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Feb 20

Pope Francis Names Auxiliary Bishop of the Military Services as Auxiliary Bishop of Rockville Centre

WASHINGTON—Pope Francis has transferred Auxiliary Bishop Robert J. Coyle of the Archdiocese for the Military Services to the office of auxiliary bishop for the Diocese of Rockville Centre.

Feb 19

USCCB President, Vice President, and Migration Chair Announce National Call-in Day for Dreamers for February 26

WASHINGTON—Late last week, the Senate failed to achieve the 60 votes needed to move forward with debate on legislation to provide relief to Dreamers. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, USCCB President; Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, USC ...

Feb 14

Bishop Conference President Reaction to Shooting at Florida High School

WASHINGTON—Following the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Daniel Cardinal DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, called for prayer and healing. 

Feb 14

President of U.S. Bishops Conference Encourages Catholics to Join Pope Francis in a Day of Prayer and Fasting for Peace in the Congo, South Sudan, and the World on Feb. 23

WASHINGTON—The President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, is encouraging Catholics across the nation to join with Pope Francis on Friday, February 23, for a special Day of Prayer and Fasting for ...

Feb 13

Federal Budget Should Build Toward Common Good, Say U.S. Bishops Chairmen

WASHINGTON— After the Trump Administration released its federal budget proposal, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, Archbishop for the Military Services, USA, chairman of the Committee on International Justice and Peace, and the Most Reverend Frank J. ...

Feb 9

U.S. Bishops Chairmen Commend Provisions in Budget Act that Ensure Houses of Worship Can Apply for Federal Disaster Assistance

WASHINGTON–This morning, the Bipartisan Budget Act was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Trump. The bill includes the Federal Disaster Assistance Nonprofit Fairness Act, which codifies fair and equal treatment for houses of worship dam ...

Feb 8

Catholic Bishops’ Pro-Life Chairman Praises Trump Administration for Implementation of Expanded Mexico City Policy

WASHINGTON–Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Committee on Pro-Life Activities, thanked and praised the Trump Administration following release of its six-month report showing early signs of ...

Feb 7

USCCB Launches New Mobile Responsive ForYourMarriage.org Website  

WASHINGTON—In conjunction with the start of National Marriage Week USA, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is pleased to announce the launch of a new mobile responsive ForYourMarriage.org website on February 7, 2018. ...

Feb 6

U.S. Bishops Conference Offers Audio Recordings of Scripture, Daily Reflections, Downloadable Calendar to Help Catholics Observe Lent

WASHINGTON—A variety of resources to help Catholics observe Lent, which this year begins on Ash Wednesday, February 14, are being provided by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).  ...

Feb 6

International Day of Prayer for Victims of Human Trafficking to be Observed February 8th

WASHINGTON—The International Day of Prayer for Victims of Human Trafficking will be observed on February 8th. Designated by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and the International Union of Superiors General as a time of remembrance for victims an ...

Feb 5

Collection for Church in Central and Eastern Europe Takes Place on Ash Wednesday, February 14; More Than $9.1 Million Awarded in 2017 Will Fund 318 Projects

WASHINGTON—The annual collection for the Church in Central and Eastern Europe will be held in most parishes on Ash Wednesday, February 14.

Feb 5

Pope Francis Names New Auxiliary Bishop of Atlanta

WASHINGTON—Pope Francis has appointed Father Joel Konzen, S.M, as a new auxiliary bishop in the Archdiocese of Atlanta, Georgia. Father Konzen is a member of the Society of Mary (Marists) and currently serves as the principal of Marist School in Atlanta.   ...

Feb 1

Pope Francis Accepts Resignation of Bishop Francis J. Christian of Manchester

WASHINGTON—Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Francis Joseph Christian, Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Manchester, for reasons of age. He has reached the retirement age for bishops of 75.

Jan 31

New Poverty USA and PobrezaUSA Websites Help Catholics Encounter, Learn and Act to Address Poverty

WASHINGTON—Catholics can encounter, learn and act to address poverty in the United States through two new websites from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). PovertyUSA.org and its Spanish mirror site, PobrezaUSA.org, were launched today, the last day of Poverty Awa ...

Jan 31

National Marriage Week USA, World Marriage Day Promote Gift of Marriage as School of Life and Love

WASHINGTON—National Marriage Week USA and World Marriage Day are opportunities "to focus on building a culture of life and love that begins with supporting and promoting marriage and the family," wrote Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., chairman of ...

Jan 30

Bishops’ Pilgrimage to the Holy Land Seeks “Bridges, Not Walls”

WASHINGTON—Ten bishops made a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land on January 18 - 27, 2018. In reflections issued at the conclusion of the Pilgrimage, they noted the "many walls and some bridges" they encountered as they "sought out those on the peripheries." The ...

Jan 30

Chairman of U.S. Bishops’ Committee on Migration Praises Path to Citizenship for Dreamers; Remains Deeply Troubled About Proposal's Impact on Family Unity

WASHINGTON—In response to the White House framework on immigration released on January 26th, Most Reverend Joe S. Vásquez, Bishop of Austin, and Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Migration, stated the following:

Jan 29

Catholic Bishops’ Pro-Life Chairman Calls Senate Failure to Pass Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act “Appalling”

WASHINGTON—Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Committee on Pro-Life Activities called the Senate's failure to pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act "appalling". The bill proposes to ...

Jan 29

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to Convene Historic Fifth National Encuentro of Hispanic/Latino Ministry in September; Registration Opens February 20

WASHINGTON—Registration for the Fifth National Encuentro of Hispanic/Latino Ministry (V Encuentro) will launch on February 20, 2018. In September, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will convene a historic ecclesial gathering of 3,000 Hispanic/Latino Min ...

Jan 29

World Day for Consecrated Life to be Celebrated Friday, February 2; Coincides with Release of 2017 Profession Class Survey

WASHINGTON—As the Catholic Church prepares to celebrate the World Day for Consecrated Life, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations (CCLV) is releasing the results of a survey taken of the mos ...

Jan 25

Young Adult Delegates Named for Pre-Synod Gathering in Rome; Synod will Focus on Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment

WASHINGTON—Three young adult delegates were discerned by the USCCB to represent the United States of America at the March 2018 Pre-Synod Gathering in Rome. The United States will participate in a special Pre-Synod Gathering in March 2018 in Rome, a m

Jan 24

MEDIA ADVISORY: 2018 Catholic Social Ministry Gathering Seeks to Bring Voice of Faith to Public Square

The 2018 Catholic Social Ministry Gathering, organized by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and 16 collaborating organizations, attracts more than 500 participants from around the country and seeks to equip Catholic leaders to bring the

Jan 23

President of U.S. Bishops Conference Response to Kentucky High School Shooting

WASHINGTON—Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston and President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has issued the following statement on today's shootings at Marshall County High School in Benton, Kentucky. The shooting has ...

Jan 23

Catholic Schools Week 2018, January 28-February 3, to Focus on “spiritual, academic and societal contributions” of Catholic Schools

WASHINGTON—National Catholic Schools Week 2018 (CSW) will be observed in dioceses around the country January 28–February 3. This year's theme, "Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.," focuses on the important spiritual, academic and societal con ...

Jan 23

Collection for the Church in Latin America to be held January 27-28

WASHINGTON—The annual Collection for the Church in Latin America will be taken up in many dioceses the weekend of January 27-28. For more than 50 years, the collection has been a sign of solidary between the Churches of the United States and those in ...

Jan 23

Pope Francis Accepts Resignation of Bishop Stephen Blaire of Stockton; Names Auxiliary Bishop Myron Cotta as Successor

WASHINGTON—Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Stephen E. Blaire, 76, from the pastoral governance of the Diocese of Stockton, California, and has named Auxiliary Bishop Myron Cotta as his successor, up until now the Auxiliary Bishop of ...

Jan 20

Catholic Bishops’ Pro-Life Chairman Praises House for Passing Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

WASHINGTON–Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Committee on Pro-Life Activities, thanked and praised the House of Representatives for passing the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act ...

Jan 19

Bishops’ Conferences Look to Youth to Bring Hope for a Better Future in the Holy Land

WASHINGTON—Noting the deteriorating prospects for peace in the Holy Land, representatives of bishops' conferences from several countries, including the United States, acknowledged the struggle of the young people they met but called them the "hope for ...

Jan 19

Chairmen Applaud New HHS Initiatives on Conscience and Religious Freedom

WASHINGTON–Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Committee on Pro-Life Activities, and Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, chair of the USCCB's Committee for Religious Liberty, offered the ...

Jan 16

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, is inviting Catholics and others to join the nationwide 9 Days for Life campaign.

Jan 12

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Emphasize Human Beings All Made in the Likeness of God

The following statement has been issued by James Rogers, Chief Communications Officer for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), emphasizing the USCCB position that all human beings are made in the image and likeness of God and therefore ...

Jan 12

National Prayer Vigil for Life Taking Place in Nation’s Capital, January 18-19; Plenary Indulgence May be Obtained by Those Taking Part in “Sacred Celebrations” Surrounding Annual March for Life

WASHINGTON—The National Prayer Vigil for Life will be held from Thursday afternoon, January 18 to Friday morning, January 19, at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Over 20,000 pilgrims from around the nation will pray there ...

Jan 10

USCCB Migration Chairman Expresses Support for Bipartisan DREAMER Efforts after White House Immigration Meeting

WASHINGTON—On Jan 9th, congressional members met at the White House with President Trump to discuss immigration reform. In response to this important bipartisan meeting, Bishop Joe S. Vásquez of Austin, Texas, Chairman of the Committee on Migration (

Jan 10

U.S. Catholics Prepare for Bishops’ Launch of “9 Days for Life” Respect Life Campaign on January 18th

WASHINGTON—On January 18, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will launch the national "9 Days for Life" campaign calling Catholics and the faithful together for a 9-day "digital pilgrimage" focusing on cherishing the gift of human life from conception ...

Jan 10

USCCB President Calls for Courage and Commitment on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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

Jan 8

Migration Chairman Deeply Disappointed by Termination of Temporary Protected Status for El Salvador; Calls for Congress to Find a Legislative Solution

WASHINGTON — On January 8th, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it is terminating Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for El Salvador. TPS is a temporary, renewable, and statutorily authorized humanitarian migration program that per ...

Jan 5

A Message from the President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops During National Migration Week, January 7-13

WASHINGTON—Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), offers a National Migration Week message to the nation with special gratitude for the gift of immigrants and refugees.

Jan 5

National Migration Week 2018 to be Celebrated January 7-13th

WASHINGTON—National Migration Week 2018 will take place January 7-13th. This year's theme is "Many Journeys, One Family." The theme coincides with the Caritas Internationalis migration campaign entitled "Share the Journey". National Migration Week provides an opportunity to raise ...

Jan 3

USCCB President Offers Condolences on the Death of Latter-Day Saints President

Today, President Thomas S. Monson, leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died at his home in Salt Lake City, Utah. President Monson as the church's 16th president presided over a faith community that now numbers 15.8 million member ...

Jun 8

Oriental Orthodox-Roman Catholic Consultation Studies Religious Education, Theological Issues

WASHINGTON (June 8, 2001) -- The annual meeting of the United States Oriental Orthodox-Roman Catholic Consultation took place at the Cardinal Spellman Retreat House in Bronx, New York, on June 4 and 5, 2001. The meeting was chaired on the Catholic sid ...

Jun 12

Oriental Orthodox-Roman Catholic Consultation Holds Annual Meeting

WASHINGTON (June 12, 2000) -- The United States Oriental Orthodox-Roman Catholic Theological Consultation held its annual meeting at the Cardinal Spellman retreat house in Bronx, New York, on June 5 and 6. Currently chaired jointly by Bishop Howard Hub ...

Dec 9

Church as Koinonia of Salvation is Theme of Lutheran-Catholic Dialogue

WASHINGTON (December 6, 1999) -- The Church as Koinonia of Salvation: Its Structures and Ministries was the theme of the latest meeting of the US Lutheran-Roman Catholic Dialogue. The third meeting of Round X in the Dialogue was held in Fort Lauderdale, Flo ...

Nov 8

Value of Ecumenical Witness, Meaning of 'Filioque,' Are Themes of Orthodox-Catholic Consultation

WASHINGTON (November 8, 1999) -- The value of ecumenical witness and the filioque were the main themes of the 57th meeting of the North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation that was held at Saint Paul's College here from October 28 to

Jun 11

Guidelines Issued for Pastoral Care of Oriental Orthodox Students in Catholic Schools

WASHINGTON (June 11, 1999) -- The National Oriental Orthodox-Roman Catholic Theological Consultation issued new Guidelines for the pastoral care of Oriental Orthodox students in Catholic schools during its meeting at St. Nersess Armenian Seminary in

Jun 8

Agreed Statement on Baptism and "Sacramental Economy" Issued by North American Orthodox-Catholic Consultation

WASHINGTON (June 8, 1999) -- The North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation has issued an agreed statement on Baptism and "Sacramental Economy." The document summarizes three years of theological reflection and calls upon the Orthodox and ...

Apr 27

Lutheran-Roman Catholic Dialogue Explores Existing Studies

WASHINGTON (April 27, 1999) -- "The Church as Koinonia of Salvation: Its Structures and Ministries" was the principal focus of recent discussions between the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and the National Conference of Catholic Bishops (NC ...

Apr 19

Roman Catholic, Polish National Catholic Churches Meet Again

WASHINGTON (April 19, 1999) -- The spring session of the dialogue between the Polish National Catholic Church (PNCC) and the Roman Catholic Church took place in Scranton, PA, April 14-15, 1999. Hosted by the PNCC, the meeting was held at the National Chu ...

Apr 6

ARC-USA Meeting Discusses Local-Universal Church Relationships

WASHINGTON (April 6, 1999) -- The relationship between the local church and the universal church was the major focus of discussions at the recent meeting of the Anglican-Roman Catholic Consultation in the United States. The 48th meeting of the ARC-USA dia ...

Mar 17

Orthodox and Catholic Bishops Hold 16th Meeting Continue Progress Toward Unity

WASHINGTON--The sixteenth meeting of the Joint Committee of Orthodox and Catholic Bishops took place at Antiochian Village, Ligonier, PA, from March 9 to 11. The bishops of the two churches discussed several topics of mutual concern and decided to mov ...

Nov 20

Fall Session of PNCC-RCC Dialogue Occurs

SCRANTON, PA (November 20, 1998) -- The fall session of the dialogue between the Polish National Catholic Church (PNCC) and the Roman Catholic Church took place here on November 4 and 5, 1998, under the co-chairmanship of Most Rev. James C. Timlin, Rom ...

Nov 2

North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation Meets

WASHINGTON (November 2, 1998)--Continued study of Baptism and mutual recognition of sacraments was discussed at the 55th meeting of the North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation here.

Sep 10

Lutherans and Catholics Hold Latest Round of Dialogues

Washington (September 10, 1998)--Representatives of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and the National Conference of Catholic Bishops (NCCB) met in Chicago to initiate the Tenth Round of the US Lutheran-Roman Catholic Dialogue. The the ...

Jun 5

Baptism and Ecclesiology Theme of Orthodox-Catholic Consultation

BROOKLINE, MA (June 5, 1998) -- Baptism and its relation to ecclesiology was the main theme of the 54th meeting of the North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation, held here June 2-4.

Apr 24

Questions of Unity, Primacy Discussed by Polish National Catholic-Roman Catholic Dialogue

WASHINGTON (April 24, 1998) -- Questions pertaining to issues of unity and primacy were discussed at the spring meeting of the Polish National Catholic-Roman Catholic dialogue.

Apr 3

Orthodox, Catholic Bishops Discuss Family Life in U.S. Culture

WASHINGTON (April 3, 1998) -- The fifteenth meeting of the Joint Committee of Orthodox and Catholic Bishops took place at St. Paul's College here, March 31 to April 2.

Oct 30

Polish National Catholic-Roman Catholic Dialogue Holds Session

WASHINGTON (October 30, 1997) -- The fall session of the Polish National Catholic-Roman Catholic dialogue took place in Scranton, October 28-29. The meeting was hosted by the Roman Catholic diocese of Scranton and was held in the diocesan chancery. ...

Jun 13

U. S. Anglican-Catholic Dialogue on Track to Study Exercise of Authority Within Church

WASHINGTON (June 13, 1997) -- Bishop Frank Griswold, Episcopal Bishop of Chicago, and Bishop John Snyder, Catholic Bishop of St. Augustine (FL), serving as Co-Chairmen of the Anglican/Roman Catholic Consultation in the United States (ARC-USA), have iss ...

May 15

NCCB and Polish National Catholic Church Discuss Some Issues

WASHINGTON (May 15, 1997) -- The spring meeting of the on-going dialogue between the National Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Polish National Catholic Church took place in West Paterson, New Jersey, May 6-7.



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