U.S. Bishops

It’s unlikely the sides can come to a solution, said Bruce Morrill, a Vanderbilt University professor of theological studies
The practice of Catholicism by U.S. Hispanics has never been higher, but the needs of this huge community require the Church to do more.
The Rev. Joseph E. Kurtz, Archbishop of Louisville, was elected President Of US Catholic Bishops today at the Catholic Bishops
One goal of the U.S. bishops this year is to improve homilies at Mass. Homilies and music are integral to helping people experience God's presence.
The bishops may take some satisfaction in an approval rating of 70 percent, but raising poll numbers was never their goal. The year 2012 still presents challenges, especially in the area of sexual abuse.
The bishops' Fortnight for Freedom is over, but the concern for religious liberty has only begun to be heard. Now where do those who want to stand up for religious freedom go? The answer is everywhere because religious freedom is a worldwide concern.
Health care for all has been a goal for the U.S. bishops for almost a century. Yet despite the apparent Supreme Court victory June 28 for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the nation still does not have health care for all.
I was raised Roman Catholic -- a product of Catholic school education through Grades 1-12, taught by the nuns, Sisters of Mercy. I regret that in the past I never understood their real value. I do now.
With his opening tweets, the immensely popular Jesuit priest Rev. James Martin, SJ started his drive to remember how much
Several other prominent Catholic universities in the U.S., including Georgetown, DePaul and Fordham, offer contraceptive
Reams of paper emanate from the HHS about how to "accommodate" religious groups that are upset by their recent mandate. Yet for all the fallen trees, HHS ignores a neuralgic point: the government has overstepped its boundaries when it defines what constitutes religious ministry.
Conservative groups in particular found power and leverage with so-called wedge issues such as abortion and gay marriage in the past. With contraception, however, they've awoken the sleeping giant voting majority who don't want their ovaries to be debated.
The guiding principle when confronting child sexual abuse is to remember that it is most of all about the person who was abused. It is not about the offender, the institution or anyone's reputation.
Could same-sex marriage proponents be fighting on the wrong front?
Bishops and Fed officials may think they are beyond examination. But for the good of the organizations themselves, the rest of us need to bring them to earth and demand accountability.