USCCB Updates

 

USCCB Facebook Asks: How Do You Prepare for Christmas?

Catholics will be asked “How do you prepare for Christmas?” and encouraged to share photos in exchange for a new book series on Pope Francis from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). The question and book giveaway will be posted …

Members of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops pray before the second day of proceedings at the bishops' annual fall meeting Nov. 12 in Baltimore. (CNS photo/Nancy Phelan Wiechec)

 USCCB Facebook Asks: How Do You Prepare for Christmas? 

 

Catholics will be asked “How do you prepare for Christmas?” and encouraged to share photos in exchange for a new book series on Pope Francis from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). The question and book giveaway will be posted …

USCCB Subcommittee Chairman Decries Marriage Redefinition and Misuse of Pope Francis’ Words in Illinois

Calls redefining marriage a serious injustice… 

USCCB Launches Book Series on Pope Francis

The Simple Wisdom of Pope Francis Series, two brief books of homespun messages of Pope Francis, have been released by the U. S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Communications Department. The first, on hope, is 66 pages; the second,

Subcommittee on the Church in Central and Eastern Europe Awards $1.6 Million in Grants

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Subcommittee on Aid to the Church in Central and Eastern Europe evaluated and approved grant proposals for 2014 during the bishops’ annual fall General Assembly, November 11-14, in Baltimore. 

Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City Named Chairman of Board of Catholic Relief Services; Succeeds Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas of Tucson

Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City has been appointed chairman of the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Board of Directors by Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). …

Bishop Vann Named Chair, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) Board, Succeeds Bishop Garcia

Bishop Kevin Vann of Orange, California, has been appointed chairman of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) Board of Directors by Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president of the U.S. Conference of Cat

Pope names seminary rector bishop of Fort Worth, Texas

Pope Francis has named Msgr. Michael Olson, 47, a priest of the Diocese of Fort Worth, Texas and rector of Holy Trinity Seminary at the University of Dallas in Irving, Texas, as bishop of Fort Worth.

USCCB Committee on Migration Chairman urges approval of Temporary Protected Status for Philippine Citizens

The chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committee on Migration urged the Department of Homeland Security and the White House to grant Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Philippine citizens residing in the United States …

Annual Collection Helps Religious Communities Address Retirement Shortfall

The annual Retirement Fund for Religious collection will be held December 7-8 in Catholic parishes across the nation. Now in its 26th year, the collection is coordinated by the National Religious Retirement Office (NRRO) and benefits over

Bishop Blaire, Bishop Pates Urge Budget Conference Committee to Protect Poor and Vulnerable While Responsibly Replacing Sequestration

As Congress works on a budget package, it should replace sequestration and protect programs that serve the poor and vulnerable, at home and abroad, wrote Bishop Richard E. Pates of Des Moines, Iowa, and Bishop Stephen E. Blaire of Stockton, …