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Catholic Bishops - Latest News
Oct 5, 2020 - 03:30 pm .- The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has announced the slate of candidates to fill the eight vacancies for committee chairs.
Aug 20, 2020 - 11:30 am .- The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops praised the Trump administration’s efforts to tie U.S. aid to pro-life policy on Thursday, following the release of a report indicating widespread compliance with the Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance policy. 
Jul 27, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- Last weekend, a group of 300 Catholics, including 30 bishops and the apostolic nuncio to the United States, kicked off a yearlong initiative by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops aimed on improving relations with young people. 
Jul 1, 2020 - 12:10 pm .- The new leader of the U.S. Catholic bishops on religious liberty has warned of a “soft despotism” of religious intolerance in the U.S.  Archbishop Thomas Wenski told CNA that “new Jacobins” are driving Catholics from the public square for their beliefs. 
Jun 30, 2020 - 11:00 am .- Leading U.S. bishops praised the Supreme Court’s ruling on Tuesday that religious schools should not be shut out from state benefits solely because of their faith-based status, calling it a “blow” against an “odious legacy of anti-Catholicism.”
Sep 12, 2018 - 06:03 am .- Pope Francis has called for all the presidents of the Catholic bishops’ conferences of the world to meet at the Vatican in February to discuss the issue of sexual abuse of minors.
Jul 12, 2017 - 03:01 am .- The Catholic Church may be thousands of years old, but its bishops are rapidly adjusting to the demands of 21st-century communication.
Jul 6, 2017 - 11:21 am .- Just days after North Korea tested an intercontinental ballistic missile that can reach Alaska, bishops in the United States and Europe have called for the “total elimination of nuclear weapons.”
Jun 14, 2017 - 08:44 am .- Republican House Majority Whip and Catholic Steve Scalise, 51, was among multiple persons shot in an incident at a Congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, Wednesday morning.
Jun 2, 2017 - 02:45 pm .- The body of Cameroon Bishop Jean-Marie Benoît Balla, who has reportedly committed suicide, has been found, African sources have reported.
May 26, 2017 - 04:32 am .- On Friday the Vatican announced that Bishop Angelo de Donatis had been chosen by Pope Francis as the new Vicar of Rome, who will oversee the administrative needs of the Roman diocese, including its clergy.
May 3, 2017 - 03:35 pm .- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on Wednesday sent out a text message alert urging Catholics to sign a petition calling on President Donald Trump to issue an executive order protecting religious freedom.  
Nov 7, 2016 - 04:00 am .- The Vatican announced Monday that recently nominated Cardinal-elect Archbishop Joseph William Tobin of Indianapolis will soon be taking over as the new head of the Newark, N.J. Archdiocese.
Sep 16, 2016 - 01:10 pm .- Like the Good Samaritan in the parable, you have been called to show the mercy of God to the men and women God has placed in your path, Pope Francis said to a group of new bishops on Friday.
Mar 24, 2016 - 07:48 am .- Pope Francis has named Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda as the new head of the Minneapolis-St. Paul archdiocese – a surprise move for the archbishop, who was expected to take over the diocese of Newark in July.
Jan 31, 2015 - 11:32 am .- The Vatican has confirmed the participation of 48 delegates chosen by bishops' conferences to take part in this year's Synod on the Family.  Included on the list are all those elected by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).
Sep 9, 2014 - 08:54 am .- As Cardinal Sean Brady resigns at the customary age of 75, newly appointed Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of Ireland Eamon Martin says he is looking forward to shepherding his new flock.
Dec 4, 2013 - 04:41 pm .- A lawsuit against the U.S. bishops for teaching Catholic hospitals not to perform direct abortions ignores religious freedom protections and laws, a legal expert has said.
Apr 24, 2013 - 05:19 pm .- The recent kidnapping of two Orthodox bishops in Syria has a former diplomat urging the U.S. government to make religious liberty a greater priority in its foreign policy.
Mar 20, 2013 - 05:23 pm .- The bishops of New York met recently with the state’s Catholic governor, Andrew Cuomo, to discuss their objections to his “unacceptable” abortion proposals, as well as other legislative topics.

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