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Immigration reform among priorities for new USCCB president

BALTIMORE — It will come as no surprise to anyone who has followed Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez that immigration reform is at...

‘Faithful Citizenship’ materials reflect pope’s ongoing teachings

BALTIMORE — Current issues of the day and references to the teachings of Pope Francis can be found throughout the materials approved by the...

USCCB president disinvites Bishop Bransfield from fall assembly

WASHINGTON — Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, in consultation with the members of the USCCB Administrative Committee,...

A day of recognition brings hope near El Paso border wall...

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico -- Up until July, 30-year-old Ingrid had a successful career as a pharmacist in her native Nicaragua. She owned a home, where...

Q&A with Msgr. J. Brian Bransfield, general secretary of the USCCB

This interview has been edited for length and clarity. What is a bishops' conference and what role does it have? A bishops' conference is the assembly...

U.S. bishops join Pope Francis reacting to photos of drowned migrant...

WASHINGTON -- U.S. bishops joined Pope Francis in expressing sadness after seeing photos of the lifeless bodies of a migrant father and his daughter...

Georgetown panel discussion examines ‘a wounded church and divided nation’

WASHINGTON — An air of resignation and frustration overtook Georgetown University’s Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life panel as it discussed the...

Border bishop addresses a different kind of crisis involving children

BALTIMORE — While the sex abuse crisis consumed the June meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Baltimore, prelates who work on...

Bishops OK plan to implement ‘motu proprio’ on addressing abuse

BALTIMORE — The U.S. bishops approved a plan to implement the “motu proprio” “Vos Estis Lux Mundi” (“You are the light of the world”)...

Proposed protocol outlines restrictions on bishops facing claim of abuse

WASHINGTON — If a credible accusation of sexual misconduct has been reported against a retired bishop, his successor may act to limit the retired...

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