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Nov 20, 2014, 20:44 ET

USCCB Migration Chairman Welcomes Obama Administration Announcement of Relief for Immigrant Families, USCCB President Cites Urgent Pastoral Need for a More Humane View of Immigrants

 Bishop Eusebio Elizondo, M.Sp.S., auxiliary bishop of Seattle and chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committee on...

May 01, 2014, 12:31 ET

Judge, Federal Prosecutor, Family Therapist Appointed to National Review Board

Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), has Named Judge Mary. K. Huffman of...

Jan 24, 2014, 18:27 ET

Archbishop Kurtz Welcomes Supreme Court Injunction for Little Sisters of the Poor Against HHS Mandate

Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) welcomed the move by the U.S....

Dec 31, 2013, 19:15 ET

Archbishop Kurtz Asks President Obama for Temporary Relief from Burdensome Fines Against Ministries of Service to the Poor, Sick and Vulnerable

Urges temporary relief from HHS mandate while courts decide Highlights other exemptions, extensions granted for economic, administrative...

Sep 10, 2013, 12:46 ET

Bishops' Administrative Committee Calls For Peace, Serious Negotiations, Humanitarian Assistance In Syria

Bishops join call of Pope Francis, Mideast bishops against military intervention Say proposals to secure and destroy Syria's chemical weapons...

Jul 08, 2013, 16:49 ET

HHS Final Rule Still Requires Action In Congress, By Courts, Says Cardinal Dolan

Rule still divides Church between houses of worship, ministries of service Questions remain for 'accommodated' employers, more analysis...

Jul 02, 2013, 14:00 ET

Catholic, Southern Baptist Religious Liberty Leaders Lead Open Letter Effort For Conscience Protection Given HHS Mandate

Archbishop Lori, Russell Moore, others urge expanded conscience protections Call for protection of religious freedom Open letter to all Americans...

Jul 01, 2013, 08:45 ET

Cardinal Dolan: Latest HHS Rule Being Studied, Time Extension Appreciated

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' 110-page ruling on its health care mandate requires time for analysis, said Cardinal...

Jun 26, 2013, 12:43 ET

Supreme Court Decisions On Marriage: 'Tragic Day For Marriage And Our Nation,' State U.S. Bishops

The U.S. Supreme Court decisions June 26 striking down part of the Defense of Marriage Act and refusing to rule on the merits of a challenge to...

May 21, 2013, 16:50 ET

Cardinal Dolan Pledges Prayer, Support For Archdiocese Of Oklahoma City

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, pledged prayers and support for the people of the...

May 21, 2013, 10:28 ET

Cardinal O'Malley: New Vermont Assisted Suicide Law Reveals Slippery Slope

Cardinal Seán O'Malley of Boston, chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, warned of an...

May 15, 2013, 12:32 ET

Cardinal O'Malley: Human Cloning Inconsistent With Human Dignity, Treats People As Products

USCCB Pro-Life Chair Responds to Cloning Breakthrough in Oregon Says Creating Embryos To Destroy Them Objectionable to Non-Catholics Too Notes...

Apr 19, 2013, 14:53 ET

Survey Shows Strong Catholic Support For Immigration Reform

 A large majority of Catholics support immigration reform legislation that provides a path to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented...

Apr 15, 2013, 19:08 ET

Cardinal Dolan Calls For Prayers For Victims Of Boston Marathon Bombings

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, issued the following statement after the bombings at the...

Mar 13, 2013, 16:44 ET

USCCB President Congratulates Newly Elected Pope

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), congratulates the newly elected pope, Cardinal...

Mar 05, 2013, 10:01 ET

Archbishop Lori Welcomes Introduction Of "Health Care Conscience Rights Act"

 On March 4, 2013, Rep. Diane Black (R-TN) and 50 other House members introduced H.R. 940, the Health Care Conscience Rights Act of 2013....

Feb 11, 2013, 09:19 ET

Papacy Of Pope Benedict XVI Highlighted His Pastoral, Scholarly, Holy Life, Says Cardinal Dolan

Sad he will resign but grateful for his eight years of selfless leadership Reached out to religiously threatened in Middle East, poor in Africa,...

Feb 07, 2013, 14:30 ET

HHS Proposal Falls Short In Meeting Church Concerns; Bishops Look Forward To Addressing Issues With Administration

Bishops look forward to finding acceptable solutions to shortcomings Concerned that first-rate charities still given second-class status Seek...

Feb 01, 2013, 11:53 ET

Bishops Welcome Opportunity To Study New HHS Regulations

 In response to today's release of revised regulations for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), Cardinal Timothy Dolan of...

Jan 28, 2013, 15:05 ET

USCCB Chair Calls Senate Immigration Framework Important First Step, Seeks Bipartisan Cooperation For Just, Humane Legislation

An important first step in process and tone, says Archbishop Gomez Promises bishops' support for system to protect human dignity, homeland...