The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is an assembly of the hierarchy of bishops who jointly exercise pastoral functions on behalf of the Christian faithful of the United States and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Our purposes under civil law are:
- to unify, coordinate, encourage, promote and carry on Catholic activities in the United States;
- to organize and conduct religious, charitable and social welfare work at home and abroad;
- to aid in education;
- to care for immigrants;
- and generally to enter into and promote by education, publication and direction the objects of its being.