In November 2012, Sister Mary Ann Walsh introduced as part of her U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops media relations duties a blog post format that amounted to a tip sheet of five relevant news items and tidbits. This week, in the wake...Show More Summary
Sister Mary Ann Walsh, a nun and journalist who helped shape and influence the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops as its media relations director, died April 28 at a hospice in Albany, N.Y. She was 68. Read full article >>
NEW YORK (RNS) Sister Mary Ann Walsh, a quiet nun with a keen wit who led a very public life as a journalist and a longtime spokeswoman for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, died on Tuesday (April 28) after a tough battle with...Show More Summary
Books help children learn about faith-based action Two new books with the goal of helping children connect with the idea of faith-based action have been developed by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. “Green Street Park” and “Drop by Drop” are new entries from the USCCB’s Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development and published […]
The pro-abortion American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is suing the Obama administration for documents it says will show that the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is restricting access to abortions for unaccompanied immigrant children. Show More Summary
ThinkProgress reports that the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is demanding, in the name of religious freedom, the right to keep underage migrants who have been raped from accessing medical care to prevent them from becoming pregnant. Show More Summary
Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, gave Catholic social ministry leaders these words of advice before they went to Capitol Hill to meet with lawmakers: “Be courageous, be compassionate, be civil, stay calm. Do not fear. Go forth.” The archbishop in his homily at the Feb. […]
In a statement on Thursday, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) said it “welcomes” President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty action. Bishop Eusebio Elizondo, auxiliary bishop of Seattle and chairman of the bishops’...Show More Summary
The nation’s Catholic bishops are so upset about taxpayer funding of abortions in Obamacare they are urging a shutdown of the federal government so the issue can be addressed. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has issued a letter to members of Congress advocating adding language to the “must-pass funding legislation” such as the […]
In a statement last Friday in the New York Times, the top aide on immigration for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) said that executive amnesty is President Barack Obama’s “last chance to make good on his promise...Show More Summary
The Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Kenyan Health Ministry are locked in a heated battle over the safety of a tetanus vaccine that's being administered to women in the country. Although the government, UNICEF and the World...Show More Summary
Some potentially disturbing news out of Kenya: A statement signed by the 27 bishops of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops alleges that the World Health Organization and UNICEF are injecting Kenyan women with a tetanus vaccine that has been laced with a hormone that causes miscarriages and renders some women sterile. The bishops make […]
Since 1972, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has declared the first Sunday of October as the start of Respect Life Month,...
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is funneling $4 million over the next two years to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Office of Refugee Resettlement to provide legal representation for 2,600 unaccompanied illegal minors. Show More Summary
This message might not fit the media’s agenda, but it does come from the media-loved Pope Francis: “Each of Us is a Masterpiece of God’s Creation.” Sponsored by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), “Respect Life Month” begins Oct. 5 with the Pope Francis-inspired theme, “Each of Us is a Masterpiece of God’s Creation.” To observe the […]
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has distributed over 1,200 Spanish language Bibles to illegal immigrant children and adults who are being detained by U.S. Border Patrol near Nogales, Arizona.
Pope Francis will make his first visit to the U.S. as pontiff next year, attending a conference in Philadelphia aimed at strengthening families, according to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Nancy Pelosi called for Americans to deal with Central American children seeking refuge from the violence of their countries as a humanitarian crisis, citing the Conference of Catholics Bishops' characterization of the infant Jesus's...Show More Summary
Bishops sued as they lobby for peace amidst coastal violence. Kenya has its own religious discrimination case: A Muslim restaurateur sued the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops, claiming religious discrimination after the bishops allegedly...Show More Summary
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, […]