- Jan 25, 2020
Representatives of the U.S. bishops expressed sorrow after three U.S. firefighters died in an air crash while fighting bushfires in Australia.
Pope Francis “has our backs” in the pro-life cause, Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas, said to applause in his Jan. 23 homily at the opening Mass of the National Vigil for Life.
A Dallas law firm and a Rhode Island parishioner alleged in a federal lawsuit that the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops misled donors nationwide regarding the purposes of the annual Peter’s Pence collection.
For more than 50 years, the U.S. bishops’ annual Collection for the Church in Latin America has been a sign of solidarity between Catholics in the United States, in Latin America and the Caribbean.
In marking the “sorrowful anniversary” Jan. 22 of the Supreme Court’s ruling legalizing abortion nationwide, the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ pro-life committee said the Catholic Church’s pastoral response to all mothers in need “will soon intensify.”
In an amicus brief to a Florida capital murder case, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops told the Supreme Court the claims of “actual innocence” of the Florida man sentenced to death for the crime “must be resolved on the merits and cannot be dismissed on any procedural grounds.”