Comments made by Catholic legislators in New Mexico in support of abortion and physician-assisted suicide "do not represent" church teaching and "may be confusing to the Catholic faithful," said the state's Catholic bishops.
USCCB on Israeli-Palestinian conflict: The U.S. government should continue to promote a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and avoid actions that would undermine results, said Bishop Oscar Cantu of Las Cruces, New Mexico, head of the U.S. bishops' Committee on International Justice and Peace.
'Defacto annexation.' Christians have a responsibility to oppose the construction of Israeli settlements in Palestinian territories, said bishops from the U.S., Canada and Europe.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is establishing a working group charged with developing spiritual, pastoral and policy advocacy support for immigrants and refugees.
New Mexico's Catholic bishops oppose Republican Gov. Susana Martinez's plan to reinstate the death penalty and called on the Legislature to reject it.
Eco Catholic: Parish-level events, social media campaigns and an all-star webinar series mark the environmental document's publication one year ago.
Eco Catholic: U.S. bishops and presidents of Catholic aid agencies sent a letter to the nation’s chief climate negotiator, stressing the need for leadership to reach a global climate agreement.
Repeated calls from Pope Francis for the world to empty its nuclear weapons arsenals are little known and often overlooked, but carry the moral weight of Catholic social teaching, a panel of experts concurred during a panel discussion at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Making a Difference: While this agreement is not perfect -- very few agreements are -- it is a solid, good agreement for the world.
Eco Catholic: "It's a time for the church to be bold, to speak about major issues, and to achieve a new level of relevance in people's lives."