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United States Catholic Conference (USCC)

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From 1966 to 2001, the USCC and the National Conference of Catholic Bishops (NCCB) functioned as two separate bodies with a common leadership and purpose. The USCC housed the Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, the Communications office, and the Publishing Service, among many other services. The Bishops’ Committee for Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations was under the NCCB. In 2001 the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) was formed, bringing all these offices and committees together.

Communiqués & Press Releases

Anglican-Roman Catholic Retreat
28 May 1970
Substantial Agreement on the Eucharist
31 Jan. 1972
Bishops’ Committee Responds to Eucharistic Doctrine Statement
2 Oct. 1972
Anglican-Roman Catholic Documents Published
16 Mar. 1973
Anglican-Roman Catholic Agreed Statement on Ministry
5 Dec. 1973
Anglican-Roman Catholic Statement on Purpose of the Church
29 Oct. 1975
Anglican-Roman Catholic Statement on Ordination of Women
5 Nov. 1975
Anglican-Catholic Statement on the Theology of Marriage
3 June 1976
Anglican-Catholic Statement on Authority in the Church
13 Jan. 1977
Request for Specific Directives in ARC dialogue
28 Dec. 1977
Anglicans admitted into Catholic Church on “Common Identity”
20 Aug. 1980
Bishops can begin processing Episcopal Priests’ Petitions
3 Apr. 1981
Anglican-Roman Catholic Broad Based Conference
16 June 1981
Bishop Law Issues Statement on Episcopal Priests
12 Jan. 1982
Bishops hail Final Report of ARCIC
29 Mar. 1982
ARCIC Meets in Venice
15 Sept. 1983
US Catholic, Anglican Dialogue Held
10 Jan. 1985
Women Anglican Bishops Called Hindrance to Reconciliation
14 Sept. 1988
Appreciation Noted for Catholic- Anglican Joint Declaration
23 Oct. 1989
Joint Statement Marks Beginning of Prayer for Unity
19 Jan. 1993
Eucharist not an Issue Dividing Churches, Dialogue Says
14 Jan. 1994
Catholic, Episcopal Bishops Plan Pilgrimage to Canterbury and Rome
1 Feb. 1994
Anglican, Catholic Dialogue Takes up Directory for Ecumenism, Life in Christ, Veritatis Splendor
13 Jan. 1995
Anglican-Catholic Dialogue Looks at Moral Discernment, Homosexuality
11 Mar. 2011
Anglican-Roman Catholic Dialogue Releases Joint Statement: Ecclesiology and Moral Discernment: Seeking a Unified Moral Witness.
22 Apr. 2014