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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.
Jun 22, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami has been appointed as the acting chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee for Religious Liberty, following the death of Bishop George Murry, S.J., of Youngstown.
Jun 18, 2020 - 10:55 am .- The U.S. Catholic bishops’ conference (USCCB) praised the Supreme Court on Thursday for a decision that keeps the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program intact — for now.
Jun 15, 2020 - 05:43 pm .- The president of the U.S. bishops’ conference on Monday lamented the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in a case that considered whether federal civil rights law considers sexual identity and gender identity to be covered by laws prohibiting employment discrimination based upon sex.
Jun 11, 2020 - 06:01 pm .- The president of the United States’ Conference of Catholic Bishops has appointed four new members of the National Review Board, a lay advisory body to the bishops on the protection of minors.
Jun 4, 2020 - 04:27 pm .- In a brief filed with the Supreme Court, the U.S. bishops argued that a Catholic agency should not be banned from participation in the Philadelphia foster care system due to its beliefs on marriage.
Jun 3, 2020 - 02:53 pm .- Pope Francis called the president of the U.S. bishops’ conference on Wednesday to convey his prayers and solidarity for Americans during the period of national unrest that began with the death of George Floyd, a black man who was killed May 25 during an arrest by Minneapolis police.
Jun 1, 2020 - 11:35 am .- The leader of the country’s largest Catholic diocese and the president of the U.S. bishops’ conference addressed the weekend’s violence and civil unrest, both in his Pentecost homily and in a statement released by the USCCB. 
May 5, 2020 - 04:41 pm .- The U.S. bishops’ conference has responded to charges that it might have knowingly facilitated illegal campaigning by the White House and the campaign of President Donald Trump when it notified Catholic leaders of an impending phone call with the president.
May 5, 2020 - 04:14 pm .- With pornographic website traffic spiking while countries remain on lockdown, the bishops of the United States are urging the Justice Department to protect victims of human trafficking and exploitation by enforcing obscenity laws and prosecuting producers of violent pornography.
May 4, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- The bishops of the United States are calling for an examination of why the COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted African-American communities. 
Apr 30, 2020 - 02:23 pm .- The bishops of the U.S. and Canada are set to consecrate their countries to Mary on Friday. Here's what it means, and why it matters.
Apr 29, 2020 - 02:22 pm .- The White House has consulted four Catholic bishops who have reinstituted public Masses as the Trump administration considers issuing guidelines on the safe reopening of churches and religious services during the coronavirus pandemic.

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