USCCB Updates

USCCB Chairmen Praise Introduction of the ‘Marriage and Religious Freedom Act’ in the Senate

Non-discrimination Act necessary because of intolerance 

USCCB Chairmen Praise Introduction of the ‘Marriage and Religious Freedom Act’ in the Senate 

Non-discrimination Act necessary because of intolerance

Bishop Pates Welcomes Pope Francis’ First World Day of Peace Message

Pope highlights fraternity as ‘foundation and pathway’ to peace 

USCCB Committee on Migration Designates February 8 as a Day of Prayer for Survivors and Victims of Human TraffickingUSCCB Committee on Migration Designates February 8 as a Day of Prayer for Survivors and Victims of Human Trafficking

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committee on Migration designated February 8 as an annual day of prayer for survivors and victims of human trafficking.

Bishop Wester Urges Senate to Support Community Access Cable Channels

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Senate should support local cable channels and the programming they carry by supporting a bill that preserves them, said the chairman of the Committee on Communications of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). Bishop John … 

Pope Names Bishops for Mississippi, Texas DiocesesPope Names Bishops for Mississippi, Texas Dioceses

WASHINGTON—Pope Francis has named Father Joseph R. Kopacz, 63, a priest of the Diocese of Scranton and pastor of Holy Trinity Parish, Mt. Pocono, Pennsylvania, as bishop of Jackson, Mississippi, and accepted the resignation of Bishop Joseph Latino,76, …

U.S. Bishops’ Justice and Peace Committees Join Pope Francis’ Global Anti-Hunger Campaign, ‘One Human Family, Food for All’

WASHINGTON—The committees of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops dealing with international and domestic justice issues have joined Pope Francis and Caritas Internationalis in a global campaign to combat hunger, which begins December 10 and runs