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Oct 5, 2020 - 03:30 pm .- The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has announced the slate of candidates to fill the eight vacancies for committee chairs.
Oct 5, 2020 - 11:30 am .- The bishops of the United States have praised the release of Pope Francis’ new encyclical, calling it a “profound and beautiful” treatment of human dignity. 
Sep 22, 2020 - 02:45 pm .- The Catholic bishops of the United States on Tuesday implored President Donald Trump to halt two federal executions set to take place this week.
Sep 18, 2020 - 03:43 pm .- The Church does not dictate to Catholics how they should vote, but it does provide guiding principles for making decisions about voting. This CNA Explainer offers some of those principles.
Sep 18, 2020 - 10:25 am .- Two officials of the U.S. bishops’ conference will be candidates to replace Msgr. Brian Bransfield, the outgoing general secretary of the conference.
Aug 31, 2020 - 08:00 pm .- The U.S. bishops’ conference will conduct its November general assembly virtually, the bishops announced Friday, in light of the coronavirus pandemic. The bishops’ conference had cancelled entirely its June meeting in light of the pandemic.
Aug 27, 2020 - 05:30 pm .- The U.S. bishops’ conference on Thursday criticized the federal government for its continued use of the death penalty, which the Justice Department resumed this summer after a 17-year moratorium on federal executions.
Aug 27, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- The bishops of the United States are urging Catholics to pray and fast for an end to racism on Friday, following the unrest in Wisconsin this week.
Aug 21, 2020 - 01:23 pm .- The U.S. bishops’ conference has canceled its in-person November meeting in response to the coronavirus pandemic, several sources have told CNA. Sources say that conference leadership is now considering whether to conduct an abbreviated virtual meeting in place of the cancelled event.
Aug 21, 2020 - 08:00 am .- The U.S. bishops’ pro-life committee praised the Trump administration on Thursday after a new federal ethics advisory board recommended against federal funding of fetal tissue research.
Aug 14, 2020 - 06:40 pm .- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said Friday that a staff member who recently said she was "elated" by the selection of Senator Kamala Harris as Joe Biden’s presidential running mate was not speaking on behalf of the conference.
Aug 13, 2020 - 02:43 pm .- An official at the U.S. bishops’ conference said Thursday that the selection of Senator Kamala Harris as Joe Biden’s presidential running mate is good news that will offer policies favorable to marginalized people.
Aug 4, 2020 - 12:00 am .- Just days ahead of the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II, the president of the U.S. bishop’s conference mourned the loss of innocent lives in the attacks, lamented the long-term suffering caused by the bombs, and prayed for peace among nations.
Jul 29, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- Changes to federal fair housing rules undermine the government's responsibility to guide efforts to overcome the legacy of racial discrimination and economic segregation, U.S. bishops said Tuesday.
Jul 27, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- Last weekend, a group of 300 Catholics, including 30 bishops and the apostolic nuncio to the United States, kicked off a yearlong initiative by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops aimed on improving relations with young people. 
Jul 23, 2020 - 12:30 pm .- Leading U.S. bishops have released a joint statement on Wednesday, July 22, responding to the recent spate of vandalism against Catholic churches across the United States.
Jul 21, 2020 - 02:01 pm .- The US Conference of Catholic Bishops said Tuesday that July 24 “is a Day of Mourning” for Hagia Sophia. The former church and museum in Istanbul will that day be inaugurated as a mosque.
Jul 10, 2020 - 10:35 pm .- The U.S. bishops on Friday defended the use of the federal Paycheck Protection Program by Catholic parishes, hospitals, schools, dioceses, and social service agencies.
Jun 25, 2020 - 10:00 am .- Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City, Bishop Mario Dorsonville, auxiliary bishop of Washington, and Bishop Shelton Fabre of Houma-Thibodaux sent a joint letter to members of Congress on Wednesday “in the wake of the terrible and unjust killing of George Floyd, Rayshard Brooks, and so many more.”
Jun 23, 2020 - 01:50 pm .- The Vatican has written to the president of the U.S. bishops’ conference, to remind dioceses that filing for bankruptcy could require the consent of the Holy See.

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