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Indiana Bishop Timothy Doherty, chairman of the committee for the Protection of Children and Young People, listens while Galveston-Houston Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, President of the USCCB General Assembly, speaks during a press conference at the annual US Conference of Catholic Bishops November 12, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Brendan …

Pope Francis Reins in U.S. Bishops’ Measures Against Sex Abuse

Pope Francis has temporarily suspended efforts by the United States bishops to address the issue of clerical sex abuse, ordering them to wait until he can meet with them in February together with the presidents of other national bishops’ conferences from around the world.

A pregnant Albanian woman lies on a bed while doctor looks at the foetus on a monitor as he carries out a sonogram on April 20, 2015 in Tirana. Selective abortions remain a common practise in Albania and several Balkan countries, where an imbalance between boys and girls at birth …

U.S. Bishops Push Congress to Pass ‘Conscience Protection Act’

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is urging Catholics to press U.S. legislators to pass the Conscience Protection Act, which would ensure that health care personnel and others could not be coerced into participating in actions such as abortion that violate their moral conscience.

LOUISVILLE, KY - OCTOBER 31: Supporter James Hughes of Louisville, Ky. holds a sign calling for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act during a rally for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) at Brandeis Machinery & Supply Company on October 31, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky. With less than a …

U.S. Bishops Urge Congress to Replace Obamacare

The U.S. Bishops have written to all members of Congress “urging members of the House and Senate to provide a replacement plan” to the Affordable Care Act.

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Catholic Bishop Encourages Donald Trump: Welcome Immigrants Without Sacrificing Security

In his statement, USCCB Migration Chairman Bishop Eusebio Elizondo offered Trump his support “for all efforts to work together to promote the common good, especially those to protect the most vulnerable among us.” At the same time, Elizondo offered “a special word to migrant and refugee families living in the United States: be assured of our solidarity and continued accompaniment as you work for a better life.”

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 20: Sitting between Cardinal Timothy Dolan and his wife Melania Trump, Donald Trump attends the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria on October 20, 2016 in New York City.The white-tie dinner, which benefits Catholic charities and celebrates former Governor of …

How Catholics Helped Propel Donald Trump Into the White House

In Tuesday’s Presidential elections, Catholics voted for Donald Trump by a greater margin than for any other Republican candidate in the five elections of the new millennium, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center.

President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Joseph Edward Kurtz, Supreme Knight of Knights of Culumbus Carl Anderson and Cardinal Marc Ouellet attend a conference on the canonization of Junipero Serra in light of 'Ecclesia in America' on May 2, 2015 at the Pontifical North American College in …

SCOTUS Immigration Ruling a ‘Huge Disappointment’ Say U.S. Catholic Bishops

In a strongly worded statement, the chairman of the Committee on Migration of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has denounced Thursday’s Supreme Court decision that blocked the Obama administration’s executive action to shield more than 4 million illegal immigrants from deportation, calling it a “huge disappointment.”

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Catholic Schools Join Protest Against Common Core

The plummeting popularity of the Common Core standards has extended to Catholic schools in the United States—about half of which were signed onto the nationalized standards by their bishops despite a push back from many Catholic educators and theologians.

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Head of Catholic Bishops Urges Welcome For Syrian Refugees

Syrian refugees should be accepted, in part, because they are fleeing “terror,” says a new statement from the head of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Migration.