U.S. Conf. of Catholic Bishops' Statements

Chairman of U.S. Bishops’ Committee on Migration Statement in Response to Imminent Administration Deportation Plans

June 22, 2019 WASHINGTON—On Monday, June 17, 2019, President Donald J. Trump announced impending immigration enforcement actions by the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  Subsequent press reports on Friday, June 21 indicated that ICE has plans for

World Refugee Day 2019 to be Celebrated June 20

June 20, 2019 WASHINGTON—Today is World Refugee Day which is observed in the United States and around the world. World Refugee Day, first celebrated in 2000, is designed to increase awareness of refugees. Currently, the world is embroiled in the biggest migratory crisis since World War II with

Chairman of U.S. Bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace Calls for De-escalation of Conflict with Iran

June 19, 2019   WASHINGTON—In a June 18 letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio, Archbishop for the Military Services, USA and Chairman of the U.S. Bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace, noted that escalating tensions between the United States

Catholic Young Adult Leaders to Take Part in Vatican Post-Synod Dialogue

June 18, 2019 WASHINGTON—The Vatican Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life will convene in Rome on June 19-22 for an International Post-Synodal Forum of young adults to discuss the impact of Pope Francis’s recent apostolic exhortation, Christus Vivit. This International Forum will feature

U.S. Catholic Bishops Approve in a Provisional Vote Strategic Priorities for the 2021-24 USCCB Strategic Plan.

Bishops Also Approve the National Directory for the Formation, Ministry, and Life of Permanent Deacons in the United States; and ICEL Gray Book Translation for Ordination of Bishops, Priests and Deacons June 12, 2019 BALTIMORE— The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) approved several

President of U.S. Bishops Conference Appoints Three New Members of National Review Board for the Chapter for Protection of Children and Young People

June 11, 2019 BALTIMORE— Three new members have been appointed to serve on the National Review Board (NRB) by Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, of Galveston-Houston, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).  The NRB advises the bishops' committee on the Protection of Children and

U.S. Bishops To Meet June 11-14 In Baltimore; Assembly To Be Live Streamed, New Prevention Website Launched

June 7, 2019 WASHINGTON— The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will gather for the 2019 Spring General Assembly in Baltimore, June 11-14.   During the assembly, the bishops will discuss and vote on bishop accountability measures to respond to the abuse crisis and will also

Chairman of U.S. Bishops’ Committee on Migration Applauds House for Passing Legislation That Gives Permanent Legal Protection to Dreamers and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Holders

June 04, 2019 WASHINGTON— Bishop Joe S. Vásquez of Austin, Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Migration, applauds the House of Representatives for passing the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019 (H.R. 6), legislation that would provide a pathway to citizenship for qualifying Dreamers and TPS

U.S. Catholic Bishops Domestic Justice Chairman Issues Statement Following Shootings in Virginia Beach

June 1, 2019  WASHINGTON—Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, Chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, has issued the following statement in response to the tragic shooting at the municipal building in Virginia Beach.  The full statement follows: 

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Release 2018 Annual Report on the Protection of Children and Young People

May 31, 2019 WASHINGTON—The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Secretariat of Child and Youth Protection has released their 2018 Annual Report – Findings and Recommendations on the Implementation of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. The report is based on the audit