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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

USCCB Fall General Assembly

U.S. Bishops vote to accept Eucharist document

Nov 17, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops voted overwhelmingly to accept the statement “The Mystery of the Eucharist in the... Read more

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Report on abuse in Church in US: Recent cases rare, but historical numbers show painful legacy

Nov 11, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

There are signs of progress in efforts to prevent sexual abuse of children, with under two dozen new allegations of... Read more

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) at a Capitol press briefing, Sept. 23, 2021.

Abortion funding a 'fundamental problem' in proposed federal budget, US bishops say

Nov 4, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

The presence of expanded taxpayer funding of abortion in the proposed federal budget is “completely unacceptable”, despite many worthy programs... Read more

Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver.

Archbishop Aquila: Christ's challenging truthfulness needed regarding reception of Communion

Oct 28, 2021

By CNA Staff

As the US bishops prepare to discuss a draft statement on the Eucharist, the Archbishop of Denver has recalled Christ’s... Read more

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, chair of the USCCB religious liberty committee

US bishops warn against ‘extreme’ abortion provisions in budget bills

Oct 25, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Spending bills introduced last week in the U.S. Senate would force employers and insurers to cover and pay for abortion,... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles visits the scene of the fire at Mission San Gabriel church, July 11, 2020.

Catholic sites suffered more than 100 acts of vandalism, arson since May 2020, USCCB says

Oct 14, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The U.S. bishops’ conference on Thursday reported that churches and Catholic sites have been targeted in more than 100 acts... Read more

Joe Biden.

USCCB pro-life chairman urges Biden to act like the ‘devout Catholic’ he says he is

Oct 12, 2021

By Katie Yoder

The U.S. Catholic bishops’ pro-life chairman is expressing disappointment with President Biden as his administration reverses a Trump-era rule that... Read more

U.S. Customs and Border Protection headquarters

US bishops welcome increased refugee admissions cap

Oct 11, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops announced Monday their positive reaction to the news that the refugee cap will... Read more

The 2019 USCCB fall general assembly

US bishops to elect several new committee heads at November meeting

Oct 7, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has announced the slate of candidates for five committee chair positions to be filled... Read more

St. Joseph with the Infant Jesus, by Guido Reni

Learn from St Joseph’s respect for life, archbishop says

Oct 1, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

St. Joseph’s ‘faithful trust and courage” provide a powerful pro-life witness, a US bishop has said, marking the start of... Read more

Afghan refugees are being processed inside Hangar 5 at Ramstein Air Base in Germany, Sept. 8, 2021.

USCCB, Catholic Charities ramp up efforts to welcome Afghan refugees

Sep 23, 2021

By Autumn Jones

Over the next several months, the USCCB and Catholic Charities locations across the U.S. will welcome upwards of 7,500 refugees... Read more

The late Bishop Emeritus Anthony M. Pilla of Cleveland.

Former USCCB president Bishop Pilla dies at 88

Sep 22, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Bishop Anthony Pilla, who led the Diocese of Cleveland for 25 years and served as president of the United States... Read more

Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas, chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' pro-life committee

Bishops warn against abortion funding in reconciliation bill

Sep 17, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The U.S. bishops’ conference on Friday warned against abortion funding in a massive spending bill being considered by Congress. Read more

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US bishops push for pathway to citizenship for millions of immigrants

Sep 15, 2021

By Matt Hadro

As members of Congress this week advanced language providing a pathway to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants, the U.S.... 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 S. Coakley preaching during Mass in the cathedral in 2021.

Marking Labor Day, archbishop urges Catholics to pray and work for an economy that respects the common good

Sep 6, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

A US archbishop has urged Catholics to pray and work for an economy that respects the common good, as the... Read more

An aerial view of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Sept. 16, 2008.

US bishops offer prayers following earthquake in Haiti

Aug 14, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops expressed their sorrow at the news of a massive earthquake once again striking... 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