USCCB Fall Meeting 2021

The 2021 Fall General Assembly of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is scheduled for Nov. 15-18 in Baltimore. This is the first in-person meeting of the bishops since the Fall 2019 meeting.

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A demonstrator at the "Enough is Enough" rally in Baltimore Nov. 16 outside the fall assembly of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

USCCB demonstrators: The scene outside the bishops' meeting in Baltimore

Nov 20, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

More than 1,000 demonstrators, representing various causes and grievances, came to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' fall assembly... Read more

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has decided to change the name of the process by which individuals enter the Catholic Church.

Forget RCIA, meet OCIA: U.S. bishops approve big name change

Nov 18, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults, or RCIA, as it has been more commonly referred to, will have its... Read more

Cardinal Mario Grech, Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops, sends a video message to the U.S. bishops, Nov. 18, 2021.

Synod’s chief organizer to US bishops: Don’t be afraid to tell us frankly what you hear

Nov 18, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Mario Grech sent a 14-minute video message to the USCCB Fall General Assembly. Read more

Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, one of the venues for the 2024 National Eucharistic Congress.

Why was Indy chosen for the Eucharistic Congress? The archbishop explains

Nov 18, 2021

By Shannon Mullen

Half of America lives within a day’s drive of Indianapolis. The U.S. bishops hope up to 100,000 of those people... Read more

Bishop-designate Andrew H. Cozzens of Crookston, Minn., speaks to the general assembly of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on Nov. 17, 2021, in Baltimore.

Everything you need to know about the National Eucharistic Congress

Nov 17, 2021

By Shannon Mullen, Katie Yoder

Seeking to rekindle devotion to the Eucharist, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops voted Nov. 17 to launch an... Read more

Photo credit: From left to right: Servants of God Charlene Marie Richard, Auguste Robert Pelafigue, and Joseph Ira Dutton

Meet 3 Servants of God who just advanced toward sainthood

Nov 17, 2021

By Katie Yoder

Three servants of God are advancing toward sainthood: a 12-year old diagnosed with cancer who offered up her suffering, a... Read more

Bl. Carlo Acutis

Blessed Carlo Acutis named a patron of Eucharistic Revival campaign

Nov 17, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Blessed Carlo Acutis will serve as the patron of the first year of a new three-year Eucharistic Revival project the... Read more

Mother Teresa circa 1994.

USCCB votes to inscribe Mother Teresa in the U.S. Liturgical Calendar

Nov 17, 2021

By Shannon Mullen, Francesca Pollio

The U.S. bishops voted to honor Mother Teresa each year in the Liturgical Calendar of the United States. Read more

Bishop-designate Andrew Cozzens of Crookston, Minn. speaking Nov. 16 during the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Fall Assembly in Baltimore.

How did the bishops vote on the Eucharist document?

Nov 17, 2021

By Shannon Mullen

The U.S. Catholics bishops overwhelmingly voted to approve a new document on the Eucharist Wednesday that highlights the sacrament’s indispensable... Read more

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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

Archbishop Elpidophoros addresses the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops at their fall assembly in Baltimore on Nov. 16, 2021.

Orthodox archbishop makes historic address to USCCB assembly

Nov 17, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros, Chairman of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States, spoke of a “dialogue... Read more

Archbishop Samuel Aquila celebrates Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Denver, Colo., on May 24, 2020.

Archbishop Aquila: The Eucharist can transform your life

Nov 16, 2021

By Katie Yoder

Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver explained that the U.S. bishops want to "present a clear understanding of the Church’s teachings... Read more

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Interim USCCB Secretary General elected to full 5-year term

Nov 16, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The bishops of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops elected Father Michael J.K. Fuller as their new general secretary... Read more

Bishop James Checchio of Metuchen.

USCCB chairmen elections: Who came out on top?

Nov 16, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Members of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops elected six new chairmen-elect on Nov. 16 at their Fall General... Read more

Screenshot of Apostolic Nuncio Christophe Pierre as he addresses the general assembly of the U.S.  Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) on Nov. 16, 2021, in Baltimore, Md.

Nuncio to U.S. bishops: Catholic Church must be ‘unapologetically pro-life’

Nov 16, 2021

By Katie Yoder

The U.S. Catholic bishops’ effort to equip parishes and communities to support pregnant and parenting moms in need exemplifies a... Read more

Cardinal Roger Mahony.

Cardinal Mahony attacks fellow bishops in interview published by the Vatican News service ahead of USCCB vote

Nov 16, 2021

By Alejandro Bermudez

In an unusual interview published by Vatican News ahead of the U.S. bishops’ vote this week on the document titled... Read more

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

The 2019 USCCB fall general assembly

Ready for the big bishops meeting? Here are 8 things you need to know

Nov 13, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The U.S. Catholics bishops will gather in-person for the first time in two years Nov. 15-18 for their fall assembly... 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.

What’s in (and isn’t in) the bishops’ draft document on the Eucharist?

Nov 2, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

A draft text of the U.S. bishops’ forthcoming document on Eucharistic coherence does not make explicit mention of denying the... Read more