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U.S. Conf. of Catholic Bishops' Statements

Statement of U.S. Bishops’ President Upon the Naming of Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory to the College of Cardinals

WASHINGTON—Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued a statement following the naming of Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory of Washington to the College of Cardinals by Pope Francis today. Archbishop Gomez’s full statement follows:

National Vocation Awareness Week to be Celebrated November 1-7, 2020

WASHINGTON – The Catholic Church in the United States will celebrate National Vocation Awareness Week, November 1-7, 2020. This annual week-long celebration is an opportunity for dioceses and parishes in the United States to uphold and promote vocations to the priesthood, diaconate, and consecrated

U.S. Bishops’ Religious Liberty Chairman Applauds Actions of HHS to Ensure Access to Spiritual Care During COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON—Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski of Miami, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Religious Liberty, applauded yesterday’s announcement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (HHS OCR) that, in response to two complaints

U.S. Bishop Chairman Calls for Reconsideration of End of COVID-Relief Discussions

WASHINGTON—Following reports that President Trump has directed Treasury Secretary Mnuchin to cease negotiations on a COVID-relief package, Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development,

U.S. Bishops’ Virtual Rosary on the Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary Today at 3:00

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will host a virtual rosary event on October 7, the Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary. Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the USCCB has called for this moment of prayer with the intention of uniting Catholics across the

USCCB President and Migration Chair Celebrate 15 Years of Justice for Immigrants Initiative

WASHINGTON- In 2004, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) made immigration reform a major public policy priority of the Catholic Church in the United States. In 2005, after engaging broad stakeholders, the USCCB created the Justice for Immigrants (JFI) campaign in an effort to unite and

Catholic Leaders Call on President and Congress to Support Additional COVID-19 Relief for Those in Need

WASHINGTON—In light of the current needs affecting our nation as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), signed a joint letter along with leaders of the Catholic Health Association of the United States,

U.S. Bishops’ Migration Chairman Urges Lawmakers to Recognize Contributions of Immigrant and Refugee Essential Workers and Support Workers and Their Families

WASHINGTON– Today, Bishop Mario E. Dorsonville, auxiliary bishop of Washington, and chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Migration, submitted testimony to the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship during a hearing titled “Immigrants as

Statement of U.S. Bishop Chairmen on Federal Executions Scheduled This Week

WASHINGTON —Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, and Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas, chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Pro-Life Activities, issued the

World Day for Migrants and Refugees to be Celebrated on September 27

WASHINGTON - The Vatican has designated Sunday, September 27 as the World Day for Migrants and Refugees. The theme chosen by Pope Francis for the 106th observance of this day is “Forced like Jesus Christ to Flee” a focus on the plight of internally displaced persons. Bishop Mario E. Dorsonville,