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USCCB
July 30, 2021
The US Bishops’ Conference is to issue a teaching document “on the beauty and power of the Eucharist”.  It is overdue. In 2019, a Pew survey suggested that barely a third of US Catholics believe in the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. This is a scandal, evidence of a failure of grassroots catechisis,
June 28, 2021
Maybe the bishops should make an example of the President of the United States. Maybe they ought to name him and shame him as the Dissenter-in-Chief, the bully champion of his political party’s mad promotion of so-called “abortion rights” and insane addiction to the big cheques of the abortion interest. Perhaps they ought to excommunicate the lot of ’em. Maybe. It doesn't matter. They aren’t going to.
June 23, 2021
I would not have made the decision that the American Catholic bishops just made. They voted by a three-to-one majority to authorize the drafting of a statement on “on the meaning of the Eucharist in the life of the Church.” It has been reported as having a single, simple political motivation, to bar pro-choice politicians
June 19, 2021
The American bishops have agreed to write a statement on whether pro-choice Catholic politicians may receive Communion. It's needed, though it will be toothless. But that's not the real issue, anymore. The problem is many of them now oppose the Church living by her principles, when those principles contradict Democratic party policy.
June 16, 2021
The bishops of the United States are meeting virtually for their regular spring Plenary Assembly from Wednesday through Friday of this week, with a full agenda including votes on causes for canonization, liturgical translations, and policy statements on pastoral ministry to native Americans and young people heading the agenda. However, the meeting is likely to
June 03, 2021
“Through prayer, education, and public action during Religious Freedom Week, the USCCB hopes to promote the essential right of religious freedom for Catholics and for those of all faiths.”
May 13, 2021
In a statement released Wednesday, the USCCB laments a serious shortfall in fundraising efforts for the CCC, due largely to a “perfect storm” of increasing demands and plunging donations.
March 23, 2021
Washington D.C., Mar 22, 2021 / 04:30 pm MT (CNA).- The U.S. bishops’ conference denounced racism and violence following last week’s shootings in Atlanta that killed six Asian women.