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USCCB Statement on the Proper Disposition of Bodily Remains


WASHINGTON – The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Doctrine has issued a statement providing principles for evaluating some newer methods and technologies for disposition of the bodies of the deceased.  The USCCB’s Administrative Committee approved the issuance of the statement on March 15. In their statement, the doctrine committee affirms that every […]

Bishop Chairman Marks One Year Anniversary of Russian Invasion of Ukraine


WASHINGTON – Bishop David J. Malloy of Rockford, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on International Justice and Peace, marked the one-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine by renewing the Church’s call to prayer, solidarity and hope amidst the mounting tolls of this war. Bishop Malloy’s full statement follows: “It […]

President of USCCB on Bishops’ United Position Against the Evil of Abortion


WASHINGTON – Earlier this week, President Biden responded to a reporter’s question about the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ opposition to taxpayer funding of abortion: REPORTER: “Catholic bishops are demanding that federal tax dollars not fund abortions.” BIDEN: “No they are not all doing that. Nor is the Pope doing that.” Archbishop Timothy Broglio of […]

Nationwide Prayer Vigil for Life to Take Place from January 19-20


WASHINGTON – Catholics across the country are encouraged to observe a nationwide prayer vigil from Thursday, January 19 to Friday, January 20, 2023, to pray for an end to abortion and a greater respect for all human life in post-Roe America. The National Prayer Vigil for Life will once again be held at the Basilica […]

USCCB President’s Statement in Observance of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2023

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WASHINGTON – In observance of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio of the Archdiocese of the Military Services, USA, and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has issued a statement: “People keep saying, ‘Where’s the next Martin Luther King?’ We’re all called, I think. We’re called by our […]

U.S. Bishops’ Pro-Life Chairman Commends House for Passing “Born Alive” Bill

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives voted 220 to 210 today to pass the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (H.R. 26). “We commend the House of Representatives for passing legislation to protect innocent children from infanticide, and urge the Senate to follow suit,” said Bishop Michael F. Burbidge of Arlington, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic […]

U.S. Bishops’ Annual Collection for the Church in Latin America


WASHINGTON – At Masses on January 21-22, Catholics in parishes across the United States will have the opportunity to support ministry among their poor and suffering neighbors in Central and South America and the Caribbean Islands when their dioceses take up the U.S. bishops’ annual Collection for the Church in Latin America. “The Collection for […]