USCCB Updates

Record Crowd Closes Fortnight For Freedom At National Shrine In Washington

WASHINGTON—A crowd of almost 5,000 people filled the 3,500-seat capacity of Washington’s Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, July 4. The Mass in the nation’s capital was the closing bookend liturgy of the June 21-July 4 Fortnight for …

Record Crowd Closes Fortnight For Freedom At National Shrine In Washington

WASHINGTON—A crowd of almost 5,000 people filled the 3,500-seat capacity of Washington’s Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, July 4. The Mass in the nation’s capital was the closing bookend liturgy of the June 21-July 4 Fortnight for …

Religious Retirement Office Distributes $23 Million In Funding

WASHINGTON—The National Religious Retirement Office (NRRO) distributed $23 million in financial assistance in June to 453 religious communities to aid in the care of their senior members. The funds were made possible by the annual collection for the Ret …

Pope Names Detroit Monsignor As Bishop Of Steubenville, Ohio

WASHINGTON—Pope Benedict XVI has named Msgr. Jeffrey Monforton, 49, a priest of the Archdiocese of Detroit, as bishop of Steubenville, Ohio.