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Bishops grant religious liberty committee permanent standing

Catholic News Service INDIANAPOLIS — The U.S. bishops voted June 15 to make the Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty a permanent standing committee. The 132-53...

Trump’s decision to abandon Paris climate pact called troubling, harmful

President Donald Trump’s June 1 decision “not to honor the U.S. commitment” to the Paris climate agreement “is deeply troubling,” said the chairman of...

Bishop urges Tillerson to use diplomacy to resolve simmering Congo crisis

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace called on Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to undertake diplomatic...

U.S. bishops say Syria peace can only come through ‘dialogue, reconciliation’

  WASHINGTON — Officials of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops April 7 urged renewed peace efforts for Syria, echoing Pope Francis’ call for “dialogue...

U.S. bishops ask Catholics ‘to accompany’ migrants, refugees seeking better life

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — The U.S. bishops in a pastoral reflection released March 22 called all Catholics to do what each of them can...

U.S. bishops call for spirit of cooperation in revising health care...

WASHINGTON — Calling health care “a vital concern for nearly every person in the country,” the U.S. Catholic bishops said March 8 they will...

U.S. Catholic, Lutheran bishops mark 500th anniversary of Reformation

Catholic News Service CHICAGO — Catholic and Lutheran bishops gathered in Chicago March 2 for a prayer service commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation...

U.S. bishops have varied stances on offering sanctuary to immigrants facing...

WASHINGTON — The bishop of Sacramento, California, said Catholic churches in the diocese could offer sanctuary to immigrants facing deportation, while the archbishop of...

Bishops visiting Holy Land say Christians must oppose Israeli settlements

JERUSALEM — Christians have a responsibility to oppose the construction of Israeli settlements in Palestinian territories, said bishops from the U.S., Canada and Europe. “This...

Bishops still have hope Congress will pass immigration reform

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — Despite the apprehension over policies that could be enacted by a Republican-led Congress acting in accord with a Republican president...

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