U.s. Conference Of Catholic Bishops

August 7, 2013

Rising Number of Aging Permanent Deacons Poses Challenge for Bishops

U.S. Catholic bishops buoyed by the statistics express concern over the number of deacons close to retirement.

August 5, 2013

Hunger Strike Protests Solitary Confinement in California Prisons

California’s Catholic bishops have requested that state leaders investigate the alleged overuse of such detentions by prison officials.

July 9, 2013

U.S. Bishops: Concerns Remain Over Final Contraception Mandate

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York explains in a July 3 statement that, based on a preliminary analysis of the mandate, there’s no reason for the Church to stop fighting for religious freedom.

June 18, 2013

New Evangelization Top Priority for Fargo’s New Bishop

Msgr. John Folda, the successor to now-Denver Archbishop Samuel Aquila, will be installed tomorrow.

June 6, 2013

The 2013 ‘Fortnight for Freedom’

Catholic Americans gear up for second annual event in support of religious liberty.

May 13, 2013

Abuse Report Finds Six Credible Allegations Against Clergy in 2012

The latest report on child protection in the U.S. Catholic Church found a total of six credible allegations of abuse of minors by diocesan clergy in 2012, with a 20% decrease in the numbers of new credible abuse allegations about incidents in the past 60 years.

March 12, 2013

Was 2012 the Year the Church Discovered Twitter?

Adopting the same online approach as Benedict XVI’s lead, many American bishops have established a strong Internet presence.

March 4, 2013

White House: Prop. 8 Based on ‘Impermissible Prejudice’

Supreme Court will hear oral arguments later this month, and the U.S. bishops have asked Catholics to pray and fast for an outcome that protects traditional marriage.

March 1, 2013

As Sequester Looms, Catholics Consider the Best Response

The U.S. bishops direct attention on the need to preserve the social safety net, but others suggest additional options merit consideration.

February 11, 2013

Cardinal Dolan: Benedict's Papacy Highlighted His Pastoral, Scholarly, Holy Life

President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops reflects on Holy Father's 'tender heart of a pastor' that prompted him to encourage and meet his flock around the world.

February 7, 2013

Catholics and the Question of Gun Ownership

With no definitive Church teaching on the matter, believers fall on both sides of the issue.

January 29, 2013

Pope Appoints New Leader for Portland Archdiocese

Bishop Alexander Sample of Marquette, Mich., will shepherd the Oregon archdiocese, which is the second oldest in the United States.

January 23, 2013

Obama’s ‘Gay Rights’ Agenda on Collision Course With Religious Liberty

His inaugural address equated same-sex ‘marriage’ with civil rights for black Americans and pledged to advance ‘gay rights’ in 2013, raising serious religious-liberty concerns.

December 11, 2012

Supreme Court Set to Hear Prop. 8 and DOMA Cases

Both sides in the struggle over the legal definition of marriage are enthusiastic about their courtroom prospects, but the high court could steer clear of passing definitive judgment on the issue.

December 10, 2012

U.S. Bishops Recommend '10 Prayers for the Year of Faith'

Catholic prayers, old and new, are offered by the USCCB.

November 15, 2012

U.S. Bishops: Homilies Should Invite Catholics to Conversion

Every homily should center on Jesus, they stress in a new document on preaching.

November 14, 2012

Election Reflects Need to Better Present Marriage Beliefs

Cardinal Dolan: 'Our role, our sacred responsibility is to defend marriage from anything — anything — that would dilute it from what nature intends and what the God of nature intends.'

November 13, 2012

Keeping Post-Election Hope Alive

COMMENTARY

November 12, 2012

Post-Election Game Plan for the HHS Mandate

Questions and answers with Richard Doerflinger of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities.

November 2, 2012

U.S. Bishops Warn of Refugee Crisis in Syria

Washington urges Syrian opposition groups to form an effective alternative to the Assad regime, as the U.S. bishops highlight the desperate plight of refugees fleeing the Syrian conflict.

Page 2 of 4 pages  < 1 2 3 4 >