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US Conference of Catholic Bishops Sends 1,200 Bibles to Illegal Immigrant Children

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 to visit U.S. next year; Philadelphia on itinerary

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.

Voyage of the Damned War on Drugs

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

Muslim Sues Kenya's Catholic Bishops for Discrimination

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

‘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…

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

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

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.

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 [...]

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.

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

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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...

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