U.S. Conf. of Catholic Bishops' Statements


President of the U.S. Bishops Conference Responds to Santa Fe High School Shooting

        Media Contact: Judy Keane 202-541-3200 Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has issued the following statement in the aftermath of the Santa Fe High School shooting in Santa Fe,Texas: "Our community and

USCCB Religious Liberty Chairman Announces Religious Freedom Week from June 22-29, 2018

Media Contact: Judy Keane 202-541-3200     WASHINGTON—Catholics across the United States are encouraged to pray and act in support of religious liberty at home and abroad during Serving Others in God's Love: Religious Freedom Week 2018, which begins on June 22, the Feast of

President of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Welcomes Pope Francis's Apostolic Exhortation

WASHINGTON—Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, is welcoming the release of Pope Francis's apostolic exhortation, "Gaudete et Exsultate" (Rejoice and Be Glad), subtitled "On the Call to Holiness in the

A Mercy and Peacebuilding Approach to Gun Violence

  Department of Justice, Peace, and Human Development Office of Domestic Social Development March 2018   “[W]e know that this “piecemeal” violence, of different kinds and levels, causes great suffering: wars in different countries and continents; terrorism, organized crime and

Domestic Justice and Education Chairmen Urge Concrete Actions to Address Scourge of Gun Violence

  Media Contact: Judy Keane 202-541-3200 March 5, 2018   WASHINGTON—In the aftermath of the tragic attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, Chairman of the USCCB's Committee on Domestic Justice and Human

Emergency National Collection to Assist Dioceses Affected by Hurricane Harvey

  Diocese of Palm Beach Announces an Emergency Collection to Help those Impacted by Hurricane Harvey (DPB special collection to take place  September 16th & 17th or September 23rd & 24th. Click to read press release WASHINGTON—Archbishop José H. Gomez

A Call For Solidarity With Our Brothers And Sisters Impacted By Hurricane Harvey

WASHINGTON—U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) president, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, has called for prayers and solidarity with those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Cardinal DiNardo also called on all people of good will to closely monitor future calls for assistance

USCCB Pastoral Reflection - Living as a People of God in Unsettled Times

Read Bishop Barbarito's Column: Living the Truth in Love: To Welcome, to Protect, to Promote, to Integrate and to Pray           Living as a People of God in Unsettled Times: A pastoral reflection from the Administrative Committee of the

Papal Message for Lent 2017

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR LENT 2017   "The Word is a gift. Other persons are a gift"   Dear Brothers and Sisters,   Lent is a new beginning, a path leading to the certain goal of Easter, Christ’s victory over death. This season urgently calls us to conversion.

USCCB Asks President Trump to Fulfill His Promise to Protect Religious Liberty

USCCB Chairmen Ask President Trump to Fulfill His Promise to Protect Religious Liberty   February 16, 2017 WASHINGTON—In early February, several media outlets reported that President Donald J. Trump is considering issuing an executive order establishing a government-wide initiative to