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U.S. Bishops Approve New Guidelines for Pastoral Ministries with Youth and Young Adults

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WASHINGTON – Last week at their annual June Plenary Assembly in Louisville, Ky., the bishops of the United States took up a vote on a national pastoral framework to guide ministries with youth and young adults. The document, “Listen, Teach, Send” is intended for use by pastors, ministry leaders, and families pastors. While an overwhelming […]

Pro-Life Chairman’s Statement on the 2nd Anniversary of Dobbs

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WASHINGTON – June 24, 2024, marks the two-year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, that brought an end to the nearly fifty-year reign of Roe v. Wade and national abortion on demand. Attached is a statement from the Pro-Life Committee Chairman, Bishop Michael Burbidge, that we plan to […]

Special Prayer for Those Impacted by Baltimore Key Bridge Tragedy


WASHINGTON – Each year, National Maritime Day (May 22) recognizes the men and women who work or travel on the high seas. It is on this day the Catholic Church observes the National Day of Prayer and Remembrance for Mariners and People of the Sea and highlights the ministry of Stella Maris (Star of the […]

Freedom to Meet Migrants’ Basic Human Needs Must be Preserved, says Bishop Rhoades


WASHINGTON – Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of Fort Wayne-South Bend, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee for Religious Liberty, expressed solidarity with faith-driven ministries to migrants and noted the special need to protect religious liberty. His remarks commended the February 23 statement issued by the Catholic bishops of the State of Texas. […]

Bishop Zaidan Calls for Peace and Humanitarian Aid


WASHINGTON – As Russia’s war against Ukraine enters its third year, the need for humanitarian assistance has greatly increased to help the millions of Ukrainians impacted by violence and destruction. People are struggling to survive in the cold winter with little food, heat, or shelter, said Bishop A. Elias Zaidan of the Maronite Eparchy of […]

USCCB President’s Statement in Observance of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2024

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WASHINGTON – In observance of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has issued a statement: On Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day we pause and reflect on Rev. King’s indelible legacy, and […]

Statement of USCCB on Vatican’s Document Addressing Pastoral Blessings


WASHINGTON – In response to the Declaration “Fiducia supplicans” issued by the Vatican’s Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith today, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) offered the following statement from its spokesperson, Chieko Noguchi, executive director of public affairs. “The Declaration issued today by the Vatican’s Dicastery for the Doctrine of the […]

Statement of U.S. Bishops’ Pro-Life Committee Chairman on Pregnancy Help Appreciation Week


WASHINGTON – Across the United States, approximately 2,750 pregnancy help centers offer life-affirming support to pregnant and parenting women in need. Some of these centers have been the targets of violence, vandalism, and an orchestrated campaign to malign their good names. In recognition of their contribution to the common good, and in observance of Pregnancy […]