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."
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is urging the Obama administration to comply with a long-standing policy against subsidizing federal employee health care plans that cover abortions for members of Congress and their staffs.
A new rule proposed by the federal government makes no "mention of any limitation with respect to abortion coverage" for members of Congress and their staff, according to comments submitted by the USCCB to the federal Office of Personnel Management.
A Vietnam War chaplain and candidate for sainthood was remembered as a man dedicated to the spiritual care of his Marines.
NCR Today: Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Des Moines, Iowa, Bishop Richard Pates wrote to each of the 535 members of Congress, calling for peace.