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U.S. Conf. of Catholic Bishops' Statements

President of U.S. Bishops’ Conference Issues Statement on Pope Francis’ Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation, Querida Amazonia

WASHINGTON—Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has issued the following statement regarding the release today of Pope Francis’s Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation, Querida Amazonia. The exhortation follows upon the Special Synod of

Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship Videos Inspire Catholics to Prayer and Action in Political Life, Apply Teachings of Pope Francis

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has released videos to inspire prayer and action in political life and to help Catholics apply the Church’s teaching as handed down by Pope Francis. The scripts for the videos were approved by the full body of bishops at their November

Statement from U.S. Bishops’ Chairman of International Justice and Peace Committee Upon Release of Trump Administration’s “Peace to Prosperity” Plan

WASHINGTON— In response to the release of the Trump Administration's “Peace to Prosperity: A Vision to Improve the Lives of the Palestinian and Israeli People,” Bishop David J. Malloy of Rockford and chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on International Justice and

World Day for Consecrated Life Celebrates the Important Witness of Consecrated Persons in the Church

Each year, the Catholic Church celebrates the World Day for Consecrated Life. Instituted by Pope John Paul II in 1997, the celebration is in conjunction with the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, also known as Candlemas Day, commemorating the coming of Christ, the Light of the World, through

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops File Amicus Brief with U.S. Supreme Court Urging New Trial of Death Row Inmate based on Evidence of Actual Innocence

On January 17, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops (FCCB) filed an amicus curiae brief with the Supreme Court of the United States in support of James M. Dailey, an inmate on Florida’s death row, urging a new trial in his case due to

U.S. Bishops’ Religious Liberty Chairman Offers Reflection on Religious Freedom Day

The national observance of Religious Freedom Day is January 16, when the nation’s long standing commitment to freedom of conscience and the freedom to profess one’s own faith is celebrated. Bishop George V. Murry, S.J. of Youngstown, and chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee

President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Calls for Peace in Wake of Escalated Tensions with Iran

The president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, released a statement on the situation in Iran last night which was shared on social media. Full text of the statement follows: “In the face of the escalating tensions with Iran, we must

President of U.S. Bishops Conference Expresses Sorrow For Earthquake Aftermath In Puerto Rico

The president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, has issued a statement following the earthquakes in Puerto Rico and the reported aftermath of infrastructure and property damage. Full text of the statement follows: “I wish to express

U.S. Catholic Church Stands in Solidarity with Immigrants and Refugees Observation of National Migration Week: January 5-11, 2020

Globally, there are more than 70 million people who have been forcibly displaced from their homes due to political instability, violence, and economic hardship. Pope Francis has challenged people to move from a culture of “indifference” to a culture of solidarity, which will help them to embrace the

U.S. Bishops Approve Over $830,000 in Funding for Pastoral Projects to Support the Church in Africa

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Subcommittee on the Church in Africa approved 36 grants totaling 832,500 in funding to support bishops’ conferences, dioceses and pastoral projects across the African continent. “I am pleased to announce our support for the Church in Africa, which