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

Archbishop Kurtz elected president of US bishops' conference

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has elected Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville as its next president, giving national... Read more

Migrant workers from Mexico pick cucumbers on a farm in Blackwater, Virginia.

Catholic bishops urge US to oppose massive food aid cuts

Catholic bishops have asked the U.S. House of Representatives to reject $40 billion in proposed cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition... Read more

Abuse report finds few allegations against clergy in 2012

The latest report on child protection in the U.S. Catholic Church found a total of 11 credible allegations of abuse... Read more

Bishop Joseph P. McFadden of Harrisburg (File Photo/CNA).

Pennsylvania mourns sudden loss of Bishop McFadden

Church and public officials from Pennsylvania are saddened by the unexpected death of Bishop Joseph P. McFadden, who shepherded the... Read more

Kim Daniels

US bishops name religious freedom advocate as president's spokeswoman

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has hired religious liberty attorney and mother of six Kim Daniels as spokesperson for... Read more

A volunteer at the Community Soup Kitchen passes a serving tray down to the next section in Valdosta, Ga., Aug. 14, 2012.

US bishops say budget should prioritize poor

The U.S. bishops have responded to President Barack Obama's 2014 budget proposal with a call to give high priority to... Read more

President Obama nominates Sen. John Kerry to serve as Secretary of State in the Roosevelt Room on Dec. 21, 2012. Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy.

US bishops urge support for international arms treaty

In a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry, a representative of the U.S. bishops' conference asked that the Obama... Read more

Pro-life supporters participate in the West Coast Walk for Life 2012 in San Francisco, Jan. 21, 2012.

After 40 years of abortion, bishops voice sorrow, hope

Church leaders across the U.S. expressed both grief and renewed determination on the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision... Read more

Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley of Boston speaks at a press conference for the 2012 USCCB Fall General Assembly.

Cardinal finds prayer, penance needed for end of abortion

Prayers and penitential hearts must be at the foundation of efforts to restore a genuine respect for life in America,... Read more

Bishops announce prayer, pilgrimage campaign for life

The U.S. bishops are inviting the faithful to participate in “Nine Days of Prayer, Penance and Pilgrimage” surrounding the 40th... Read more

Catholic University of America graduation, May 12, 2012.

Bishops find progress in relationship with Catholic colleges

A report by the U.S. bishops finds a positive relationship between Catholic universities in America and the Church, while encouraging... Read more

Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles speaks during a press conference at the 2012 USCCB Fall General Assembly.

Bishops renew call for comprehensive immigration reform

The U.S. bishops are reiterating their appeal to President Obama and the newly elected members of Congress to enact just... Read more

Cardinal Timothy Dolan at a press conference for the 2012 USCCB Fall General Assembly, Nov. 13.

Election shows need to better present marriage beliefs

Bishops and Catholics must work to better deliver the Church's teaching on marriage in light of the recent U.S. elections,... Read more

The USCCB 2012 Fall General Assembly.

Cardinal Dolan calls bishops to conversion at annual meeting

The mission of evangelization, which is critical to the calling of every bishop, must begin with penance and interior renewal,... Read more

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, speaks at the fall General Assembly on Nov. 14, 2011.

US bishops' meeting to focus on preaching, new media

At their upcoming general assembly, the U.S. bishops are slated to discuss the issues of how to preach more effectively,... Read more

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo at the North American College in Rome on March 19, during his Ad Limina visit with bishops from Region X.

US bishops urge Catholic participation in Respect Life Month

The U.S. bishops' chairman on pro-life issues invited Catholics to commemorate the forty-first annual Respect Life Month through prayer, education... Read more

Dr. Jonathan Reyes.

US bishops tap Denver Catholic Charities CEO as justice department head

President and CEO of Denver Catholic Charities, Dr. Jonathan Reyes, is honored to accept his new role as executive director... Read more

Sara Hutchinson of Catholics for Choice and Rev. Harry Knox listen to Bishop Tonyia Rawls of the Freedom Center for Social Justice at a Sept. 5, 2012 press conference.

Catholics for Choice argues religious freedom only applies to private actions

A dissenting Catholic group believes that the First Amendment protection of religious freedom applies to personal decisions but does not... Read more

Bishop Stephen E. Blaire of Stockton, Calif.

US bishops urge cooperative effort to renew economy

The U.S. bishops' point man on domestic justice issues has called for an economic renewal that places “working people and... Read more

Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore.

Pope's support for Knights shows religious freedom not partisan

Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore believes that Pope Benedict's praise for the Knights of Columbus' efforts to defend religious... Read more