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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

Jun 14, 2014

By Carl Bunderson

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

Jun 12, 2014

By Matt Hadro

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

Jun 11, 2014

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

Mar 7, 2014

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

Jan 30, 2014

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

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

Archbishop Kurtz elected president of US bishops' conference

Nov 12, 2013

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

Sep 15, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

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

May 11, 2013

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

May 3, 2013

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

Apr 30, 2013

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

Apr 29, 2013

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

Apr 13, 2013

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

Jan 22, 2013

By Michelle La Rosa

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

Jan 22, 2013

By Michelle La Rosa

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

Jan 15, 2013

By Michelle La Rosa

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

Jan 10, 2013

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

Nov 14, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

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

Nov 13, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

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

Nov 12, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

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

Nov 8, 2012

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