U.S. Bishop Chairman Mourns Loss of Life in Mass Shooting in Boulder, CO

March 24, 2021

WASHINGTON — Following a mass shooting at a supermarket in Boulder, CO, Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development issued the following statement:

USCCB Committee Chairman Encourages Dioceses To Implement Walking With Moms in Need

WASHINGTON—Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas and chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities has issued the following update on Walking with Moms in Need.

Archbishop Naumann’s full statement follows:


Cardinal O'Malley to Lead Lenten Retreat on CatholicTV March 22-26 7pm

The CatholicTV Network / Monday - Friday, March 22-26 at 7:00pm ET Prepare your heart for Holy Week by tuning in to a 5-night retreat with Cardinal Seán O’Malley on CatholicTV. Each evening you’ll hear a talk from the Cardinal, meditate on a passage from Scripture, and ponder relevant reflection questions. Join us in prayer as we draw near to the end of our Lenten journey. Retreat Reflection Questions


USCCB Chairmen Welcome Designation of Temporary Protected Status for Venezuela

March 11, 2021

WASHINGTON—On March 8, 2021, the Biden Administration announced that it will be designating Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). TPS is a statutorily authorized immigration status, subject to certain conditions, that allows individuals to remain and work in the U.S. during a period in which it is deemed unsafe for them to return to their home country. This particular designation is valid for eighteen months, and it is subject to renewal if the relevant conditions are found to be ongoing at the time of expiration.

Statement of U.S. Bishops’ President on Abortion Funding in American Rescue Plan

March 5, 2021

WASHINGTON—Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued a statement on abortion funding in the American Rescue Plan.

Archbishop Gomez’s full statement follows:

“Our nation needs to heal, come together, and help one another. The American Rescue Plan is an important step in the right direction. It should provide much needed assistance for American families and businesses hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic.


U.S. Bishop Chairmen for Doctrine and for Pro-Life Address the Use of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 Vaccine

March 2, 2021

WASHINGTON– On March 2, Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of Fort Wayne-South Bend, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Doctrine, and Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas, chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Pro-Life Activities, issued a statement on the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine recently approved for use in the United States.