The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is an assembly of the hierarchy of the United States Catholic Bishops who jointly exercise certain pastoral functions on behalf of the Catholic faithful of the United States. The purpose of the Conference is to promote the greater good which the Church offers humankind, especially through forms and programs of the apostolate fittingly adapted to the circumstances of time and place.
The USCCB webpage offers information for: prayer and worship, belief and teachings, issues and action, media, the Bible, and current event information to represent the direction and mission of the Catholic Church in the United States. Catholic bishops themselves constitute the membership of the Conference and are served by a staff of approximately 315 lay people, priests, deacons, and religious located at the Conference headquarters in Washington, DC. This webpage is a valuable tool to explain current and historic positions of the Catholic Church in the United States.