USCCB Spring Meeting 2021

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will hold its Spring General Assembly June 16 - June 18, 2021. This year the spring meeting will be virtual.

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Archbishop Cordileone rebukes legislators' take on Communion debate

On June 23, 2021, First Things published Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone’s paragraph-by-paragraph response to “Statement of Principles,” a document developed by... 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

Bishop Thomas Paprocki.

Bishop Paprocki: Regarding Communion debate “There should be no unity with iniquity”

In a statement published on June 23, 2021, Bishop Thomas Paprocki of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois lambasted recent... 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

White House won't say if unborn child is human being at 15 weeks

The White House on Monday would not comment specifically on President Joe Biden and reception of Communion, and would not... Read more

The entrance to the office of Rep. Ted Lieu in Washington D.C. on July 18, 2017.

Congressman dares bishops to deny him Communion over support for abortion, contraception

In a series of tweets from his personal social media account over the weekend, Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) called the... Read more

Bishop Frank Caggiano

Bishop announces launch of new catechetical institute 

In a presentation to fellow U.S. bishops on Friday, Bishop Frank Caggiano of Bridgeport unveiled a proposal for a new... Read more

Bishop Mario Dorsonville.

Continue pressing for immigration reform, US bishops told

The Church must continue to push for immigration reform and to address the root causes that make people migrate to... 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

Aug. 17, 2017 - A volunteer at the Catholic Charities Humanitarian Respite Center in McAllen, Texas helps a Central American refugee family

US parishes must better serve hidden migrant communities, bishops hear

Many parishes in the United States are unaware of the immigrant, refugee, and itinerant communities within their boundaries, the chair... 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

US bishops debate extensively a motion to draft a teaching document on the Eucharist

U.S. bishops held extensive debate on Thursday before voting on whether to draft a teaching document on the Eucharist, at... 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

A Eucharistic document: What the USCCB will be debating and voting on today

On Thursday afternoon, the U.S. bishops are scheduled to debate and vote to begin drafting a teaching document on the... Read more

Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the US, addresses the USCCB's 2020 Fall General Assembly.

Nuncio urges US bishops to unity in Christ

Following the Covid-19 pandemic the Church needs to dialogue with an aim of unity, and emphasize the importance of Christ,... Read more

USCCB fall 2019 meeting, Baltimore, Maryland

US bishops vote to keep time limits on discussion of Eucharistic document

While some U.S. bishops on Wednesday pushed for no time limits in debating a motion to draft a teaching document... Read more

Archbishop Gomez addresses his brother bishops after being elected to a three-year term as president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops during the USCCB's fall meeting in Baltimore, Nov. 11, 2019

Archbishop Gomez opens USCCB meeting with passionate call for unity 

In his opening address at the 2021 spring meeting of the U.S. bishops on Wednesday, conference president Archbishop José Gomez... Read more

A bishop's pectoral cross. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

The USCCB meeting starts today: 5 items the bishops will consider

From June 16-18, 2021, the bishops of the United States will gather for their annual spring meeting, held virtually this... Read more

Archbishop Leonard Paul Blair of Hartford, chair of the USCCB Committee on Divine Worship

Liturgical translations: What the U.S. bishops will be voting on this week

This week, the U.S. bishops will vote on proposed translations for prayers in the Liturgy of the Hours, a new... Read more