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U.S. Conf. of Catholic Bishops' Statements

Young Catholic Receives Creating on the Margins Award from Catholic Campaign for Human Development

WASHINGTON—The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), the domestic anti-poverty program of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), has named Kyrstin Weiler of the Diocese of Belleville as the national winner of the 2019-2020 Creating on the Margins contest. Kyrstin’s

Lives Will Be Upended: Bishops Respond to Court Decision Allowing An End to Temporary Protected Status for Over 200,000 People

Washington, DC – Yesterday, in Ramos v. Wolf, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals vacated an existing preliminary injunction or pause of the Trump Administration’s attempt to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for over 200,000 individuals living legally in the United States. Archbishop José H.

U.S. Bishops’ Chairman of Hispanic Affairs Reflects on Hispanic Contributions and Leadership in the Church

WASHINGTON – As the observance of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15) begins, Bishop Arturo Cepeda, auxiliary bishop of Detroit and chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Subcommittee on Hispanic Affairs says both the Catholic Church and American society must

Bishop Chairmen Affirm Right to Shelter for All, Commend Improvements to HUD Rule

September 11, 2020 WASHINGTON— Today the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) submitted public comment on a proposed regulation modifying the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s “Equal Access Rule” for temporary and emergency shelters. Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma

Bishop Chairman Calls on Congress, White House to Reach a Deal on COVID Relief that Prioritizes Urgent Needs

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, issued a statement calling on lawmakers in Congress and the White House to reach a deal on the next COVID relief package that

Bishop Chairman Issues Labor Day Statement on Rebuilding a Dignified Post-COVID World

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, issued the annual Labor Day statement on rebuilding after the devastation of the global pandemic caused by the novel

Bishop Chairmen Issue Statement for Fifth Anniversary of World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

WASHINGTON – Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City and Bishop David J. Malloy of Rockford, respective chairmen of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committees on Domestic Justice and Human Development and International Justice and Peace, issued a pastoral message for the annual

U.S. Bishops Vote to Hold November Meeting Virtually

WASHINGTON—Each November, the bishops of the United States gather for their General Assembly in Baltimore. Earlier this month after consultation with the Holy See, the bishop-members of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) voted to approve the convocation of this annual November meeting

In Wake of Kenosha Violence, U.S. Bishops’ Chairman for Committee Against Racism Urges Day of Prayer and Fasting

WASHINGTON - This Friday, August 28 marks the 57th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington where Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have A Dream” speech. In this historic address, he proclaimed that when the builders of our nation wrote the words of the Constitution and the

U.S. Bishops’ President Prays for Life and Safety as Hurricane Laura Makes Landfall

WASHINGTON —Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), issued the following statement praying for the lives and safety of all those in the path of Hurricane Laura as it makes landfall in the Gulf Coast: “On behalf of my brother bishops