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January 30, 2017 Tony Stieritz, Director, Catholic Social Action On behalf of Archbishop Dennis Schnurr, thank you, Mayor Cranley, and thank you, everyone gathered here today. The Catholic Church in the United States has for some time advocated for a comprehensive immigration reform as the true solution to our broken

As the presidential nominees prepare for their third and final debate this Wednesday evening and just weeks away from Election Day, Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz has released the following video statement. The video is a follow-up to his written statement of last week which invites Catholics to take time prior

A statement from Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops WASHINGTON—At this important time in our nation’s history, I encourage all of us to take a moment to reflect on one of the founding principles of our republic – the freedom

USCCB Press Release WASHINGTON—Father Andrew V. Menke has been appointed executive director of the Secretariat of Divine Worship for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).  The appointment is effective January 1, 2017. Father Menke, 43, is a priest of the diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska and has served as associate

WASHINGTON—Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has appointed Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr of Cincinnati as USCCB treasurer. Archbishop Schnurr will assume the position recently left by Bishop Kevin J. Farrell of Dallas, who has been appointed by Pope Francis as the first prefect

An April 21 news release from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops reported that 548 men are slated to be ordained to the priesthood in the U.S. this year. That number is slightly down from 595 in 2015, but up from 477 in 2014. The same report that notes the total number

The Paschal Triduum is a three-day period beginning with Holy Thursday evening and culminating in the celebration of Easter. According to the General Norms for the Liturgical Year and the Calendar, the Triduum, which means three days, goes from Thursday evening with the Mass of the Lord’s Supper until Evening Prayer on

The “fingerprints of Pope Francis” are on the recent Synod on the Family, Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville said Dec. 9 at the James J. Gardner Lecture on Moral Theology. Archbishop Kurtz, who is president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and who was a delegate to the

Archbishop of Louisville and president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Joseph E. Kurtz will speak at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Dec. 9 at the Athenaeum of Ohio’s Bartlett Center. Archbishop Kurtz’s talk, “Inspiring and Accompanying Families in Christ: Reflections on the Synods on the Family,” will draw on his

On this Nov. 26 we in the United States of America celebrate Thanksgiving Day. Following pauses to say grace, it is no doubt a great deal of turkey will be consumed and much football will be watched. Belts will loosen and living rooms will fill to the brim with the