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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

2 years agoNews : Truthdig

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.

USCCB backs bill barring federal gvmt from circumventing state marriage laws

by Colin Kerr SAN FRANCISCO, CA, March 4, 2014 ( – The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has added its endorsement to Sen. Ted Cruz’s bill requiring the federal government to respect pro-marriage laws at the state level. “Marriage needs to be preserved and strengthened,…

U.S. bishops’ president asks for Ash Wednesday prayers for Ukraine

WASHINGTON (CNS) — U.S. Catholics stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine as their country struggles with political tensions, said a statement from the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Ky., said in the March 4 statement that the U.S. bishops, “together with tens of millions […]

Pass Immigration Reform This Year, Catholic and Evangelical Leaders Ask Congress

Leaders from the Evangelical Immigration Table and U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops joined in a letter to Congress asking for passage of a bill this year that fixes the immigration system.

Nigerian archbishop: Church will not compromise its moral teachings to placate Western elite

by Thaddeus Baklinski JOS, Nigeria, February 14, 2014 ( – The president of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria says the Catholic Church's position on sexual ethics and the defense of life cannot be compromised to placate Western governments, and said critics of Catholic moral teaching are…

Five Religious Faiths File 42-Page Brief Supporting Gay Marriage Bans in Utah and Oklahoma

2 years agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, National Association of Evangelicals, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention and Lutheran Church — Missouri Synod filed a 42-page amicus...

Catholic Church spokesman in Papua New Guinea welcomes population growth

by Thaddeus Baklinski PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea, February 4, 2014 ( – A spokesman for the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands said that an increase in population, far from being a "nightmare," could mean social and economic growth for the country. "[Papua…

Archbishop: I’m joining March for Life for my brother with Down syndrome

by John-Henry Westen Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, posted on his blog yesterday the reasons why he is planning to join the Washington DC March for Life this coming Wednesday, January 22. He said: "We march in memory of those lost to abortion. "We march for the voiceless…

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