The Formation of the
National Catholic War Council
The Origin of the USCCB
Happy 100th Anniversary, my brother bishops, members of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops! Welcome especially to Cardinal Pietro Parolin, and our nuncio, Archbishop Christoph Pierre. Thanks for your interest in the historic origins of our conference.
I realize that a danger of asking an historian to explain the development of something is always dicey because we tend to go back to Adam and Eve! I promise I won’t… but this all didn’t start in 1917. See, we bishops in the United States have…