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Meeting of Catholic Pope, Russian Patriarch ‘Significant Development’

The upcoming historic meeting between Pope Francis and head of the Russian Orthodox Church Kirill is a major step in the relationship of the two churches, US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) spokesperson Don Clemmer told Sputn...

Banning Muslims Rhetoric Stems From 'Hatred and Suspicion,' US Catholic Bishops Declare

Calls to ban Muslims from America stem from "hatred and suspicion," the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said.

Eleven Things that Caught My Eye Today (Dec. 7, 2015)

1. An ecumenical plea to John Kerry: Pope Francis has called ISIS’ crimes against Christians by their proper name: “genocide.” The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and Christian leaders in the Middle East have done so as well. WeShow More Summary

Bishops Warn Catholic Voters Not To Support Pro-Equality Candidates, Label Same-Sex Marriage “Intrinsic Evil”

3 months agoLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

The United State Conference of Catholic Bishops is coming together this week to rewrite the Catholic Church's voters' guide, and they are using the opportunity to take a stand against LGBT people and same-sex marriage.

Msgr. Jenkins filled with gratitude as he ends term as USCCB general secretary

BALTIMORE — Msgr. Ronny Jenkins, the outgoing general secretary of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, looked out at the 240 bishops gathered in Baltimore, a deep feeling of gratitude in his heart. His years with the conference, the last five as general secretary, were enriching and rewarding, he told the bishops Nov. 17 during their […]

US Bishops president vows to fight for religious liberty

Religious liberty was a recurrent theme at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Fall General Assembly.

American Catholic Bishops Vow to Welcome Refugees Despite Republicans' Warnings

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has vowed church outreach programs to refugees will continue operating despite politicians calling for America's borders to be closed off.

Canada’s bishops add voice to pro-life movement’s call for gvmt to use Charter clause to stop euthanasia

In a letter to new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops urges him to invoke the Charter's notwithstanding clause.

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops: Bring Us More Jihadis

And don't you dare cross the "red line" of criticizing a bishop.

10 who became saints for their work in the U.S.

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...

Robbing the Churches of Mexico

The conflict of interest inherent in the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' immigration encouragement is starting to reveal itself.

U.S. Conference Of Catholic Bishops Denounces Same-Sex Marriage Ruling As ‘Tragic Error’

7 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

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.

Religious liberty is rallying cry after gay marriage ruling

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

How The Closure Of One Historic NYC Church Is Reviving The Spirit Of Catholic Activist Dorothy Day

7 months agoNews : Huffington Post

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

Right Wing Steamed Over Pope's Climate Change Encyclical

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

U.S. Catholics Ready to Execute Pope’s ‘Marching Orders’ on Climate Change (Video)

8 months agoNews : Truthdig

    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

Watch live: US bishops respond to Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment

8 months agoNews : The Raw Story

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:...

Colleagues Mourn the Passing of a Catholic Journalism and PR Virtuoso

9 months agoArts / Graphic Design : UnBeige

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, nun and journalist, dies at 68

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 >>

Sister Mary Ann Walsh Dead: Longtime Catholic Bishops' Spokeswoman Dies At 67

9 months agoNews : Huffington Post

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

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