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The Catholic Church’s opposition to the death penalty stems from its view on the sacredness of human life and the value of mercy, said U.S. bishops in a roundtable discussion about capital … more
The chairmen of three U.S. bishops’ committees have urged the U.S. Supreme Court not to redefine “sex” in civil rights law, arguing this would change the definition of “a … more
The U.S. bishops are scheduled to elect the next president and vice president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops at their upcoming fall general assembly taking place Nov. 11-13 in … more
King David first sang of striving for almost-good-enough before letting his aspirations soar toward perfection. That evolution is one of many subtle nuances to be restored in the latest … more
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The U.S. bishops approved a revised national directory on formation and ministry for permanent deacons June 12, the second day of their June 11-13 spring general assembly in Baltimore. The vote … more
CLICK HERE to read the full annual report on compliance with the “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People” of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. The 16th annual … more
Five U.S. bishops, chairmen of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ committees or subcommittees, said May 17 they were “gravely disappointed” with the U.S. House of Representatives … more
Catholic immigration advocates raised concerns about a proposal from President Donald Trump that would reshape U.S. immigration policy to incorporate a “merit-based” system that … more
The clerical abuse crisis and the “crisis of credibility” it created for the U.S. bishops have led to serious divisions within the U.S. Church and to a temptation to look for … more
CLICK HERE to see a related video from Catholic News Service. Several bishops who are planning to join a weeklong U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops retreat to start the New Year are trusting … more
CLICK HERE TO READ THE DOCUMENT.  Bishop W. Shawn McKnight couldn’t forget the opening remarks to Bishop Joseph N. Perry’s keynote address at the 2018 Missouri Catholic Conference … more
Catholic News Service Laypeople need to help the U.S. bishops get out from under the clerical sex abuse scandal that is plaguing the Church, said Bishop W. Shawn McKnight to Catholics of the … more
Click here for a PDF version for printing Bishop McKnight issued the following statement on Nov. 16, 2018: The November General Assembly of Bishops in Baltimore was a difficult but … more
The Roman Catholic bishops of Missouri on Nov. 12 released the following letter and statement, dated Oct. 6, 2018, to Bishop Timothy L. Doherty of Lafayette, Indiana, chairman for the U.S. Catholic … more
At the urging of the Vatican, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) refrained from voting on two proposals they were to discuss at their Baltimore meeting regarding their response to the … more
  Click here to read the National Review Board’s full statement. More committees are not the answer to stop the abuse of children and vulnerable adults by clergy, said an Aug. 28 … more
In less than 48 hours, a group of Catholic bishops saw the faces of triumph and relief from migrants who had been recently released by immigration authorities, but ended their two-day journey to … more
The bishops of the Catholic Church in the United States have for weeks expressed outrage and condemned the government’s recent practice of separating children from a parent or a family … more
Changes in language to clarify several sections of the “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People” were approved during the spring general assembly of the U.S. … more
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