “commitments” to... Read more

Marijuana leaves.

Denver archbishop: Why I wrote a pastoral letter on marijuana

Dec 1, 2023

By Walter Sánchez Silva

In a Nov. 28  interview, Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver explained what motivated him to write a pastoral letter on... Read more

Archbishop Samuel Aquila celebrates Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Denver, Colo., on May 24, 2020.

New pastoral note by Denver archbishop highlights ‘clearest teaching on the Eucharist’ in Scripture

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila has issued a pastoral note called “You Have the Words of Eternal Life” to mark this... Read more

Archbishop Paul Coakley. Courtesy photo.

Full text of Bishop Paul Coakley’s pastoral letter on gender dysphoria, transgender movement

“On the Unity of the Body and Soul: Accompanying Those Experiencing Gender Dysphoria” was released on Good Shepherd Sunday. Read more

Archbishop of San Francisco Salvatore J. Cordileone.

Archbishop Cordileone: Catholics supporting abortion should not present themselves for Holy Communion

May 1, 2021

By CNA Staff

Archbishop of San Francisco Salvatore J. Cordileone released on May 1, 2021 a pastoral letter about the worthiness required for... Read more

Human dignity in the 21st century – Alaskan bishops release pastoral letter

Mar 1, 2018

The bishops of Alaska released a joint pastoral letter this month, highlighting the meaning, origin, and implications of human dignity... Read more

Bishop Oscar Solis of Salt Lake City. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Salt Lake City.

Utah bishop exhorts faithful to evangelization, renewal

Apr 27, 2017

The Bishop of Salt Lake city has urged Utah's Catholics to be steeped in Catholic identity and to sow the... Read more


Bishop Conley: Eucharistic adoration can transform our Church

Apr 13, 2017

Eucharistic adoration offers a powerful chance to encounter Christ’s love in silence and humility, and that experience can transform our... Read more