USCCB (US Conference of Catholic Bishops)

Catholic Bishops’ Agency Admits to Deceptive Funding Scheme, Breaking Own Grant Rules

NEWS PROVIDED BY Michael Hichborn, Lepanto Institute March 17, 2021 PARTLOW, Va., March 17, 2021 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), the official domestic anti-poverty agency of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) admitted that... read more

The Bishops and Eucharistic Coherence

By Judie Brown, American Life League, March 16, 2021 Coherence is the logical way of presenting the facts. It is another word for consistency. Since the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has decided to address Eucharistic coherence, we can presume that they have deemed it a matter of... read more

Joe Biden Collides with Catholic Bishops over Equality Act

President Joe Biden urged Congress Friday to “swiftly pass” the Equality Act, setting him squarely on a collision course with the U.S. Catholic Bishops. “Full equality has been denied to LGBTQ+ Americans and their families for far too long,” Biden said in a statement. “Despite the... read more

Archbishop Naumann: Biden’s Self-Contradictory Catholicism on Abortion Deserves Correction

Archbishop Naumann’s interview comes just weeks after Biden became the second Catholic to serve as U.S. president, with administration officials making a point to emphasize his Mass attendance. Catholic News Agency, February 17, 2021 WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s long... read more

Analysis: The communion controversy could be far greater than just pro-abortion politicians

By Matt Hadro Washington D.C., Feb 10, 2021 / 10:00 am MT (CNA).- Once again, U.S. bishops are debating whether to apply the canonical penalty of denying Communion to unrepentantly pro-abortion Catholic politicians. While this conversation has been occurring for years within the conference,... read more

The USCCB’s Ill-Considered Anti-Racism

By Declan Leary, Crisis, February 10, 2021 On the few occasions that the USCCB has, as a body, decided to publicly criticize now-President Joe Biden for his more egregious rejections of Church teaching, a reminder has always been included that the bishops eagerly look forward to working with... read more

Bishops Misfire on “Racial Equity”

By Robert Royal, Catholic Thing, February 8, 2021 The American bishops drew a crucial distinction in a statement on President Biden’s Inauguration Day between things on which they can cooperate and “dialogue” with the new administration and those on which they cannot. Those distinctions... read more

Bishops must act on—not just talk about—Biden’s abortion advocacy

By Phil Lawler | Jan 25, 2021 Spare me, please, from the excited praise of “courageous” American bishops who have issued statements saying that abortion advocacy by President Biden (and other Catholic politicians) is incompatible with the Catholic faith. Of course it’s incompatible... read more

Cardinal Cupich Seems to Be the Vatican’s Choice

COMMENTARY: All popes have their favorites in the US. However, papal favor is not equivalent to wise pastoral leadership. Father Raymond J. de Souza, Commentaries, February 5, 2021 Much was made of Cardinal Blase Cupich’s meeting with Pope Francis, just 10 days after his public criticism... read more

The Catechism Crisis

BY AARON SENG, JANUARY 27, 2021 We are currently witnessing the greatest catechetical crisis in the history of the Church. In 2018, Pope Francis revised the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) to change its teaching on the death penalty—a controversy that continues to be challenged by... read more

ARCHBISHOP JOSÉ GOMEZ: A PROFILE IN EPISCOPAL COURAGE

by George Weigel, First Things, January 21, 2021During their annual meeting in November of last year, a critical mass of the Catholic bishops of the United States recognized that Joe Biden’s election to the presidency had brought the Church to a critical point. The president-elect had long... read more