June 2018

Chairmen of U.S. Bishops’ Migration committee and Religious Liberty committee express disappointment with Supreme Court’s ruling in travel ban case

Washington, D.C. – On June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court decided the case of Trump v. Hawaii, which involves a challenge to President Donald Trump’s Proclamation No. 9645 restricting travel from several predominantly Muslim-majority countries.  The Supreme Court in a 5-4 ruling upheld the travel ban. Bishop Joe S. Vásquez of Austin, chair of the U.S. […]

Chairman of U.S. Bishops committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development expresses disappointment in SCOTUS ruling on Janus v. AFSCME

Washington, D.C. – Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, expressed disappointment in today’s Supreme Court decision on Janus v. AFSCME. The 5-4 decision struck down an Illinois law that required non-union workers to pay fees that go to collective bargaining, overturning a […]

Bishops vote on ethical and religious directives for Catholic health care services, revisions to the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, among other action items at June General Assembly

Fort Lauderdale, FL. –  The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) approved several action items today at their Spring General Assembly taking place in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, June 13-14. The full body of bishops voted to approve the revised Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People by a vote of 185-5-1. The revisions are a culmination […]