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Apr 3, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- The coronavirus pandemic does not justify abandoning medical ethics, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops told medical professionals in an urgent warning issued on Friday.
Mar 27, 2020 - 05:23 pm .- The chair of the U.S. bishops’ committee on liturgy wrote to U.S. bishops Friday, to clarify issues related to the sacraments of penance and anointing of the sick which have arisen during the Church’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Mar 16, 2020 - 10:33 am .- A national third-party reporting system for allegations of abuse, neglect, or misconduct against bishops in the US has launched.
Mar 13, 2020 - 11:30 am .- Catholic bishops in the United States offered prayers and encouragement as Congress considers a relief package for the Coronavirus.
Mar 6, 2020 - 04:05 pm .- Months of papal meetings with American prelates appear to have proved a quiet, but noteworthy, triumph of pastoral diplomacy at a crucial moment.
Feb 18, 2020 - 02:41 pm .- American bishops and leaders of Catholic aid agencies have praised Vatican and U.S. responses to the coronavirus outbreak, and encouraged the faithful to stay informed about the disease.
Feb 14, 2020 - 05:00 pm .- The bishops of the United States released a statement on Friday, calling for the United States and other nuclear powers to dismantle their arsenals and praising Pope Francis for drawing the world’s attention to nuclear weapons.
Feb 10, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops will once again observe National Marriage Week as part of the celebration of World Marriage Day.
Jan 31, 2020 - 11:00 am .- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has announced the new chair of the National Review Board, a lay advisory body to the bishops on the protection of children and youth.
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.