Father Craig Vasek, a priest of the Diocese of Crookston, Minnesota, has been appointed as a specialist in the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Secretariat of Evangelization and Catechesis to help implement the multiyear National Eucharistic Revival.
Some adjustments to prayers are subtle, leaving some Catholics asking, “why?” The answer is rooted in history, starting with the founding of the Church, when its ancient texts were written in Latin.
Proposed changes to the Affordable Care Act announced by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on July 25 are “a violation of religious freedom and bad medicine,” according to multiple U.S. bishops’ conference chairmen.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has renewed a longstanding pledge of solidarity with Africa, highlighting a blossoming Catholic population and the need for the U.S. government to provide the continent with more support.
Two abortion measures passed by the House July 15 “promote an extreme abortion agenda,” said Jeanne Mancini, president of March for Life.
In the wake of another mass shooting in the United States, multiple United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) committee chairmen are appealing to people from different walks of life to advocate against an increasing nationwide gun violence trend.
U.S. bishops reacted to the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade with appreciation for the decision, combined with an emphasis on the long road and important work ahead in terms of support, advocacy, and dialogue with abortion supporters.
When about 300 Catholic leaders gather Thursday, June 23 to Sunday, June 26, in Chicago for the U.S. Bishops’ Conference’s “Journeying Together” initiative, they’ll have completed almost two years of virtual meetings and dialogues that weren’t originally planned, but which laid a foundation for them to build upon.
In about two months’ time, the one-year anniversary of a tragic earthquake and presidential assassination in Haiti will have passed, and the state of the Caribbean nation appears to be even worse, or as Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami describes: “as bad as it’s ever been.”
In response to a recent string of mass shootings, four U.S. bishops’ conference chairmen have called on Congress to work towards legislation that “addresses all aspects of the crisis,” mainly gun control, mental health, and declining family life.