USCCB Updates

USCCB Migration Committee To Travel to U.S.-Mexico Border to Remember Fallen Migrants, Highlight Human Consequences of Broken Immigration System

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, USCCB President, Issues Statement on Ukraine

Archbishop Wenski, Catholic Charities’ Father Larry Snyder Urge Congressional Support for Second Chance Act

USCCB Migration Committee To Travel to U.S.-Mexico Border to Remember Fallen Migrants, Highlight Human Consequences of Broken Immigration System 

Trip follows example of Pope Francis at Lampedusa

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, USCCB President, Issues Statement on Ukraine

Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, issued a statement on Ukraine, March 4, and cited concerns for “current tensions and troubling events which continue to unfold there.” His comments followed…

Archbishop Wenski, Catholic Charities’ Father Larry Snyder Urge Congressional Support for Second Chance Act

Congress should take an important step to address issues faced by the more than 650,000 men, women and juveniles who reenter society each year from prisons, jails and detention centers. This was the message of the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ …

Bishop Pates, Southern Baptist Leader Urge Senators to Advance Bill to Create Special Envoy for Religious Freedom

The U.S. Senate should act quickly to address a “growing crisis of religious minorities” by allowing a vote on S. 653, a bill to establish a Special Envoy to Promote Religious Freedom of Religious Minorities in the Near East and South Central …

Pope Names Portland, Oregon Priest as Auxiliary Bishop of Portland

Pope Francis has named Father Peter Smith, 56, vicar general and moderator of the curia of the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon as auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Portland.