USCCB Updates

Father John Crossin Named Head of Bishops’ Ecumenical, Interreligious Secretariat

Father John William Crossin, a member of the Oblates of St. Francis De Sales, has been named executive director of the Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).


Anglican Ordinariate for U.S, to be established January 1; Bishop Kevin Vann Named Delegate for Pastoral Provision

Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington announced November 15 that the new ordinariate for former Anglicans in the United States will be established January 1, the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God.


Cardinal DiNardo Urges Senate to Strike Provisions In Appropriations Bills Threatening Human Life

The U.S. Senate should vote to remove four provisions that pose a direct threat to human life from a package of three appropriations bills, said the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities. In a November 14 letter, Cardinal


Bishops Vote for Secretary-Elect of Conference, Chairs-Elect of Five Committees, Chair Of International Justice and Peace at General Meeting

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) voted for the secretary-elect of USCCB, the chairmen-elect of five committees and the chairman of the Committee on International Justice and Peace at their annual Fall General Assembly, November


Bishops Announce Guidelines for Intercultural Competence in Ministry

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Cultural Diversity presented its guidelines on intercultural competence for ecclesial ministers at a special evening session to more than 40 bishops, staff and guests on Sunday


Bishops Launch New Website, Marriage: Unique For A Reason

Catholics seeking reliable information on what the Catholic Church teaches about marriage will now be able to visit www.marriageuniqueforareason.org, a website featuring resources such as an extensive FAQ section on the meaning of marriage, a