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U.S. Conf. of Catholic Bishops' Statements

President of U.S. Bishops and Chairman of Migration Issue Statement on President’s Proposed Immigration Reform Plan

May 17, 2019 WASHINGTON— Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Houston, Texas, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), and Bishop Joe S. Vásquez of Austin, Texas, Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Migration, issued the following statement in response to the President’s remarks today

Pope Francis Names the Most Reverend Peter Baldacchino as Bishop of Las Cruces

May 15, 2019 WASHINGTON—Pope Francis has named the Most Reverend Peter Baldacchino as the new Bishop of Las Cruces. The appointment was publicized in Washington, DC, on May 15, 2019 by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States.  Bishop Baldacchino, 58, was born on

DOMESTIC JUSTICE CHAIRMAN ISSUES STATEMENT FOLLOWING SHOOTING AT STEM SCHOOL HIGHLANDS RANCH IN COLORADO

May 8, 2019 WASHINGTON—Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, Chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, issued the following statement in response to yesterday’s tragic shooting at the STEM School Highlands Ranch near Denver, Colorado.  The full

Mr. Richard Coll Named as Director of the Office of Domestic Social Development for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

May 8, 2019 WASHINGTON— Mr. Richard Coll has been appointed as Director of the Office of Domestic Social Development for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), based in Washington, D.C. The appointment will take effect on June 17, 2019. Monsignor Brian Bransfield, USCCB

National Day of Prayer and Remembrance for Mariners and People of the Sea, May 22

May 1, 2019 WASHINGTON—The US Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration annually honors the hardworking men and women in “Maritime Service to America” with the National Maritime Day Observance and Wreath-Laying ceremony. In conjunction with National Maritime Day in the United States

Ordination Class of 2019 Report Indicates Accompaniment is Key for Vocational Discernment

May 3, 2019 WASHINGTON – According to the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate’s (CARA) survey of the Ordination Class of 2019, encouragement and accompaniment are key to fostering priestly vocations.  Of all responding ordinands, 92% reported being encouraged to consider the priesthood

Chairmen of U.S. Bishops’ Conference Commend Administration on New Regulations Protecting Rights of Conscience in Health Care

May 2, 2019 WASHINGTON—Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas, Chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Pro-Life Activities and Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Chairman of the bishops’ Committee for Religious Liberty, have issued a statement

Chairman of U.S. Bishops’ Subcommittee on Asian and Pacific Island Affairs Supports Marian Pilgrimage Taking Place at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception

May 1, 2019 WASHINGTON— Bishop Oscar A. Solis, of Salt Lake City, and Chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Subcommittee on Asian and Pacific Island Affairs has issued a statement in support of the 17th Annual Marian Pilgrimage that will take place Saturday, May 4 at the

Bishop Oscar Cantú Will Assume Pastoral Governance of the Diocese of San Jose; Pope Francis Accepts Resignation of Bishop Patrick McGrath from Same See

May 1, 2019  WASHINGTON— Bishop Oscar Cantú, up until now Coadjutor Bishop of San Jose, will assume the pastoral governance of the Diocese upon Pope Francis accepting the resignation of Bishop Patrick J. McGrath of the same See. The appointment and resignation were publicized in Washington,

Pope Francis Names the Most Reverend Paul Etienne as Coadjutor Archbishop of Seattle

April 29, 2019  WASHINGTON—Pope Francis has named the Most Reverend Paul Etienne as Coadjutor Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Seattle. The appointment was publicized in Washington, DC, on April 29, 2019 by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States. Archbishop Etienne