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Martin Luther King Jr. addresses a crowd from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial where he delivered his famous I Have a Dream speech during the Aug 28 1963 march on Washington DC.

U.S. Catholic bishops observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan 16, 2023

By Katie Yoder

Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops recalled Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy in... Read more

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Catholic bishops condemn Biden administration’s new policy on abortion pills

Jan 9, 2023

By Katie Yoder

The U.S. Catholic bishops are challenging the Biden administration after the FDA announced for the first time that pharmacies can... Read more

Pope Francis meets with the United States bishops at St. Matthew's Cathedral in Washington, D.C., Sept. 23, 2015.

Pope Francis: ‘Jesus did not create bishops’ conferences’

Nov 28, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis spoke about the role of bishops, racism, polarization, sexual abuse, the Vatican-China deal, and whether he has any... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles, California.

FULL TEXT: Archbishop Gomez calls for evangelizing response to secular age

Nov 16, 2022

By CNA Staff

Archbishop José H. Gomez gave an impassioned farewell address as USCCB president on Tuesday in Baltimore. Read more

Mass celebrated inside the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC. CNA file photo

National prayer vigil for life to continue post-Roe

Nov 14, 2022

By Edie Heipel

The U.S. bishops are urging Catholics across the country to participate in the prayer vigil from Jan. 19–20, 2023, to... Read more

A priest administers the Anointing of the Sick.

A new book of prayers for laypeople ministering to the sick could be on its way

Nov 13, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The bishops are considering publishing a new prayer book for laypeople who want to minister to the sick, especially when... Read more

Michelle Duppong, about whom the Diocese of Bismarck has opened an investigation with a view to a cause for beatification.

Meet the 3 women the U.S. bishops are considering for sainthood

Nov 13, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The U.S. Catholic bishops are preparing to vote on whether to advance the causes for sainthood for three American women. Read more

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U.S. bishops offer pro-family policy recommendations ahead of midterms

Oct 31, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The USCCB has offered more than a dozen policy recommendations related to the health and well-being of women, children, and... Read more

USCCB Fall Meeting 2021

U.S. bishops nominate candidates for conference president and vice president

Oct 4, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell

The U.S. bishops released on Tuesday the names of the 10 candidates nominated to be the next president and vice... Read more

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US bishops’ pro-life chair asks Catholics to practice ‘unconditional love’ after Roe

Sep 22, 2022

By Katie Yoder

In anticipation of Respect Life Month in October, Archbishop William E. Lori is calling for “radical solidarity” for pregnant and... Read more

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U.S. synod synthesis shows ‘desire for greater communion’

Sep 19, 2022

By Carl Bunderson

The Synod on Synodality has thus far demonstrated the “joys, hopes, and wounds” shared by members of the Church in... Read more

Crowds attend a town hall meeting on immigration in Los Angeles, Jan. 14, 2014. Photo courtesy of Victor Aleman/vida-nueva.com.

U.S. bishops hold National Migration Week amid migrant crisis

Sep 16, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The U.S. bishops are inviting Catholics to participate in National Migration Week and the World Day of Migrants and Refugees... Read more

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U.S. bishops urge support for mothers and babies after Biden abortion executive order

Aug 5, 2022

By Carl Bunderson

Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore on Friday called on President Joe Biden to increase support and care for mothers and... Read more

State troopers stand outside of Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24, 2022. - An 18-year-old gunman killed 14 children and a teacher at an elementary school in Texas on Tuesday, according to the state's governor, in the nation's deadliest school shooting in years.

Texas elementary school shooting: US Catholic bishops lament ‘epidemic of evil and violence’

May 25, 2022

By CNA Staff

The USCCB urged citizens to ‘implore our elected officials to help us take action.’ Read more

Tops Friendly Market in Buffalo, New York, was the scene of a mass shooting on May 14, 2022.

US Catholic bishops call for ‘honest dialogue’ on ‘persistent evil of racism’ after mass shootings

May 17, 2022

By CNA Staff

The USCCB said it would continue to “advocate for an end to violence, and for the respect and dignity of... Read more

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US bishops urge fasting and prayer in response to pro-abortion threats

May 10, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

In response to threats of violence from pro-abortion activists, the U.S. bishops’ conference is inviting Catholics around the country to... Read more

Pope Francis speaks with representatives of Catholic News Service at the Vatican, Feb. 1, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media.

Painful changes for Catholic News Service as domestic operations to close

May 4, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Catholic News Service, the news agency of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, will end domestic operations at the end... Read more

The relic of Bl. Carlo Acutis, a fragment of his pericardium, that is visiting the U.S., at Holy Family parish in Queens, April 6, 2022.

US bishops receive Blessed Carlo Acutis relic

Apr 9, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The U.S. bishops recently welcomed a relic of Blessed Carlo Acutis. It is the teenager’s pericardium, or the sac that... Read more

The Catechism of the Catholic Church

Copyright and the Catechism of the Catholic Church make for some legal surprises 

Jan 20, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

The Catechism of the Catholic Church was released in 1992 after years of development. It has helped generations of Catholics... Read more

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US bishops' pro-life novena to begin next week

Jan 14, 2022

By Christine Rousselle

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ “9 Days for Life”, as the... Read more