February 2018


National call-in day for the protection of dreamers, Feb. 26

Washington, D.C. – Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), along with USCCB vice-president, Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, and Bishop Joe S. Vásquez,chairman, USCCB Committee on Migration, have issued a call to U.S. Catholics and people of good will across the nation to take part in a […]

U.S. Catholic Bishops chairman of ecumenical and interreligious affairs offers condolences on the death of the Rev. Billy Graham

Washington, D.C. – His Excellency, Bishop Joseph Bambera of Scranton, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Office for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, has issued the following statement on receiving the news of the Rev. Billy Graham’s death: “Headlines today will describe Billy Graham as the preacher to millions and the advisor of presidents […]

Pope Francis names Auxiliary Bishop of the Military Services as Auxiliary Bishop of Rockville Centre

Washington, D.C. – Pope Francis has transferred Auxiliary Bishop Robert J. Coyle of the Archdiocese for the Military Services to the office of auxiliary bishop for the Diocese of Rockville Centre. The appointment was publicized in Washington on February 20, 2018, by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States. Bishop Coyle was born on […]

Pope Francis names new Auxiliary Bishop of Atlanta

Washington, D.C. – Pope Francis has appointed Father Joel Konzen, S.M, as a new auxiliary bishop in the Archdiocese of Atlanta, Georgia. Father Konzen is a member of the Society of Mary (Marists) and currently serves as the principal of Marist School in Atlanta. The appointment was publicized in Washington by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic […]

USCCB president, vice president, and migration chair snnounce National Call-in Day for dreamers for February 26

Washington, D.C. – Late last week, the Senate failed to achieve the 60 votes needed to move forward with debate on legislation to provide relief to Dreamers.  Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, USCCB President; Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, USCCB Vice President; and Bishop Joe S. Vásquez of Austin, Chairman of the USCCB […]

President of U.S. Bishops Conference encourages Catholics to join Pope Francis in a day of prayer and fasting for peace in the Congo, South Sudan, and the World on Feb. 23

Washington, D.C. – The President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, is encouraging Catholics across the nation to join with Pope Francis on Friday, February 23, for a special Day of Prayer and Fasting for Peace. The day of prayer and fasting will focus on continued conflicts in […]