USCCB Updates

Working people struggling to support themselves and their families should be protected from lenders who look to exploit their financial insecurity, said Bishop Stephen E. Blaire of Stockton, California, chairman of the Committee on Domestic …

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)

 

Bishop Blaire Urges Greater Protection Against Payday Loans in Letter to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Working people struggling to support themselves and their families should be protected from lenders who look to exploit their financial insecurity, said Bishop Stephen E. Blaire of Stockton, California, chairman of the Committee on Domestic …

U.S. Bishops Issue ‘Special Message’ on HHS Mandate at Conclusion of General Assembly

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) issued a “Special Message” at the conclusion of their fall General Assembly, November 13, in Baltimore. USCCB regulations regarding statements and publications define a Special Message as a statement, …

USCCB Chairman Responds to Marriage Redefinition in Hawaii

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco, chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage, responded today to the bill passed by the Hawaii legislature and signed by the governor to redefine marriage.

Bishops Call for Pastoral Statement on Pornography

The U.S Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) approved the drafting of a formal statement on pornography to be issued from the entire body of bishops. Following a presentation by Bishop Richard J. Malone of Buffalo, New York, chair-elect of …

U.S. Bishops Approve Use of Mexican Translation of Roman Missal; Order of Celebrating Marriage, Options for Marriage Ceremony

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) approved five liturgical items presented by the Committee on Divine Worship during the annual Fall General Assembly in Baltimore, November 12. The approved items include the use of the Mexican …

Bishops Receive Update on Reconstruction in Haiti

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) viewed a video reporting on the reconstruction work accomplished in Haiti during their fall Assembly in Baltimore. The video was presented November 11, by Archbishop Dennis Schnurr of Cincinnati, …