U.s. Conference Of Catholic Bishops

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.

September 20, 2012

U.S. Bishops Launch Spanish Facebook Page

As the Catholic Hispanic community continues to grow, so does the need for faithful new media outlets.

September 11, 2012

Helen Alvare: 'Birth Control's Worst Enemy' 'Feminine Genius' Champion

Her new book challenges the ‘war on women’ rhetoric.

August 15, 2012

Paul Ryan’s Bishop Defends Him Amid Attacks on His Application of Church Teaching

Madison, Wis., Bishop Robert Morlino says he’s not endorsing Ryan, but upholds the candidate’s reputation as a serious Catholic committed to applying Church social doctrine.

July 13, 2012

Nuns on the Bus' Media Stunt Detracts From Bishops' Fortnight for Freedom

NEWS ANALYSIS

June 29, 2012

Religious Liberty Takes Center Stage

COMMENTARY

June 25, 2012

Supreme Court Issues Split Ruling on Arizona Immigration Law

The high court unanimously upholds the law’s ‘show me your papers’ requirement, but overturned other contested provisions, leading U.S. bishops to express cautious optimism.

June 13, 2012

The Catholic Church and the Global Crisis of Religious Liberty

Address to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops at their June meeting.

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