News from u.s. conference of catholic bishops A wide array of domestic and global news stories; news topics include politics/government, business, technology, religion, sports/entertainment, science/nature, and health/lifestyle.

Latest

Nov 09, 2016, 10:54 ET Coming Together as Faithful Citizens for the Common Good

Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has issued the following statement...


Nov 14, 2015, 03:12 ET Bishops' Administrative Committee Voices Solidarity in Wake of Paris Attacks, Pledges Prayers for the Suffering, Support for Peace

The Administrative Committee of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) pledged prayers for those suffering from the November 13 terror...


Sep 15, 2015, 09:35 ET Catholic Church in U.S. 'Goes Mobile' with New App

Leadership of the Catholic Church in the United States has introduced its first mobile app: USA Catholic Church. Designed to draw millions of...


Sep 01, 2015, 08:07 ET Cardinal O'Malley Welcomes Pope's Year of Mercy Plan for Post-Abortion Healing

Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., archbishop of Boston and chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the U.S. Conference of Catholic...


Nov 20, 2014, 08:44 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 Migration, ...


Jan 24, 2014, 06:27 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, 07:15 ET Archbishop Kurtz Asks President Obama for Temporary Relief from Burdensome Fines Against Ministries of Service to the Poor, Sick and Vulnerable

Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), has asked President Obama to temporarily...


Sep 10, 2013, 12:46 ET Bishops' Administrative Committee Calls For Peace, Serious Negotiations, Humanitarian Assistance In Syria

The Administrative Committee of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) issued an urgent call for a political solution to the crisis in Syria....


Jul 02, 2013, 02:00 ET Catholic, Southern Baptist Religious Liberty Leaders Lead Open Letter Effort For Conscience Protection Given HHS Mandate

Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty, Russell ...


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 Timothy Dolan...


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, 04:50 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 15, 2013, 12:32 ET Cardinal O'Malley: Human Cloning Inconsistent With Human Dignity, Treats People As Products

Human cloning for any purpose is inconsistent with the moral responsibility to "treat each member of the human family as a unique gift of God, as a...


Apr 19, 2013, 02:53 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 immigrants...


Apr 15, 2013, 07:08 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, 04:44 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...


Feb 11, 2013, 09:19 ET Papacy Of Pope Benedict XVI Highlighted His Pastoral, Scholarly, Holy Life, Says Cardinal Dolan

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, issued this statement moments after learning of the...


Feb 07, 2013, 02:30 ET HHS Proposal Falls Short In Meeting Church Concerns; Bishops Look Forward To Addressing Issues With Administration

The Feb. 1 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services related to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care...


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 New York, ...


Jan 28, 2013, 03:05 ET USCCB Chair Calls Senate Immigration Framework Important First Step, Seeks Bipartisan Cooperation For Just, Humane Legislation

Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Migration, welcomed principles set forth...


Dec 21, 2012, 09:47 ET USCCB Committees Call for Action in Response to Newtown Tragedy

In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, the chairmen of three committees of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops...


Nov 11, 2012, 12:30 ET Report Finds Catholics Active In Social Media, Room To Grow For Church's Online Presence

Sixty-two percent of adult U.S. Catholics, representing an estimated 36.2 million people, have a profile on Facebook; 58 percent of Catholics age 30...


Sep 12, 2012, 01:13 ET Cardinal Dolan Says Events In Libya, Egypt Show Urgent Need For Respect For All Religions

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), reacted to the September 11 death of U.S....


Jun 28, 2012, 12:16 ET Bishops Renew Plea To Congress And Administration To Repair Affordable Care Act

Today the United States Supreme Court issued a decision upholding as a tax the provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that requires individuals...


Apr 12, 2012, 09:20 ET Bishops Issue Call to Action to Defend Religious Liberty

The U.S. bishops have issued a call to action to defend religious liberty and urged laity to work to protect the First Freedom of the Bill of Rights. ...