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U.S. Conf. of Catholic Bishops' Statements

Catholic Bishops’ Pro-Life Chairman Says Supreme Court Decision Continues Cruel Precedent of Prioritizing Abortion Business Interests Over Women’s Health and Safety

  June 29, 2020 WASHINGTON– Today, the Supreme Court of the United States announced its decision in an abortion case out of Louisiana, June Medical Services v. Russo. The Court ruled 5 to 4 to strike down the Louisiana law that requires abortion doctors to have hospital admitting privileges.

Committee on Catholic Education Joins Coalition to Request Emergency Aid for Catholic Schools

WASHINGTON – Bishop Michael C. Barber, S.J of Oakland, chairman of the Committee on Catholic Education for the U. S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), has joined a coalition of more than 150 interfaith and civil society organizations calling on the U.S. Congress to provide immediate federal

U.S. Bishops Secretariat For Child and Youth Protection Releases Annual Report

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Secretariat of Child and Youth Protection has released the 2019 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 findings of

Bishop Chairmen Call for Better Police Formation and Accountability

WASHINGTON – In the wake of the recent deaths of African Americans in police custody and the national discussion on police reform and racial justice, Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City, chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Domestic Justice and

U.S. Bishops’ Religious Liberty Chairman Announces Religious Freedom Week from June 22-29, 2020

WASHINGTON— Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski of Miami, the acting chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee for Religious Liberty has encouraged Catholics to pray and uphold religious liberty at home and abroad during Religious Freedom Week 2020. Commencing on June 22, the

U.S. Bishops’ President Appoints Archbishop Thomas Wenski as Acting Chairman of the Committee for Religious Liberty

WASHINGTON – Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), has appointed Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski of Miami to serve as acting chairman of the USCCB’s Committee for Religious Liberty until the November 2020 General Assembly. The appointment

U.S. Bishops’ Migration Chairman on the 20th Anniversary of World Refugee Day

WASHINGTON—World Refugee Day, first celebrated in 2000 is observed in the United States and around the world on June 20. The observance was created two decades ago to increase awareness about the situation of refugees around the world. Currently, the world faces the biggest forced migration crisis

U.S. and European Bishops Offer Prayers for U.S. - Russia Arms Control Meeting

WASHINGTON/BRUSSELS – Bishop David J. Malloy of Rockford, Illinois, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace, and Bishop Rimantas Norvila of Vilkaviškis, Lithuania, president of the COMECE[1] Commission on the External Relations of the

USCCB President and Migration Committee Welcome Supreme Court Decision on DACA and Urge President to Uphold the Program

WASHINGTON—Today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion preventing the Trump Administration from terminating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. On November 12, 2019, the Court heard the challenge to the Trump Administration’s DACA repeal efforts, in which U.S. Conference

President of U.S. Bishops’ Conference Issues Statement on Supreme Court Decision on Legal Definition of “Sex” in Civil Rights Law

WASHINGTON — The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, provided a statement on the decision issued today by the Supreme Court of the United States – combining Bostock v. Clayton County, Ga., Altitude Express v. Zarda, and R.G. & G.R.