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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Laptop keyboard.

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

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

“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

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

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

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'

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

People take shelter in a parish church in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan swept through the area.

Bishops laud Catholic Relief Services for Philippines aid

Catholic Relief Services' chairman has affirmed the international aid agency's strength and effective representation of the bishops' conference, especially lauding... Read more

Bishops pray together before the start of the first session of the USCCB's Fall General Assembly in Baltimore on Nov. 11, 2013.

Bishops embrace Pope Francis, Benedict in voting document

The updated voting guide issued by the U.S. bishops will maintain Church teaching as explained by both Pope Francis and... Read more

Archbishop William E. Lori, chair of the US bishops' ad hoc committee on religious liberty.

US bishops unanimously reauthorize religious liberty group

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has voted to reauthorize its Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty for a second... Read more

Migrant workers rest after picking cucumbers all morning on a farm in Blackwater, Virginia.

US bishops to tour Mexico border, say Mass for fallen migrants

American bishops will gather in Arizona at the end of March to tour the U.S.-Mexico border and offer a Mass... Read more

       A tractor turns the cover crop into the soil in preparation for planting in the Salinas Valley of Calif. on June 16, 2011.

Catholic leaders lament food aid cuts in US farm bill

The U.S. bishops and other Catholic leaders in social services gave a mixed reaction to the advance of a farm... Read more