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13th century image of Mary punching devil in the face.

Archbishop Chaput: Be like Mary. Punch the devil in the nose.

Catholics should look to Mary to be part of a religion that fights for truth, rather than assimilating to the... Read more

Bishop Peter Leo Garety. Courtesy of the Archdiocese of Newark.

World's oldest Catholic bishop dies at age 104

Archbishop emeritus Peter Leo Gerety of Newark, the oldest Catholic bishop in the world, passed away Sept. 20 at the... Read more

Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen, June 16, 2016.

He escaped Vietnam on a fishing boat, and now he's a bishop

In the 1970s, a teenager boarded a boat to escape the cruelty of war in his homeland of Vietnam. He... Read more

Fr. David Konderla makes his own crosier. Photo courtesy: St. Mary's Catholic Center, College Station, Texas.

'This is my light saber' – Tulsa's new bishop makes his own staff

Deep in the heart of Texas, a campus chaplain is busy making his final spiritual and practical preparations for becoming... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass for deceased cardinals and bishops in St. Peter's Basilica Nov. 3, 2015.

Pope: if you don't serve others, then what are you living for?

Though letting go of yourself and living for others can make you seem weak in the eyes of the world,... Read more

Bishop James V. Johnston of Kansas City-St. Joseph.

Pope Francis names new bishop for Kansas City-St. Joseph

The Vatican announced today that Bishop James V. Johnston, Jr. of Springfield-Cape Girardeau has been selected as the new head... Read more

Mass of Episcopal ordination, Los Angeles, Sept. 8, 2015. Screenshot.

A call to joy, mercy and hope – LA's three new bishops ordained

Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles ordained three new auxiliary bishops on Thursday, including the prominent internet evangelist Father... Read more

Bishop David Kagan on May 20 at the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, Bismarck.

What does four decades as a priest look like? One bishop shares his story

On his 40th anniversary as a priest, Bishop David Kagan of Bismarck says he has a deeper understanding of his... Read more

Bishop-elect Fr. Edward C. Malesic.

New Greensburg bishop seeks to emulate Francis' focus on mercy

The Vatican announced Friday that Fr. Edward C. Malesic of Harrisburg, Penn. has been nominated to lead the Greensburg diocese,... Read more

Bishop-elect Brendan Cahill of the Diocese of Victoria. Photo courtesy of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.

Galveston-Houston's vicar for clergy tapped to lead Victoria diocese

The Vatican announced Thursday that Fr. Brendan Cahill, Vicar for Clergy in the archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, has been named bishop... Read more

St. Peter's Square.

Pope Francis names new bishops for Spokane, Lexington dioceses

On Thursday the Vatican announced that Bishop Thomas Anthony Daly has been tapped to lead Spokane’s Catholic population, while Fr.... Read more

Pope Francis greets bishops and clergy in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on Oct. 1 2014.

Church unity is found in Christ, Eucharist, Pope Francis tells bishops

Pope Francis on Wednesday reminded bishops to turn their sights to the Eucharist – rather than themselves – as the... Read more

Bishop Robert W. McElroy.

Pope taps Cordileone’s auxiliary to head San Diego diocese

The Vatican announced Tuesday that Pope Francis has appointed San Francisco’s native auxiliary bishop, Robert W. McElroy, as the new... Read more

Displaced persons fill a church in Maidiguri, Nigeria, Dec. 2014.

Should the West take on Nigeria's terrorists? Bishops say yes

Against the background of continuing attacks by radical Islamist group Boko Haram, bishops in Nigeria are appealing for military aid... Read more

Pope Francis leads the Bishops of Italy in a solemn Profession of Faith in St. Peter_s Basilica for their 65th General Assembly May 23, 2013.

Pope outlines congregation's focus in choosing bishops

In his address to the Congregation of Bishops Feb. 27, Pope Francis emphasized that the dicastery exists to ensure that... Read more

Pope Francis lays his hands on Bishop Fernando Vergez during his episcopal ordination in St. Peter's Basilica on Nov. 15, 2013

Pope lauds 'bravery' of those anointed by God

In his daily Mass, Pope Francis reflected on the significance of the special anointing given to priests and bishops, emphasizing... Read more

Pope appoints, confirms members of bishops' congregation

On Dec. 16 Pope Francis made appointments at the Congregation for Bishops, confirming as its prefect Cardinal Marc Ouellet, a... Read more

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Bishops' pilgrimage to Marian shrine seeks to foster unity

Numerous clergy and lay people from across the world will gather together at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe... Read more

USCCB 2012 Fall General Assembly.

Ten prelates nominated for US bishops' conference president

Ten bishops are nominees to become the next president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops at the group's general... Read more


Beatification cause imminent for auxiliary bishop of Madrid

The Archdiocese of Madrid has announced that this fall, the beatification cause of Auxiliary Bishop Eugenio Romero Pose will officially... Read more