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USCCB Fall General Assembly 2019

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Bishops at the USCCB General Assembly in Baltimore, June 2019.

Bishops narrowly approve USCCB rate hike for 2021

The final result of 130 votes in favor from diocesan and eparchial bishops was the minimum number of votes required... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles at the Pontifical North American College in Rome, Sept. 16, 2019.

Church in Mexico hails election of Archbishop Gomez as USCCB president

Bishop Alfonso Gerardo Miranda Guardiola, auxiliary bishop of Monterrey, has welcomed the election of Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles... 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

Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron of Detroit.

'We need to become an evangelizing Church,' says new USCCB VP

Archbishop Vigneron was elected vice president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on Tuesday after a third-ballot run-off.  Read more

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

US reporting mechanism for episcopal abuse cases could go live by February

A national third-party reporting system for allegations of abuse, neglect, or misconduct against bishops could be activated by February 2020,... 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

Bishop Robert Barron, auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles, speaks during the Word on Fire Conference in Huntington Beach, Calif., August 2018. Photo courtesy of Word on Fire.

Bishop Barron on how to reach out to the 'nones'

Bishop Robert Barron, auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles and chairman of the US bishop' committee on evangelization, on Monday outlined... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles at the USCCB autumn general assembly in Baltimore, Md., Nov. 12, 2019.

Archbishops Gomez and Vigneron elected USCCB president and vice president

The bishops of the US have elected a new president and vice president to lead the USCCB for the next... Read more

Archbishop José H. Gómez of Los Angeles at the North American College in Rome, Sept. 16, 2019. Daniel Ibáñez/CNA

‘I just wanted to be a priest’: Archbishop Gomez elected president of USCCB

Born in Mexico and ordained a priest in Spain, Gomez is the first Latino to lead the bishops’ conference. He is also... Read more

U.S. bishops from New England at Mass in St. Peter's Basilica Nov. 7, 2019.

New York bishops to vote remotely in Rome for USCCB elections

New York bishops will be voting remotely from Rome Tuesday for the election of the next leaders of the U.S.... Read more

Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas.

Archbishop Naumann: Know the pregnancy resources available in your community

Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas announced Monday at the US Conference of Catholic Bishops’ fall meeting an... Read more

Bishops gather in Baltimore for the USCCB 2019 Fall General Assembly.

Bishops reject funding hike for USCCB, for now

While the proposal fell 18 votes short of passage, Archbishop Schnurr said he expected the votes of absent bishops to be... Read more

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston (C) speaks at a press conference during the USCCB autumn general assembly in Baltimore, Nov. 11 2019.

Cardinal DiNardo notes search for justice in last USCCB presidential address

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, outgoing president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, highlighted Monday his experience leading the... Read more

Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncios to the US, speaks in Rimini, Italy, Aug. 19, 2018.

US nuncio: Francis' 'pastoral thrust' must reach Americans

The Apostolic Nuncio to the United States told the nation’s bishops that their commitment to evangelization is the measure of... Read more