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Refugee children from Afghanistan.

Bishops reaffirm support for refugees as judges scrutinize Trump policy

Feb 10, 2017

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

Dva, a Syrian Refugee.

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

Feb 6, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

Rainbow flag.

Catholic bishops see trouble in Trump-backed LGBT executive order

Feb 1, 2017

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

Jan 18, 2017

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

U.S. Mexico border crossing at San Ysidro.

Bishops remain hopeful on immigration reform in a Trump presidency

Jan 14, 2017

By Kevin J. Jones

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

A prayer vigil in Dallas for the injured and killed policemen in a July 8 attack in Dallas.

Race relations are a Church responsibility, bishops say in call to action

Jan 5, 2017

The Catholic Church can be a force for healing race relations, said the U.S. bishops’ task force on racism and... Read more

Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz walking out of the Paul VI Hall during the Synod of Bishops on Oct. 9, 2015.

Help for the poor, dialogue with Trump – Archbishop Kurtz's parting vision

Nov 14, 2016

Concrete outreach to those in need should be the focus of the U.S. bishops going forward, as well as “respectful... Read more

The United States capitol building.

After 'Catholic Spring' email leak, US bishops warn American ideals at risk

Oct 14, 2016

Following a leaked email from prominent political actors about a possible “Catholic Spring” movement to plant “seeds of the revolution”... Read more

Leaked emails show Clinton campaign head discussing 'revolution' against bishops

Oct 12, 2016

By Adelaide Mena

In a leaked email hacked from a private account, the chairman of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign appears to discuss with... Read more

Child peering through fence.

ACLU targets grants for pro-life groups that aid migrants

Jun 29, 2016

Catholics and other groups that receive grants to care for immigrants are in the sights of the American Civil Liberties... Read more

Statue of Liberty.

Why there's no freedom without religious liberty

Apr 28, 2016

It is perhaps not surprising that an American priest, Fr. John Courtney Murray, was one of the key contributors to... Read more


If you struggle with porn, the Church can help, US bishops say

Dec 28, 2015

For the first time, U.S. bishops have issued a historical pastoral letter specifically addressing the global crisis of pornography, looking... Read more


Struggle with porn? The Church can help you, US bishops say

Nov 29, 2015

For the first time, U.S. bishops have issued a historical pastoral letter specifically addressing the global crisis of pornography, looking... Read more


Controversy over voting doc shows divisions among US bishops

Nov 20, 2015

At their annual fall meeting in Baltimore, the U.S. bishops voted to issue a new introductory note and make limited... Read more

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Confronting the porn epidemic: a major goal for the US bishops

Nov 19, 2015

In a historic statement outlining the challenges pornography poses to the family and individuals as well as the tools available... Read more

Families meet through border fence.

When detention denies dignity: bishops offer look inside US migrant, refugee policy

May 14, 2015

By Kevin J. Jones

“Please help us, please pray for us.” These were the words of detained migrants and refugees at a Karnes, Texas... Read more

Bishops push for religious freedom protections in adoption, foster care

Mar 12, 2015

By Matt Hadro

With increasing pressure on adoption and foster care agencies to act against their religious beliefs, the U.S. bishops are pushing... Read more

Archbishop William Lori at a Nov. 12, 2012 press conference for the USCCB Fall General Assembly.

Religious freedom battle 'daunting,' but bishops urged to persist

Nov 12, 2014

By Matt Hadro

The leader of the U.S. bishops’ religious freedom committee encouraged his fellow bishops not to lose heart, but to place... Read more

Bishops from across the United States take part in the USCCB's 2013 Fall General Assembly in Baltimore.

US bishops elect new secretary, discuss health care ethics guide

Nov 11, 2014

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops voted Tuesday on several committee leadership positions, also considering several liturgical proposals and moving... Read more

Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville (File Photo/CNA).

Archbishop Kurtz: Want to strengthen families? Witness 'truths of the faith'

Nov 10, 2014

In responding to crises faced by modern families, the Church must work to restore hope and confidence that the call... Read more