WASHINGTON – Following news of the earthquake this morning in Haiti and reports of casualties and heavy damage caused to property and the infrastructure by the intensity of the seismic activity, Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, issued the following statement:
Catholic Charities USA and its 160-plus member agencies have a long history of serving their communities to help the most vulnerable find affordable housing, vital food assistance and nutrition, mental and physical integrated healthcare, and economic self-sufficiency and stability. (Read more)
The Office of Catholic Schools and its principals and directors, in collaboration with the Florida Department of Education, Florida Catholic Conference of Bishops, local health officials, and other Diocesan staff, have worked diligently to develop a school return to campus plan that allows students to continue their studies in person through processes that reduce health-related risks ...
U.S. Bishops Conference President Responds to Holy Father’s Apostolic Letter Motu Proprio “On the Use of the Roman Liturgy Prior to the Reform of 1970” WASHINGTON – Earlier today, Pope Francis issued an apostolic letter, Traditionis custodes modifying the norms regulating the use of the 1962 Roman Missal issued before the reforms of the Second Vatican Council. Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, issued the following statement in response:
I have recently received emails from parishioners who are disturbed about news articles regarding my participation at the Association of United States Catholic Priests (AUSCP) held last month. If you are concerned, rest assured; it’s not as bad as those angry websites make it out to be. I have found that you can never trust the media completely, as they always seem to omit some important details.
Since the conclusion of the Spring Plenary Assembly of the U.S. bishops last week, there has been much attention on the vote taken to draft a document on the Eucharist. The question of whether or not to deny any individual or groups Holy Communion was not on the ballot. The vote by the bishops last week tasked the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Doctrine to begin the drafting of a teaching document on the Eucharist.
HUNTINGTON, Ind. (CNS) — In the months leading up to the U.S. bishops’ spring general assembly held June 16-18, headlines in both secular and Catholic media focused primarily on one issue: the potential of a document on eucharistic consistency and what that would mean in the political sphere.
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Vote to Write a Document on the Meaning of the Eucharist in the Life of the Church - Statement of Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
"The time has come to end the dispensation and ensure that all baptized Catholics return to the practice – indeed, the obligation – of attending the celebration of the Eucharist (i.e., Mass) every Sunday and on Holy Days of Obligation." (Read more of Bishop Wack's letter)
The Catholic schools of the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee are currently participating in a St. Joseph Devotional Project. As Pope Francis has proclaimed, 2021 is the "Year of St. Joseph." In celebration, our schools are focusing on teachings about the head of the Holy Family.
Greetings in the Risen Lord. In celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, we rejoice in the gift of new life that God bestows on us every day. As well, with the good news that more of us are being vaccinated – and the numbers of those infected with Covid-19 remain relatively low in our diocese at this point – we thank God that we are in a position to celebrate Mass with fewer restrictions.
Following the verdict in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis, Minnesota today, Bishop Shelton J. Fabre of Houma-Thibodaux, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism, and Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City, chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development issued a statement.
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 a statement.
St. Vincent de Paul Seminary has announced that faculty member and former President and Rector Msgr. Stephen Bosso, has been awarded the Marten Visiting Faculty Fellowship in Preaching at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana.
The development of vaccines to combat the COVID-19 pandemic has received much public attention and raised several ethical questions related to their development and use. This document is intended to provide concise answers to some of those ethical questions as well as links to more in-depth resources.
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.