USCCB (US Conference of Catholic Bishops)

Defund the USCCB

BY FRANCIS LEE,  JUNE 19, 2020 “Judas was the first Catholic Bishop to accept a government grant.” — Peter Kreeft An integral part of Pope Paul VI’s vision of a more “synodal” Church, his muto proprio Ecclesiae Sanctae called for the establishment of national bishops’... read more

US archbishop rebukes brother bishops for claiming abortion not ‘preeminent’ voting issue

Archbishop Samuel Aquila wrote that there are a few bishops who 'sadly ... should know better' than to downplay the critical importance of human life. By Doug Mainwaring DENVER, April 3, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – A U.S. archbishop published a commentary criticizing his brother bishops who... read more

USCCB Staff Reverses Bishops’ Decision On Abortion Issue

By CHRISTOPHER MANION, February 15, 2020 At the USCCB’s annual meeting last November, America’s bishops considered updating their document entitled Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizens. The text, published every four years, represents a classic in the genre of boring, meandering... read more

U.S. bishops praise rule publicizing abortion ‘surcharge’ in health plan exchanges

Washington D.C., Dec 23, 2019 / 03:00 pm (CNA).- The U.S. bishops have welcomed changes to the way abortion coverage is billed in some federally-funded health plan exchanges, saying the changes will allow Americans to choose health care plans consistent with their views. “I commend the... read more

Chicago Archbishop Presses Moral Equivalency of Abortion to Other Issues

By Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D., Breitbart News, November 21, 2019 Chicago archbishop Blase Cupich has once again downplayed the centrality of abortion as moral and political issue, insisting it must be seen as just one element of “a consistent ethic of life.” In an op-ed Wednesday in... read more

Analysis: US Bishops at Odds Over Abortion and the ‘Francis Test’

Contention ensued over amendments to a letter meant to accompany a series of videos aimed at helping Catholics engage with the American political process. Ed Condon/CAN/November 13, 2019 BALTIMORE — During the second day of the USCCB’s fall General Assembly in Baltimore, divisions among... read more

Bishops vote to revise strategic priorities for the early 2020s

By Mark Pattison, Catholic News Service, November 11, 2019 The U.S. bishops voted overwhelmingly Nov. 11 in Baltimore on a revised set of strategic priorities to take them into the next decade. The vote was 214-4 to adopt the new set of strategic priorities and plans for 2021-24, with two... read more

‘I just wanted to be a priest’: Archbishop Gomez elected president of USCCB

By JD Flynn, Catholic News Agency When he became a priest four decades ago, Archbishop Jose Gomez did not expect that he would one day lead the largest archdiocese in the U.S., or the country’s bishops’ conference. “I just wanted to be a priest,” Gomez told CNA with a laugh,... read more
The USCCB General Assembly, Nov. 12, 2018.

Analysis: USCCB elections and the Church’s theological vision

by JD Flynn, Cathlic News Agency, November 10, 2019 The U.S. bishops’ conference fall meeting is unlikely to offer any surprises to Church observers watching the assembly. In fact, while the meeting will begin Monday, its only real surprise came weeks ago, when the list of candidates for the... read more

US bishops counter narrative of resistance to Pope Francis

Statement from USCCB says Austen Ivereigh’s new book Wounded Shepherd “perpetuates an unfortunate and inaccurate myth that the Holy Father finds resistance among the leadership and staff of the U.S. Bishops Conference…” Catholic News Agency, November 7, 2019 The U.S. bishops’... read more
Archbishop Jose Gomez (LA)

The U.S. Bishops and Vatican Heartburn

By Russell Shaw, the Catholic Thing, October 21, 2019 “I expect this will cause a bit of heartburn at the Civiltà Cattolica,” a man who writes about Church affairs recently remarked to a colleague. He meant the list of candidates for president and vice president of the U.S. Conference... read more