Hope can overcome the most painful experiences, Msgr. Bransfield tells USCCB
Philadelphia priest Msgr. Brian Bransfield ended his term as general secretary of the USCCB Nov. 17 and painted a parallel for the bishops with the lessons of Father Steve Dougherty, his childhood pastor and priest friend.
USCCB president apologizes to clergy abuse victims as report is released
Expressing gratitude to Pope Francis for the report on defrocked Cardinal McCarrick, Archbishop Jose Gomez said the findings mark "another tragic chapter in the church's long struggle to confront the crimes of sexual abuse by clergy."
USCCB promotes ‘Election Novena’ to pray for nation
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is encouraging people of faith to take part in an election novena beginning Oct. 26 and ending Nov. 3, Election Day -- see the prayers for each day here.
USCCB urges Congress, White House to reach COVID-19 relief deal
A leader with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has urged Congress and the White House to agree on the next COVID-19 relief package that meets the urgent needs of the nation.
USCCB brief: ‘Actual innocence’ warrants Florida capital case retrial
Citing "overwhelming evidence," the U.S. bishops told the Supreme Court Jan. 17 that claims of "actual innocence" by death-row inmate James Milton Dailey must be resolved on merit and "cannot be dismissed on any procedural grounds."
USCCB president urges world leaders to seek dialogue, peace
Hours after Iran launched missiles at two Iraqi bases Jan. 8, Archbishop Jose Gomez prayed "that Jesus Christ might strengthen the peacemakers, comfort the suffering and protect the innocent."
‘Violence in the name of God is blasphemy,’ USCCB president says
In a Dec. 31 statement, Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles denounced a global rise in anti-Semitic attacks and the ongoing persecution of Christians, saying that protecting religious freedom "should be among the highest priorities of every government."
USCCB president urges special prayers for pope’s 50 years as a priest
Four days before Pope Francis celebrates his 83rd birthday Dec. 17, he will celebrate 50 years as a priest -- a ministry he sees as being a shepherd who walks with his flock and yearns to find those who are lost.