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Bishops see signs of resilience in ‘open-air prison’ of Gaza

Catholic News Service BETHLEHEM, West Bank — Despite the immense destruction still evident in Gaza following the war there last summer, the resilience of the...

Pope Francis tells Korean bishops to keep evangelization as primary mission

Catholic News Service SEOUL, South Korea — Pope Francis warned South Korea’s Catholic bishops not to let their country’s “prosperous, yet increasingly secularized and materialistic...

Bishops visiting Holy Land decry ‘man-made disaster’ in Gaza

Catholic News Service JERUSALEM — Bishops from North America, Europe and Africa called on international leaders to act immediately so people living in the Gaza...

Ukraine bishops urge prayers for peace in their nation

Catholic News Service OXFORD, England — Bishops from Ukraine's minority Latin-rite Catholic Church have called for prayers and fasting in an effort to end the...

Bishops reject latest HHS proposal on contraceptives mandate

WASHINGTON — Even with a new federal proposal that third-party administrators pay the costs of contraceptives for religious employers who object to the coverage,...

Bishops have last word on faith, Vatican panel says

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Theologians and bishops have complementary roles in furthering understanding of the Catholic faith, but the former must ultimately defer...

Bishops reject Obama compromise on health insurance mandate

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — In an move that appears unlikely to end the controversy over a federal mandate that all health insurance plans include...

Bishops to attend Rome meeting on preventing abuse

Catholic News Service ROME — Representatives of most of the world’s bishops' conferences and 30 religious orders will meet in Rome in early February to...

Belgian bishops pledge to pay damages to abuse victims

Catholic News Service OXFORD, England — Belgium's Catholic bishops have pledged a “culture of vigilance” against future sexual abuse by priests and said guilty clergy...

Nigerian bishops call for end to nation’s strike

LAGOS, Nigeria — The Catholic Bishops' Conference of Nigeria called on the Nigerian government and organized labor to negotiate a settlement to a crippling...

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