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  Catholic News Service The U.S. Council of Catholic Bishops Nov. 17 elected Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr of Cincinnati as  treasurer-elect. He received 126 votes to 110 for Bishop John M. LeVoir of New Ulm, Minnesota, on the second day of the USCCB’s annual fall general assembly in Baltimore. Next year, Archbishop Schnurr

Staff Report During their Nov. 16-19 general assembly in Baltimore, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops will vote for a treasurer-elect for the USCCB as well as chairmen-elect for six standing committees. Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr of Cincinnati, and Bishop John M. LeVoir of New Ulm, Minnesota are both nominated for

By Mark Pattison Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — The U.S. bishops will consider whether to approve a new introductory note and a limited revision of their quadrennial statement on political responsibility during their Nov. 16-19 fall general assembly in Baltimore. The statement, “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship,” is reissued every

By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate passed legislation to reauthorize the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom Sept. 30, but the measure was awaiting action by the House. A day earlier Bishop Oscar Cantu of Las Cruces, New Mexico, urged Congress in a letter to pass the

By Mark Pattison Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — “Individual reflection and action is critical” when it comes to improving the conditions of workers in the United States and elsewhere, said Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski of Miami, chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, in the U.S. bishops’

Press Release USCCB WASHINGTON—The U.S. Supreme Court decision, June 26, interpreting the U.S. Constitution to require all states to license and recognize same-sex “marriage” “is a tragic error that harms the common good and most vulnerable among us,” said Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president of the U.S.

By Mariana Karapinka Catholic News Service KHARKIV, Ukraine — In post-Soviet Ukraine, churches are rebuilding. Not just structures, but parish communities as well. A delegation from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops got to see for themselves the progress that Roman Catholic and Ukrainian Greek Catholic communities were making during

CNS Reports The bishops of the United States, including Auxiliary Bishop of Cincinnati Joseph R. Binzer, are gathered in St. Louis, Mo. for their spring general assembly. The meeting, which began June 10 wraps up today. Below are highlights from the meetings thus far. U.S. bishops’ spring assembly opens with

  WASHINGTON—People of all faiths are called to pray for victims of religious persecution and violence and work to protect the marginalized and persecuted around the world, according to a statement of the Administrative Committee of the U.S. bishops, approved March 10. The bishops said Lent is a time for

USCCB WASHINGTON—In the wake of the brutal murders of twenty one Coptic Christians at the hands of the Islamic State (ISIS) in Libya, increased support to protect religious minorities and civilians should be combined with adequate humanitarian assistance and other assets, said the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic