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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

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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

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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 […]

USCCB Welcomes New Exhortation on the Environment

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WASHINGTON – Today, Pope Francis released Laudate Deum, the follow-up to the Holy Father’s groundbreaking encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si’. The new apostolic exhortation is addressed “to all people of good will on the climate crisis.” The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) issued the following statement from James L. Rogers, chief communications […]

USCCB Statement on Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA)

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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has put out a proposed regulation that would require employers to accommodate employees who choose to get abortions, such as by giving them leave to obtain one. The proposal misinterprets the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA), which is a new law meant to help working mothers keep their job, […]

USCCB Respect Life Month Statement

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WASHINGTON – Since 1973, the Catholic Church in the United States has observed October as “Respect Life Month.” This year, Bishop Michael F. Burbidge of Arlington, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Pro-Life Activities invites Catholics to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Respect Life Month by embracing “radical solidarity” with […]