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Jan 19

Permanent Subcommittee on the Church in Africa Established and over $1.2 million Approved in Grants

WASHINGTON—At their General Assembly in Baltimore last fall, the full body of bishops voted to confer permanent status on the Subcommittee on the Church in Africa. The Subcommittee is part of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Committee on ...

Jan 19

Cardinal Dolan Invites Nationwide Participation in ‘9 Days for Life’ Prayer, Action Campaign

WASHINGTON—Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities, invited Catholics and others to join the nationwide "9 Days for Life" campaign.

Jan 19

Bishops’ Conferences Call for Prayers, Action, Support for Peace in the Holy Land

WASHINGTON—Representatives of bishops' conferences from several countries, including the United States, gathered in the Holy Land to call for peace and action to end the occupation that violates "the human dignity" of Palestinians and Israelis in the

Jan 18

USCCB Chairman Calls on Congress to Preserve Gains in Healthcare Coverage While Also Emphasizing the Need to Protect Human Life, Conscience Rights and the Poor

WASHINGTON—As Congress discusses a repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act, the Chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, is urging members of the ...

Jan 18

Rev. Alfred Baca Named New Executive Director of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs Department

WASHINGTON—Rev. Alfred Baca from the Diocese of Orange in California, has been appointed as Executive Director of the Secretariat on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, based in Washington D.C.  

Jan 17

Subcommittee on Aid to the Church in Central and Eastern Europe Awards Over $2 Million in Grants

 WASHINGTON—The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Subcommittee on Aid to the Church in Central and Eastern Europe approved over $2.3 million in funding for 75 projects in 23 countries throughout Central and Eastern Europe.

Jan 13

USCCB Chairmen Welcome Preparatory Document for Next Synod Focusing on Young People, Faith, and Vocational Discernment

 WASHINGTON—The chairmen of two U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) committees issued a joint statement welcoming the Vatican's release of the preparatory document for the upcoming Synod of bishops on "Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Dis ...

Jan 13

USCCB President Urges Encounters of the Heart in Message for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

WASHINGTON—The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, issued the following statement in relation to the observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Jan 13

USCCB Migration Chairman Expresses Disappointment over Abrupt End of “Wet Foot / Dry Foot” Policy, Which Has Long Benefitted Cuban Migrants and Refugees

 WASHINGTON—On January 12, 2017, the Obama Administration announced the end of the Wet Foot/Dry Foot policy towards Cuban arrivals, which allows Cubans who arrive onto American soil to stay in the U.S. and apply to become legal residents while returning those ...

Jan 12

A Message from the President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and Response to Pope Francis’ Video Message During National Migration Week, January 8-15

WASHINGTON—The follow statement has been issued by Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, of Galveston-Houston, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), in support of Pope Francis' video message issued today during National Migration Week. Natio ...

Jan 10

World Day for Consecrated Life to be Celebrated in Early February

WASHINGTON—In 1997, Pope Saint John Paul II instituted a day of prayer for women and men in consecrated life. This celebration is attached to the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord on February 2nd. Therefore, the World Day for Consecrated Life wil

Jan 10

Pope Names Auxiliary Bishop Oscar Solis as Bishop of Salt Lake City

WASHINGTON—Pope Francis has named Auxiliary Bishop, Oscar A. Solis of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles as bishop of Salt Lake City, Utah.

Jan 9

Collection for the Church in Latin America to be held January 21-22

WASHINGTON—The annual Collection for the Church in Latin America will be taken up in many dioceses the weekend of January 21-22. This collection has existed for over 50 years as a sign of solidarity between the Churches of the United States and those

Jan 6

Celebrating National Migration Week –A Message from the President and Vice President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

WASHINGTON—The following is a joint statement from Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, Vice President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on ...

Jan 5

USCCB Special Task Force Releases Written Report and Recommendations On Promoting Peace in Our Communities

WASHINGTON—The USCCB Special Task Force to Promote Peace in Our Communities has released a written version of the report today. The report includes findings and recommendations for bishops to continue the vital work of fostering healing and lasting pea ...

Jan 4

US Catholics Show Spirit of Generosity and Donate over $7 Million to Natural Disaster Collections in 2016

WASHINGTON—Throughout 2016 dioceses across the country participated in three emergency appeals, donating over $7 million for support in response to natural disasters.



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