Bishops

February 8, 2012

Federal Court Strikes Down California Marriage Law

Bishops denounce decision in high-profile case headed for the U.S. Supreme Court.

February 8, 2012

Christian and Religious Leaders Also Oppose HHS Mandate

Said a Lutheran leader: 'We would be in a very bad way without the Catholics standing up.'

February 7, 2012

160-Plus Bishops Speak Out Against HHS Mandate

More USCCB statements and USA Today editorial add to action alerts and letters from Catholic shepherds to counter administration's violation of Church beliefs and conscience rights. Updated from Feb. 6.

February 6, 2012

Pope Benedict Appoints New Salina, Kan., Bishop

Msgr. Edward John Weisenburger is presently the vicar general of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City.

February 2, 2012

More Bishops Visit St. Peter's Tomb

Archbishop Dennis Schnurr of Cincinnati: Bishops are 'instruments through which Christ is working.'

February 2, 2012

Cardinal-Designate Dolan and Fellow Priests on Pilgrimage Boost Holy Land Christians

The trip could have been canceled when the archbishop learned he was to become a cardinal, but New Yorker didn’t want to miss the chance for retreat and reflection.

February 1, 2012

Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua Dies at 88

The Philadelphia archbishop was instrumental in implementing the new Code of Canon Law, serving on the Pro-Life Activities Committee and in immigration services.

January 31, 2012

Southern Bishops Say They Return from Rome Energized for a Year of Faith

Pope Benedict expresses interest in EWTN during ad limina visits.

January 31, 2012

Rubio Introduces Bill to Protect Church Organizations Against Obama's Mandate

HHS contraceptive requirement, with narrow exemption, 'tells us a lot about the administration's overreach in all parts of our lives,' Florida senator says.

January 29, 2012

NEW VIDEO: Dolan Sharply Criticizes HHS Decision

January 26, 2012

Cardinal Wuerl Thinks Church Can Win Contraception Fight

January 26, 2012

How Bishop Bruskewitz Built Up the Church on the Plains

The longtime shepherd reflects on his 20 years as bishop of Lincoln, Nebraska. He also recounts his friendship with John Paul II and the Church’s role in the culture.

January 23, 2012

Youth Lead March for Life 2012

Church leaders and politicians join young people at the Washington event calling for an overturn of Roe v. Wade. Speakers target HHS contraceptive mandate.

January 20, 2012

HHS Secretary Sebelius: Church Groups Must Provide Contraception

‘We have a year to figure out how to violate our conscience,’ says Cardinal-designate Dolan. All options on the table

January 19, 2012

Proposed New Jersey Law Seeks to Replace Civil Unions with Same-Sex 'Marriage'

Defections from traditional marriage supports increase chance for passage, but Gov. Christie promises to stand in the way.

January 17, 2012

Washington State Bishops Fight for Marriage and the Common Good

Their letter comes in response to legislation under consideration in the state that would grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

January 13, 2012

Bishops and Other Religious Leaders Warn Against Redefining Marriage

Letter urges support for 'the unique meaning of marriage and the precious gift of religious freedom.'

January 12, 2012

Is Bishop Slattery Privatizing Catholic Charities?

Tulsa Diocese’s parish-centered approach offers a model that draws the needs of the poor into the daily life of the faithful.

January 11, 2012

Supreme Court Unanimously Backs Hosanna Tabor Church, Decides in Favor of Religious Liberty

Constitutional scholars hail decision, a defeat for the Obama administration.

January 10, 2012

Irish Continue to Struggle Over Abuse Fallout as Nuncio Takes Up Post

Newly ordained U.S. Archbishop Brown heads to what one Irish writer describes as the 'most anti-Catholic country in Europe.'

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