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U.S. Conf. of Catholic Bishops' Statements

U.S. Bishops Vote for Chairmen of Eight Standing Committees, Board Members for Catholic Relief Services, and a New General Secretary at November General Assembly

WASHINGTON—As the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) convenes their November General Assembly in a virtual format in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, they have chosen eight new chairmen for standing committees, a new board member for Catholic Relief Services, and a new general

Revised Schedule and Agenda for U.S. Bishops’ Meeting Next Week

WASHINGTON—The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will gather virtually for the 2020 Fall General Assembly next Monday and Tuesday, November 16-17 in a virtual format. The livestream of the general assembly will run on Monday, November 16 from 2:30-5:00 PM Eastern Time and on

U.S. Bishops to Meet Virtually Nov. 16-17 for Annual Meeting; Assembly to Be Livestreamed and Live-Tweeted

WASHINGTON—The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will gather virtually for the 2020 Fall General Assembly on November 16-17. In August, after consultation with the Holy See, the bishop-members of the USCCB voted to approve the convocation of this year’s November meeting in a

Bishop Chairmen Urge the Supreme Court to Preserve the Right of Catholic Foster Care Agencies to Serve

WASHINGTON—Three bishop chairmen of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) have issued a statement on the oral arguments held today before the Supreme Court of the United States in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia. Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski of Miami, chairman of the Committee for Religious

U.S. Bishop Chairmen Support Protection of Women’s and Girls’ Sports

WASHINGTON— Today, Bishop Michael C. Barber, S.J., of Oakland, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Catholic Education, and Bishop David A. Konderla of Tulsa, chairman of the Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage, wrote a letter to members of

Confraternity of Christian Doctrine Funds Catholic Biblical Literacy and Catholic Biblical Interpretation Projects

WASHINGTON - This fall, the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) awarded grants in the amount of 80,000 for three projects that support the goals of the CCD to promote Catholic biblical literacy and Catholic biblical interpretation. The CCD works with the Catholic Biblical Association (CBA)

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

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,