(RNS) In a shift from past opposition, the hierarchy is warning the GOP-controlled Congress not to repeal Obamacare without providing a replacement that provides as much coverage.
WASHINGTON (RNS) A conference featuring leading voices from the U.S. hierarchy may be a preview of a new agenda that opposes Republican plans.
(RNS) The bishops put a Mexican-born archbishop in line to become the first Latino to lead the American hierarchy. But they seemed hesitant to fully endorse Pope Francis' approach.
(RNS) But the three officials were circumspect in their critique and did not mention the vice president by name. Two factors may explain their relative reticence.
(RNS) How did something as fundamentally American as religious freedom become a culture war weapon against LGBT people and their families?
(RNS) “Joy of Love” is getting a mixed reaction from U.S. Catholics and others.
(RNS) Cardinal Donald Wuerl just turned 75 and submitted his resignation to Pope Francis. But don't wave goodbye yet -- Wuerl is too valuable to the pontiff, and to the future of the "Francis effect."
(RNS) Archbishop Joseph Kurtz also laments the Planned Parenthood attack and violence "in the name of God," and calls for stricter gun control.
(RNS) The bishops’ new initiative resisting porn is likely to gain many unexpected allies, including many feminists.
BALTIMORE (RNS) More than any other item on the agenda of the bishops’ annual meeting, the debate over the voter guide revealed deep divides among the bishops and provided a snapshot of the extent of the “Francis effect” on the U.S. hierarchy.
BALTIMORE (RNS) Reorienting the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' agenda so dramatically and after so many years of doing things the same way is not expected to be easy.
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) In his final Mass before nearly 1 million people, the pope called on the Catholic Church to be open to everyone and to change -- flashpoint themes for a major Vatican meeting of bishops next week.
WASHINGTON (RNS) In a personal and powerful talk, Francis gave the American bishops a new set of marching orders, away from the tempting path of culture warriors and toward an "inclusive" approach that stresses dialogue.
Groups pushing for this include the Church World Service, representing 37 Christian denominations, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, and the Jewish refugee assistance agency HIAS.
ST. LOUIS – Members of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops kicked off their annual spring assembly by denouncing racism as an "evil."