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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

Sep 26, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

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

Sep 17, 2012

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

Sep 5, 2012

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

Aug 14, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

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

Aug 7, 2012

By Marianne Medlin

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

People participate in the opening Mass of the Fortnight for Freedom on June 21, 2012 in Baltimore, Md.

Supporters say 'partisan' charge misses point of bishops' efforts

Jul 10, 2012

Critics who accuse the U.S. bishops of “partisanship” have misunderstood their motives by viewing religious questions in secular terms, supporters... Read more

US bishops urge Congress to 'fix' problems in health care law

Jun 28, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has renewed its call for Congress to correct problems within the 2010 health care... Read more

Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory.

Bishops say HHS lawsuits represent broad Catholic interest

May 23, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Bishops nationwide have voiced support for a wave of recent lawsuits against the federal contraception mandate, explaining that the dioceses... Read more

The Blessing of the Child in the Womb and Archbishop Gregory Aymond.

Bishops publish blessing for unborn child

May 10, 2012

Ahead of Mother’s Day, the U.S. bishops’ conference has published a prayer to bless an unborn child, the child’s pregnant... Read more