Bishops

April 18, 2012

Bishops Appeal Court Ruling, Attempt to Restore Government Contracts for Trafficking Program

Archbishops Gomez and Lori warn that other faith-based programs will be affected by the ruling.

April 16, 2012

Easter Illumination

April 22 issue editorial: the Pope's and bishops' inspiring Easter reflections.

April 12, 2012

Excerpts From 'Our First, Most Cherished Liberty'

New USCCB statement on religious liberty: 'What is at stake is whether America will continue to have a free ... society — or whether the state alone will determine who gets to contribute to the common good.'

April 12, 2012

Bishops Issue Statement on Religious Liberty

'An unjust law cannot be obeyed,' they state, in face of growing threats to freedom.

April 10, 2012

Xavier University Cancels Contraception Coverage

Standing up for Church teaching, Jesuit college president stirs up some opposition among faculty, while many others in the Catholic community applaud the decision.

April 3, 2012

‘What If the Sexual Revolution Didn’t Make Women Happy?’ Mary Eberstadt Asks in New Book

As supporters of HHS contraceptive mandate ask, 'Where are the women?' author marshals a half century of social research to vindicate 'Humanae Vitae.'

March 20, 2012

Pope Benedict Appoints 3 New U.S. Bishops

Baltimore, Rockford and Tallahassee-Pensacola have new bishops.

March 15, 2012

10th Group of U.S. Bishops to Go to Rome Are Encouraged in Evangelization

Bishops must strengthen their unity in order to work for the New Evangelization, San Antonio Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller said March 15.

March 11, 2012

Religious Liberty, Blood Transfusions, Cigarettes and Contraception

Church Fights Epic Battle With the Culture

March 9, 2012

Obama's Political Calculation (and NEW VIDEO on HHS Mandate)

March 8, 2012

Dubuque's Bishop Hanus Reminds His Fellow Bishops to Imitate St. Peter

Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska and Kansas bishops are in Rome for their ad limina apostolurum (to the threshold of the apostles) visit.

March 6, 2012

Archbishop John Nienstedt Talks About Crosses and Mother Mary With His Brother Bishops

Ad limina visit under way for the bishops of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota in Rome.

March 2, 2012

Cardinal Dolan Issues Letter Hinting at Legal Challenge

NEWS ANALYSIS: Church recalibrates after negotiations with White House stall and Blunt Amendment is defeated in the Senate.

March 2, 2012

How Catholics Voted on the Blunt Amendment

More on the March 1 vote.

March 2, 2012

State-Level Contraceptive Mandates Call for National Solution

Even if the HHS requirement disappeared, local problems would persist for bishops, faithful Catholics.

March 1, 2012

Archbishop Nienstedt Fights the Attempt to Redefine Marriage in Minnesota

The archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis discusses the true importance of God’s plan as a vote on the nature of marriage comes to a vote in November.

February 29, 2012

'We Are Crossing the Rubicon': House Tackles HHS Mandate Threat

Bishop Lori, legal and policy experts raise concerns; a representative of the Institute of Medicine defends the federal rule.

February 25, 2012

Cardinal Dolan on the Record

Saturday Book Pick: John Allen probes a new cardinal on his 'affirmative orthodoxy.'

February 13, 2012

Bishops Reject Obama's 'Accommodation'

'We are dismayed that he does not understand the root issues which are involved here,' says one bishop.

February 10, 2012

Obama to Kids: Get the old kid to buy your beer

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