"It is not my work only. It is the Lord's," Sr. Angelique Namaika told reporters after winning the Nansen Refugee Award.
"Somehow we must restore the notion of respect for life into the fabric of the nation," said Archbishop Timothy Broglio in a statement.
The shooting at Washington's Navy Yard Monday indicates a need for Americans to "restore the notion of respect for life," the U.S. bishop charged with overseeing the nation's Catholic military chaplains has said.
Issuing a statement as investigations into the shooting continued Monday afternoon, Archbishop Timothy Broglio said he had prayed for the victims of the attack at Mass and was "shocked and deeply saddened by the terrible loss of life."
The Common Core State Standards -- expectations for students to master in each grade level -- have a love/hate/ambivalent relationship with the American public.
The event is part of an "overall effort to build relationships between bishops and theologians," said Mercy Sr. Mary Ann Walsh of the bishops' conference.
The nation's Catholic bishops continue to have serious concerns about an Obama administration mandate regarding coverage of contraceptive services in health care plans, Cardinal Timothy Dolan said.
The diocese has been paying for multiple clergy sexual abuse lawsuit payments and is running out of funds for future settlements.
Faith-based advocacy in support of immigration reform is taking a multipronged approach as Congress resumes, with prayer and fasting being added to letter-writing and public speaking.
A leadership group of U.S. Catholic bishops has called for the U.S. government not to launch a military strike in Syria, saying the lack of consensus on the matter is "deeply troubling."
Retired Cardinal Theodore McCarrick told a conference on peace in the Holy Land that the key to resolving the Syrian conflict is "patient diplomacy."