When Junipero Serra is canonized on Sept. 23, he will become the 11th person declared a saint for their work in what became the modern United States, according to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. St. Frances Xavier Cabrini 1850-1917 The youngest daughter of a cherry farmer from a village...
The conflict of interest inherent in the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' immigration encouragement is starting to reveal itself.
America’s Catholic bishops called the Supreme Court’s decision legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide Friday a “tragic error” shortly after the news broke reports The Washington Times. Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, president of the U.S. Conference of… The post U.S. Conference Of Catholic Bishops Denounces Same-Sex Marriage Ruling As ‘Tragic Error’ appeared first on Towleroad.
First Amendment protections for worship and clergy are clear. Some groups, such as the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, also want protections for individual business owners who consider it immoral to provide benefits for the same-sex...Show More Summary
The late Dorothy Day, a champion of the poor and dispossessed, is being considered for canonization by the Catholic Church, with the strong endorsement of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the archbishop...Show More Summary
In the past few decades, politically conservative American Catholics and their allies in the Republican Party got used to having the public voice of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops serving as a politically useful one that prioritized opposition to legal abortion and LGBT equality. Show More Summary
Archbishop of Louisville, Ky. Joseph Kurtz, president, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, right, and Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, brief the news media on “Laudato Si”, Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment, in Washington, June 18. Show More Summary
Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, respond to the much-anticipated encyclical on the environment released by Pope Francis. Watch live video below:...
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 […]