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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...

Catholic leaders object to proposed changes in SNAP federal nutrition program

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops joined representatives of two leading Catholic charitable organizations in calling on a federal agency to withdraw...

Bishops say ‘sweeping regulations’ of Equality Act will harm society

WASHINGTON — In a joint letter to Congress March 20, the chairmen of three committees of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said they...

The Farmory raises fish, helps people out of poverty in Green...

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Perch — it's a mainstay of the Friday night fish fry in northeast Wisconsin, especially during Lent. But who knew that...

Head of U.S. bishops says new ‘season’ could come after abuse...

WASHINGTON — The laity may be angry over the most recent revelations of the Catholic Church’s sex abuse crisis, but bishops, particularly younger ones,...

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