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At meeting in Florida, U.S. bishops decry Sessions’ asylum decision

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The U.S. bishops June 13 decried U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision that asylum seekers fleeing domestic or gang violence...

Bishops approve charter changes to widen protection of young people

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Changes in language to clarify several sections of the “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People” were approved...

Bishops accept revised guidelines for health care partnerships

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The process for considering key moral questions are more thoroughly examined in revised guidelines governing Catholic and non-Catholic health care...

Church praised for proactive response on abuse but warned of complacency

NEW ORLEANS — Despite groundbreaking steps the U.S. Catholic Church has taken to prevent the sexual abuse of minors in the past 16 years,...

ForYourMarriage.org now mobile-responsive in time for National Marriage Week

WASHINGTON -- On the first day of National Marriage Week Feb. 7-14, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops announced the launch of a new...

USCCB president: ‘Active love’ needed to further Rev. King’s legacy

WASHINGTON   -- The federal holiday honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is "an important time to recommit ourselves to the Gospel message...

Catholic Church sometimes has been part of racism problem, says bishop

Catholic News Service   BALTIMORE  -- Though the Catholic Church has responded to racism for many years, some leaders and church institutions have at times been...

Archbishop Vigneron elected next USCCB secretary beginning fall 2018

Catholic News Service   BALTIMORE (CNS) -- Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron of Detroit will be the next secretary of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, taking...

Vasquez: ‘Share the Journey’ migration campaign a call to prayer, action

Catholic News Service   BALTIMORE (CNS) -- Bishop Joe S. Vasquez of Austin, Texas, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Migration, told...

Priest resigns as consultant to doctrine committee after letter to pope:...

  WASHINGTON -- After publication of his letter to Pope Francis questioning the pontiff's teachings, Father Thomas Weinandy has resigned from his position as consultant...

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