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Bishops ask faithful to flood Congress with calls for Conscience Protection Act

Mar 6, 2018

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued a statement asking people to pray, call, and write to their Congressional... Read more

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As Supreme Court decides fate of unions, bishops speak up

Feb 26, 2018

By Kevin J. Jones

With the U.S. Supreme Court hearing a case that could have a great impact on the future of public sector... Read more

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Catholic leaders voice concern over federal budget proposal

Feb 13, 2018

The federal budget proposal released by the Trump administration on Monday has been met with worry from U.S. bishops who... Read more

House passes contentious tax plan despite bishops' warnings

Nov 16, 2017

The House of Representatives on Thursday passed a major tax reform bill, which had drawn caution from the U.S. bishops,... Read more

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Report: US bishops choose delegates for 2018 Synod

Nov 15, 2017

Meeting in Baltimore for their annual fall meeting, the U.S. bishops have selected their choices for delegates to next year’s... Read more

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'Outrageous and insulting' – US bishops reject Bannon's immigration remarks

Sep 7, 2017

By Matt Hadro

The U.S. bishops’ conference on Thursday sharply rejected claims by former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon that the bishops... Read more

US bishops create Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism

Aug 23, 2017

By Matt Hadro

In the wake of the recent white nationalist rallies in Charlottesville, the U.S. bishops have announced that they are establishing... Read more

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Bishops preach hope, solidarity amidst opioid epidemic

Jul 12, 2017

By Matt Hadro

Amidst a growing epidemic of drug overdose and opioid addiction, Catholic bishops have been speaking out on the need for... Read more

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House passes pair of bills aimed at tighter immigration enforcement

Jul 10, 2017

The United States House of Representatives on June 29 passed two bills in an effort to crack down on undocumented... Read more

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US bishops call for engagement amid Trump's policy change on Cuba

Jun 20, 2017

President Donald Trump’s changes to U.S. policy on Cuba will end up weakening human rights in the island country, the... Read more

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US bishops vote to make religious freedom committee permanent

Jun 15, 2017

By Matt Hadro

The U.S. bishops voted on Thursday to make their Ad Hoc Committee on Religious Liberty a permanent committee of the... Read more

Pope's US representative reminds bishops to reach those on the margins

Jun 15, 2017

By Matt Hadro

Pope Francis’ representative to the United States encouraged the nation’s bishops this week to promote solidarity and listen to those... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez at the Pontifical North American College on May 2, 2015.

US bishops stress compassion, clarity in immigration panel

Jun 15, 2017

In their discussion Wednesday on spiritual, pastoral and policy support for immigrants, the U.S. bishops highlighted the need for compassion,... Read more

US bishops: Next synod must address disillusioned, indifferent youth

Jun 14, 2017

By Matt Hadro

Next year’s synod, which will focus on young people, must address their most pressing problems, including indifference and disillusionment, U.S.... Read more

Despite pro-life provisions, healthcare bill raises serious concerns

May 4, 2017

By Matt Hadro

The House passed a repeal of the Affordable Care Act and a replacement health care bill on Thursday, but one... Read more

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US bishops: This Easter season, let yourself be filled with joy

Apr 17, 2017

Easter is a joyous reminder that Jesus’ Resurrection overcomes fear and doubt, the U.S. bishops said in their 2017 Easter... Read more

US bishops back religious freedom for adoption, foster care providers

Apr 12, 2017

Three chairmen of the U.S. Catholic Bishops Conference have voiced strong support for a measure that would restore certain religious... Read more

Chemical attack in Syria 'shocks the soul,' says top US bishop

Apr 5, 2017

By Matt Hadro

Religious and political leaders have renewed calls for peace as they decried dozens of reported civilian deaths by poison gas... Read more

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Why this pro-life congressman opposed the failed health care bill

Apr 1, 2017

By Matt Hadro

When last week’s health care bill failed, it wasn’t just Democrats who fought it.  Read more

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Don't lose your humanity in refugee debate, US bishops say

Mar 22, 2017

The intense debate over U.S. refugee and migrant policy is a chance to meet newcomers and understand others' concerns, the... Read more