- Prayer and Worship
- Beliefs and Teachings
- Issues and Action
- Catholic Giving
- About USCCB
Sign up to be part of of our advocacy network and let our elected leaders hear the voice of the Catholic community!
Sign up to receive our E-Newsletter!
Catholics Confront Global Povertycalls on Catholics to defend the life and dignity of people living in poverty throughout the world.
The New Evangelization calls on every baptized person to be a peacemaker. - Pope Francis
The Office of International Justice & Peace is an office of the Department of Justice, Peace and Human
The Office of International Justice & Peace assists the bishops in advancing the social mission of the Church, especially in its advocacy for policies that advance justice, defend human dignity and protect poor and vulnerable communities around the world.
Bishop Richard E. Pates and Dr. Carolyn Woo write to Congress to urge appropriate funding of the poverty-focused and humanitarian accounts in the fiscal year 2015 appropriations.
ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN PEACE EFFORTS
The President of the USCCB, Archbishop Kurtz, and Bishop Pates have written President Obama to affirm his administration’s efforts to reach a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In their letter, they reiterate the USCCB’s longstanding commitment to a two-state solution to the conflict as well as support of U.S. leadership for peace. They also mention their efforts to urge the U.S. Catholic community to pray and act in support of peace in the region.
In a letter to Senate Judiciary leaders, Bishop Pates and Southern Baptist leadership urge the Senate to pass bill S. 653. This bill will create a Special Envoy to protect the rights of religious minorities abroad, including Christians.
The USCCB is attentively following the situation in Ukraine. The President of the USCCB, Archbishop Kurtz, has issued a statement calling on Catholics to pray for a peaceful resolution of the crisis there.
LENT 2014: PRAY FOR WORK OF PEACE IN THE HOLY LAND
Bishop Pates asks the U.S. Catholic community to pray and act in support of peace in the Holy Land this Lent. Now is the time to redouble our prayerful efforts as Secretary of State John Kerry works to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Read Bishop Pates' letter, pray and get involved by visiting our Israel-Palestine page.
By accepting this message, you will be leaving the website of the
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. This link is provided
solely for the user's convenience. By providing this link, the United
States Conference of Catholic Bishops assumes no responsibility for,
nor does it necessarily endorse, the website, its content, or