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Survey of United States bishops reveals coronavirus pandemic has shaken diocesan,...

CLEVELAND -- Nearly every bishop responding to a survey said the coronavirus pandemic has seriously affected the celebration of the sacraments and rites and...

‘Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship’ offers guidance, not directives

When facing a tough decision, it can be tempting to look for the comfort of having someone else tell us what to do. Turning to...

Next economic relief package should ‘offer hope and assistance in desperate...

WASHINGTON -- Congress needs to remember the needs of "the poor, the vulnerable and people on the margins" when considering additional pandemic economic relief...

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: U.S. immigration restrictions will hurt...

WASHINGTON -- The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and two other Catholic bishops criticized President Donald Trump's April 22 executive order...

National moment of prayer in U.S. slated for Good Friday, April...

WASHINGTON -- Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has invited U.S. Catholics to join him...

USCCB’s ‘9 Days for Life’ prayer, action campaign slated for Jan....

WASHINGTON -- Catholics across the country are invited to take part in the 9 Days for Life is a novena for the protection of...

Bishop Robert Barron says social justice work one way to bring...

BALTIMORE -- Auxiliary Bishop Robert E. Barron of Los Angeles did not just bemoan the fact many young people are leaving the Catholic Church....

Cardinal O’Malley provides brief McCarrick update: ‘Long wait has resulted in...

BALTIMORE -- In a brief presentation Nov. 11 to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Boston's Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley told the bishops gathered...

The history and evolution of the U.S. bishops’ conference

Before the 20th century, the American Catholic Church had no institution to represent it in national or international affairs. The establishment of the National...

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...

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