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U.S. Conf. of Catholic Bishops' Statements

U.S. Bishop Chairmen Say Equality Act Would Discriminate Against People of Faith and Threaten Unborn Life

WASHINGTON—Five committee chairmen of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) wrote a letter to members of Congress opposing the recent reintroduction of the Equality Act (H.R. 5), which is scheduled to be voted on by the U.S. House of Representatives this week. The bishops warned of the

U.S. Bishops’ President Urges Prayer and Support for All During Extreme Winter Weather and Storms

WASHINGTON—Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) urges prayer and support for all those who have died and been injured in the recent winter storms, and encourages hope and generous support at the beginning of the Lenten season.

International Day of Prayer for Victims of Human Trafficking to be Observed on February 8

WASHINGTON - The International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking will be observed on February 8. Designated by the Vatican’s Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development as a time of remembrance for victims and survivors of labor and sex trafficking, the annual observance

U.S. Bishops’ Domestic Chairman Expresses Support of Executive Orders Protecting the Environment

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden signed executive orders during his first week in office addressing climate change and the care for our common home. Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City, Chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Domestic Justice and Human

U.S. Bishop Chairmen Welcome Administration’s Racial Equity Actions on Housing and Prisons

WASHINGTON – Following recent executive actions to promote racial equity in housing and the criminal justice system, 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 Bishop Shelton J.

U.S. Bishop Chairman Grateful for Administration’s Early Actions to Address Urgent Food and Housing Needs

WASHINGTON – In response to recent announcements from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) of increased protections and aid for those facing food and housing insecurity, Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City, chairman of the U.S.

National Prayer Vigil for Life on January 28

WASHINGTON - The on-site evening program for the January 28 National Prayer Vigil for Life will take place at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC, is closed to the public and will be taking place virtually. There will be several broadcast and

The Bishops’ 2021 Roe v. Wade Statement

Statement on the Inauguration of Joseph R. Biden, Jr., as 46th President of the United States of America

Most Reverend José H. Gomez Archbishop of Los Angeles President, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops January 20, 2021 My prayers are with our new President and his family today. I am praying that God grant him wisdom and courage to lead this great nation and that God help him to

U.S. Bishops’ Chairman for International Justice and Peace Responds to Announcement by the Department of State to Add Cuba to List of State Sponsors of Terrorism

WASHINGTON — Bishop David J. Malloy of Rockford, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on International Justice and Peace, issued a statement in response to the announcement by the U.S. Department of State to designate Cuba as a “state sponsor of terrorism.” Bishop