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Bishops during the USCCB spring assembly, June 2019.

US bishops arrive in Rome for ad limina visit with Pope Francis

Nov 5, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Every American diocesan bishop will travel to Rome over the next four months for meetings with Pope Francis assessing the... Read more

Cardinal Joseph Tobin greets guests at the Pontifical North American College Nov. 19, 2016.

American cardinals reflect after Pope's anti-division comments

Nov 19, 2016

By Elise Harris

When Pope Francis spoke out sharply against the “virus of polarization,” three new American cardinals saw a chance for a... Read more

Pope Francis meets with Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States, April 21, 2016.

Papal nuncio to US bishops: mercy will heal wounds of division

Nov 14, 2016

By Matt Hadro

The Church needs to “be on the move” to bring Christ to young people in an ever-changing world, Pope Francis’... Read more

US bishops say Amoris Laetitia is deeper than 'myopic' commentaries

Sep 28, 2016

The United States bishops have said that Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation on love in the family, Amoris laetitia, was well-received... Read more

Fr. Robert Barron.

How to not be a 'beige Catholic,' according to Bishop Barron

Jun 26, 2016

By Matt Hadro

Catholics in America today need to find ways to engage the culture with truth, and avoid “beige Catholicism” that seeks... Read more

For papal theologian, freedom is defining factor in US Church

Mar 1, 2016

By Mary Farrow

“What can the Church in the United States offer the Universal Church and the world?”  Read more

Cardinal Francis George of Chicago preaches a homily during a Mass said in San Antonio, Texas, Aug. 7, 2013.

Catholics in America will - and do - suffer for 'swimming against the tide'

Sep 12, 2014

Faithful Catholics will face increasing difficulties in American society as public life becomes more dominated by another “religion” that marginalizes... Read more

The remains of a home in Union Beach, NJ on Nov. 8, 2012 stand as a stark reminder of the power of Hurricane Sandy after it swept through the area.

Six months later, Sandy victims plod through recovery

May 3, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

Six months after Hurricane Sandy devastated the Caribbean and hit the northeastern U.S., coastal community members continue to struggle through... Read more

A makeshift memorial outside St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church draws mourners on Dec. 16 after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown.

Elementary school massacre 'not part of God’s plan,' Newtown priest says

Dec 16, 2012

The motive behind the gunman whose Dec. 14 shooting rampage took the lives of 28 people, including 20 children, is... Read more

Mourners gather inside the St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church at a vigil service for victims of the Sandy Hook School shooting December 14, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut.

Church leaders express prayers, condolences over Sandy Hook shooting

Dec 15, 2012

Members of the Catholic hierarchy have expressed grief and sorrow over the Dec. 14 elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn.... Read more

 Connecticut State Police walk near the scene of an elementary school shooting on Dec. 14, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut.

Catholic priests respond quickly to Conn. school shooting

Dec 14, 2012

By Kevin J. Jones

Several priests of the Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport responded quickly to the mass murder of adults and schoolchildren at a... Read more

New Romney ad reaches out to Catholic voters

Nov 6, 2012

The Romney campaign released a new television ad on Nov. 4 to appeal to Catholic voters, citing the Obama administration's... Read more