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US bishops welcome emergency resettlement of Afghans

Leading U.S. bishops on Friday welcomed Afghan nationals to the United States who had assisted the United States’ military, diplomatic,... Read more

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York

US bishops condemn abortion funding in House-passed spending bill

Leading U.S. bishops on Thursday opposed the House passage of appropriations bills that would fund abortions and exclude conscience protections... Read more

Msgr. Jeffrey Burrill

USCCB general secretary resigns amid allegations of improper behavior

Msgr. Jeffrey Burrill, the general secretary of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, resigned from his post on Tuesday ahead... Read more

Pro-life advocates at the 45th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 19, 2018.

USCCB implores Congress to restore pro-life policies to spending bills

A proposed federal spending bill is the most extreme pro-abortion funding bill in the history of the United States, said... Read more

Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City (Left) and Bishop James Wall of Gallup, head of the Subcommittee on Native American Affairs under the USCCB Standing Committee for Cultural Diversity, (Right) at the 2019 USCCB General Assembly, June 12, 2019.

USCCB looks to assist federal investigation of boarding schools for indigenous

The U.S. bishops’ conference has volunteered to assist a new federal investigation of the history of boarding schools for Native... Read more

Attendees of the 2018 March for Life make their way past the U.S. Capitol building.

US bishops urge Congress to prohibit taxpayer funding of abortions  

The U.S. bishops’ conference on Monday called on Congress to restore prohibitions on federal funding of abortion, as the House... Read more

Members of the migrant caravan take temporary shelter in a stadium in Mexico City on their way to the United States border, Nov. 8, 2018.

After ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy is dismissed, USCCB urges acceptance of migrants

The U.S. bishops’ conference on Thursday emphasized the need to welcome immigrants after the Supreme Court resolved a challenge to... Read more

Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), one of the signers of the "Statement of Principles" of Catholic House Democrats

Jesuit priest responds to statement of pro-abortion Catholic members of Congress

A Jesuit priest and radio host on Thursday critiqued a recent statement by Catholic House Democrats, who had asked not... Read more

Catholic columnist: ‘Brave new world’ of embryo experimentation could sharpen Communion debate

Recent developments regarding experimentation on human embryos could force a larger conflict between Catholic Democratic politicians and U.S. bishops on... Read more

USCCB Pro-Life Secretariat: Congress must prevent taxpayer-funded abortion

The House of Representatives on Wednesday rejected an opportunity to vote on a prohibition of taxpayer-funded abortion. Read more

Joe Biden. Credit: Drop of light / Shutterstock

Leading US bishops praise Biden's global vaccine pledge

Leading U.S. bishops on Wednesday praised President Joe Biden for pledging 500 million COVID-19 vaccines to developing countries, and urged... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez at the fall 2019 USCCB meeting

USCCB president: Eucharistic document seeks to deepen 'awareness,' 'amazement'

The U.S. bishops are seeking to deepen “awareness” of the Eucharist with their new teaching document, the president of the... Read more

US Catholics urged to practice ‘solidarity’ on religious freedom

Catholics in the United States are being encouraged to pray each day this week about an issue related to religious... Read more

Pro-abortion Catholic Democrats: Don’t deny us the Eucharist

Dozens of Catholic members of Congress issued a statement on Friday claiming that denial of Holy Communion to pro-abortion politicians... Read more

Bishop James Wall of Gallup greets parishioners following Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Gallup.

Bishops plan response to Native American Catholics who 'want their voice heard'

Native American ministry was an action item for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on Thursday, as the relevant subcommittee... Read more

U.S. bishops meet at their fall general assembly in Baltimore, Maryland, in November 2019

USCCB approves drafting of Eucharist document, other action items

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops this week voted to move forward on several action items, including a draft of... Read more

Members of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops pray at their fall meeting in Baltimore, Maryland on Nov. 11, 2019

Lay advisor urges U.S. bishops to reconcile with all Catholics over clergy abuse

In responding to clergy sex abuse, U.S. bishops must expand their reconciliation efforts to include not only victim survivors, but... Read more

Fr. Joseph Lafleur, whose cause of canonization is one of those that will be considered at the USCCB Spring General Assembly, June 17, 2021. Credit: Andrepont Printing.

Update: US bishops vote in favor of advancing two causes of canonization

The US bishops voted Thursday that they consider it opportune to advance two causes of canonization, for Father Joseph Verbis... Read more

President Biden reveals his rosary beads during a March 1, 2021 virtual meeting with Mexico’s President López Obrador

Bishops must address Biden's policies that contradict Church teaching, theologians say

President Joe Biden has advanced policies contrary to Church teaching on life, marriage, and sexuality – and bishops have a... Read more

USCCB fall 2019 general assembly

Activists claim US bishops will vote to deny Biden Communion. Here's what their meeting will actually address.

While some activists claim that the U.S. bishops will be voting next week on denying Communion to President Joe Biden,... Read more