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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Bishops reaffirm support for refugees as judges scrutinize Trump policy

The U.S. bishops welcomed a federal appeals court ruling that affirmed a legal injunction against a Trump administration executive order... Read more

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Vatican official: The bishops 'are speaking clearly' on refugees

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s recent policy on refugees, U.S. Catholics should stay close to their bishops, who... Read more

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Catholic bishops see trouble in Trump-backed LGBT executive order

The U.S. bishops are concerned by the Trump administration’s decision to maintain a “troubling” Obama-era executive order that could demand... Read more


US bishops: Health care should be truly universal, affordable

Any changes to health care law under the new administration should not abandon the principal of genuinely affordable health care... Read more

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Bishops remain hopeful on immigration reform in a Trump presidency

The upcoming inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump has raised questions about the future of immigration reform, but the nation’s Catholic... Read more