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Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles

Archbishop Gomez: 'The Church exists to evangelize'

Nov 16, 2021

By Shannon Mullen

While the Catholic Church’s position in the world has altered, its evangelistic mission “does not change with the culture, or... Read more

Gabriel Vance, of Columbus, Ohio, prays the rosary, with his three young sons beside him, at the pro-life Men's March in Baltimore on Nov. 15, 2021.

Men's March participants call on bishops to take firm stand against abortion, pro-abortion politicians

Nov 15, 2021

By Shannon Mullen

Approximately 200 men and boys from across the country took part in the pro-life Men’s March in Baltimore on Nov.... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco.

Archbishop Cordileone: Look deeper to see the 'spiritual reality' of the Eucharist, the unborn, and unhoused

As political issues, homelessness and abortion are treated as separate things. But with the Catholic sacramental sense we can see... Read more

Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City (Left) and Bishop James Wall of Gallup (Right) pray before the afternoon session of the 2019 USCCB General Assembly, June 12, 2019.

US bishops launch 'Civilize It,' answering Pope Francis' call for 'a better kind of politics'

Sep 7, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The U.S. bishops’ conference on Monday launched a new initiative to promote civility amid political polarization, appealing to Pope Francis’... Read more

Archbishop Paul Coakley, chair of the USCCB domestic justice and human development committee, preaching during Mass in the cathedral in 2021.

USCCB ‘grateful’ for passage of infrastructure bill, urges no funding of abortions

Aug 12, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) on Tuesday offered some praise of the U.S. Senate’s passage of a $1.2... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the USCCB, at the 2020 virtual fall general assembly.

US bishops reauthorize Committee Against Racism, approve budget

Nov 17, 2020

The U.S. bishops voted at their fall general assembly this week to reauthorize their Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism for... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the USCCB, at the 2020 virtual fall general assembly.

USCCB 2020 fall meeting: Day 1 recap

Nov 16, 2020

An emphasis on the need for healing, in both the Church and broader society, was prominent throughout the first day... Read more

Bishops pray at the 2019 USCCB fall general assembly in Baltimore.

US bishops elect new committee leadership 

Nov 12, 2019

Members of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) elected six new chairmen on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at their... Read more

U.S. bishops from New England at Mass in St. Peter's Basilica Nov. 7, 2019.

New York bishops to vote remotely in Rome for USCCB elections

Nov 12, 2019

By Courtney Mares

New York bishops will be voting remotely from Rome Tuesday for the election of the next leaders of the U.S.... Read more

Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops.

Ouellet letter: US bishops’ vote on abuse reform measures was blocked to allow more discussion

Jan 1, 2019

A letter from Cardinal Marc Ouellet indicates that the Vatican’s Congregation for Bishops had blocked the U.S. bishops from voting... Read more

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo.

Cardinal DiNardo: Amid division, we must look to the God who unites

Nov 13, 2017

By Mary Farrow

Witnessing to the Gospel is the simple but fundamental call for people of faith who live in trying times, Cardinal... Read more

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo.

New US bishops' leader to immigrants: We have your back

Nov 15, 2016

By Matt Hadro

After the recent presidential election, the new president of the U.S. Bishops is adamant about standing with all vulnerable persons,... 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

Married couples to Catholic Church: Give us clear, positive teaching on marriage

Jun 14, 2015

By Mary Farrow

Alice Heinzen was with her dad and siblings on a ski trip when she froze on top of what looked... 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

President Barack Obama delivers a statement in the Rose Garden of the White House. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza.

Still doesn't cut it, bishops say on latest mandate tweak

Oct 11, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

Despite another wave of changes to the Obama Administration’s HHS mandate, the U.S. bishops’ conference says that the regulation still... Read more

New USCCB social development director aims to fight poverty

Jun 17, 2014

The U.S. bishops have named Mark Rohlena, head of Catholic Charities of Central Colorado, to direct the Office of Domestic... Read more

USCCB 2012 Fall General Assembly.

Ten prelates nominated for US bishops' conference president

Nov 6, 2013

Ten bishops are nominees to become the next president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops at the group's general... Read more

Fr. Peter F. Ryan, S.J.

Jesuit priest appointed to lead US bishops' doctrinal office

Jun 5, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

Fr. Peter Ryan, a Jesuit priest known for his defense of Church teaching, is slated to step up in August... Read more