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‘We want to be Barnabas’

NEW ORLEANS — At the June 11 opening Mass of the U.S. bishops’ spring meeting in New Orleans, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said the church leaders who had gathered for two and a half days of meetings “want to be Barnabas.” By that, Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, […]

Defending marriage tops agenda on first day of US Bishops spring meeting

by John-Henry Westen NEW ORLEANS, LA, June 11, 2014 ( – Much of the opening day of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops 2014 Spring General Assembly on Wednesday was devoted to the defense and promotion of marriage. Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco, chairman of the USCCB…

UK bishops’ draft doc advises Catholics on helping people through gender reassignment

by John-Henry Westen LONDON, June 11, 2014 ( - Pro-life campaigners have drawn attention to a draft document produced by the Catholic BishopsConference of England and Wales that appears to advise Catholics to assist ‘transgender’ people through the process of ‘gender reassignment.’…

US Bishops Urge Obama, Congress to Protect Illegal Immigrant Children Crossing Border

The chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Migration has called upon the Obama administration and Congress to protect illegal immigrant children who are crossing the border from Mexico into the United States unaccompanied by parents. Show More Summary

Pro-Life Conference in Nigeria Tells the World: Africa Opposes Abortion

An International pro-life conference organised by the  Catholic BishopsConference of Nigeria commenced this morning Thursday June 5th with a pro-life march led by the 10 Bishops who attended the conference. The conference venue is the National Christian (Ecumenical) Centre in Abuja and the theme of International conference is ‘Witnessing to the dignity of every […]

Brazilian Bishops Issue “Yellow Card” Against World Cup Plans

An organization of Brazilian catholic bishops gave a “yellow card” to the preparations for the World Cup that will begin on June 12th.According to a pamphlet issued by the National Conference of Brazilian Bishops (known by the Portuguese...Show More Summary

Irish BishopsConference voter guide ignores life, marriage, and euthanasia

by Hilary White DUBLIN, May 19, 2014 ( – Pro-life advocates in Ireland have denounced a statement for voters by the Irish Catholic BishopsConference as “insipid” and out of touch with reality for omitting any mention of the country’s pressing moral issues on the family…

U.S. Bishops Admit Growing Concerns About Common Core Effects On Mission of Catholic Schools

The Secretariat of Catholic Education for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has acknowledged the many concerns that have been expressed about the effects of the Common Core standards on Catholic schools throughout the country. Show More Summary

Catholic Cardinal Says Obamacare Regulation “Violates God’s Law”

I believe this is what is called “speaking truth to power.”   Cardinal Sean O’Malley, the archbishop of Boston and chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, said on Tuesday that the regulation...Show More Summary

Italian Catholic Bishop: More Dialogue Needed Around Homosexuality

The head of the Italian bishops conference tells a Florence newspaper that the Catholic Church must listen to all arguments around homosexuality. Featured Image: read more

U.S. bishops promote 2nd annual March for Marriage

by Dustin Siggins WASHINGTON, D.C., April 9, 2014 ( -- The annual March for Marriage in Washington, DC has a prominent new backer: the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). In a letter sent on April 7, Bishop Richard Malone of Buffalo and Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco…

Sex Abuse Scandals Cost US Catholic Church Nearly $3 Billion Over 8 Years

Sexual abuse scandals have cost the U.S. Catholic Church nearly $3 billion over an eight year period; and according to a report released by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops last month, the scourge has not gone away.

UK bishops assure Catholic MPs they won’t be denied Communion for backing same-sex ‘marriage’

by Hilary White LONDON, April 2, 2014 ( – The Catholic BishopsConference of England and Wales assured Catholic Members of Parliament this week were that there are “no plans” to refuse them Holy Communion after they voted to support the “gay marriage” legislation…

Kenyan bishops fear tetanus vaccine campaign is aimed to sterilize women

by Thaddeus Baklinski NAIROBI, Kenya, April 1, 2014 ( – The Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops is demanding answers about a national tetanus vaccine campaign that they say is suspiciously like campaigns run in other countries where a birth control agent was covertly mixed in. Run by the World Health…

US Conference of Catholic Bishops to Hold Mass on US-Mexico Border to Pray for Immigration Reform

A group from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee will walk along the Arizona-Mexico border Tuesday to remember the deaths of migrants in the U.S. desert and to pray for immigration reform.

Catholic Bishops Push for Amnesty, Urge Dept. of Homeland Security to Ease Deportations

Even though assertions that President Barack Obama is the "deporter in chief" are being debunked by multiple reports, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is pushing the Department of Homeland Security to ease deportations...Show More Summary

Morning Plum: Pressure mounts on Obama over deportations

This week, the moral case for immigration reform made by evangelical and other religious groups is likely to draw national attention. That’s because key figures from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops are set to tour the border in Nopales, Arizona, and hold mass for those who have died crossing the border — highlighting Congress’ […]

Rev. Martin Luther King’s Position on Family Planning.

In response to this week’s story on contraceptive use and the positions of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, a subscriber commented, “To write anti-Catholic bigotry like this, do you still have to formally join the Ku Klux Klan, or do you just get an automatic honorary membership once the column is published?” You can [...]

Nigerian bishops defend same-sex ‘marriage’ ban after critics claim it’s out of touch with Pope

by Thaddeus Baklinski ABUJA, Nigeria, March 25, 2014 ( – The president of the Nigerian Catholic BishopsConference has made a strong defense of the bishops’ support for a bill banning same-sex “marriage” against critics who allege the bishops’ position is out of touch…

In Healthcare Suit Against Catholic Bishops, the Specter of an Early Defeat

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By Nina Martin, ProPublica The ACLU’s case against the U.S. Bishops Conference – heralded by some as a bold legal stroke – could be thwarted on procedural grounds.

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