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Jan 22, 2020 - 03:06 pm .- While lamenting the anniversaries of the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decisions that mandate legal abortion nationwide, the U.S. bishops announced the launch of a project that aims to mobilize Catholic parishes to help pregnant women in need.
Jan 21, 2020 - 02:01 pm .- A federal judge’s ruling has halted President Donald Trump’s executive order that allows states and localities to refuse permission for refugee resettlement. The ruling drew praise from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, which stressed the need to help refugees to safety and to maintain a uniform refugee policy.
Jan 20, 2020 - 12:30 pm .- The U.S. bishops’ conference and the bishops of Florida are calling for a Florida death row inmate to be given a new trial, in light of evidence the bishops say suggests the inmate is actually innocent.
Jan 10, 2020 - 07:43 am .- The final result of 130 votes in favor from diocesan and eparchial bishops was the minimum number of votes required to pass.
Jan 8, 2020 - 02:30 pm .- Archbishop Jose Gomez, president of the USCCB, has urged Catholics to pray for peace amid rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran.
Dec 23, 2019 - 03:00 pm .- The U.S. bishops have welcomed changes to the way abortion coverage is billed in some federally-funded health plan exchanges, saying the changes will allow Americans to choose health care plans consistent with their views.
Dec 13, 2019 - 04:00 pm .- The U.S. bishops’ conference on Friday condemned the antisemitic shooting at a kosher market in Jersey City earlier this week, reiterating the Church’s absolute condemnation of antisemitism.
Dec 13, 2019 - 09:56 am .- American bishops from the Midwest met with Pope Francis this week with questions about the outcome of the Vatican’s investigation of Theodore McCarrick.
Dec 9, 2019 - 04:10 pm .- Americans largely disapprove of the way the U.S. bishops have handled the sex abuse scandal in the U.S. Catholic Church, a new survey has found. A majority said their trust in the leadership of the Church has been damaged by the abuse crisis.
Nov 21, 2019 - 11:39 am .- Following his election as president of the US bishops' conference, Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles has noted that what is of importance is not his own vision for the Church, but that of Christ.
Nov 14, 2019 - 05:45 pm .- On Tuesday, 69 U.S. bishops voted against the inclusion of a paragraph in a letter they plan to soon publish. Within hours, a conservative social media figure said those bishops “are not Catholic,” and ignited an online firestorm. Here’s how that happened.
Nov 12, 2019 - 04:32 pm .- The U.S. Catholic bishops’ conference on Tuesday passed several action items, including an update of seminary formation and an effort to catalyze the evangelization of Hispanic Catholics in the U.S.
Nov 12, 2019 - 01:20 pm .- The U.S. Catholic bishops approved a letter to supplement their voting document on Tuesday—but not without controversy during debate on the “preeminent priority” of abortion.
Nov 12, 2019 - 09:50 am .- Members of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) elected six new chairmen on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at their Fall General Assembly in Baltimore. The Board of Directors for Catholic Relief Services was also elected.
Nov 12, 2019 - 07:25 am .- Born in Mexico and ordained a priest in Spain, Gomez is the first Latino to lead the bishops’ conference. He is also the first immigrant to head the conference.
Nov 11, 2019 - 03:41 pm .- The results of the Vatican’s investigation of Theodore McCarrick should be published by early 2020, Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston told U.S. bishops on Monday.
Nov 11, 2019 - 03:28 pm .- Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas announced Monday at the US Conference of Catholic Bishops’ fall meeting an initiative meant to help parishes assist pregnant women in need at the local level.
Nov 10, 2019 - 04:46 pm .- The U.S. bishops’ conference fall meeting is unlikely to offer any surprises to Church observers watching the assembly. In fact, while the meeting will begin Monday, its only real surprise came weeks ago, when the list of candidates for the conference presidency and vice presidency was published.
Nov 4, 2019 - 04:25 pm .- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has canceled their invitation for Bishop Michael Bransfield, former head of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, to attend their upcoming annual fall meeting due to allegations of sexual abuse and financial misconduct.
Nov 2, 2019 - 04:00 am .- The disrespectful treatment of aborted babies’ human remains by abortion doctors, demands federal action, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has said in the wake of news reports about abortion doctors’ “disturbing” practices.