National Catholic Organizations

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is an assembly of the hierarchy of the United States and the U.S. Virgin Islands who jointly exercise certain pastoral functions on behalf of the Christian faithful of the United States.

Archdioceses/Dioceses in U.S.
USCCB’s listing of the Catholic (Arch)Dioceses in the United States.

Canon Law Society of America
The Society is active in the promotion of canonical and pastoral approaches to significant issues within the Roman Catholic Church and has been involved in the United States for the revitalization of church law.

Catholic Academy for Communication Arts Professionals
The U.S. affiliate of SIGNIS, a Vatican-approved organization for communication professionals serving the Catholic church.

Catholic Charities USA
Catholic Charities agencies and institutions nationwide provide vital social services to people in need, regardless of their religious, social or economic backgrounds.

Catholic Encyclopedia
The Catholic Encyclopedia, as its name implies, proposes to give its readers full and authoritative information on the entire cycle of Catholic interests, action and doctrine.

Catholic Extension Society
The Catholic Church Extension Society exists to sustain and extend the Catholic Faith in poor and remote mission areas of the United States where diocesan resources are insufficient.

Catholic Health Association
The St. Louis-based Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA), founded in 1915, supports the Catholic health ministry’s pursuit of the strategic directions of mission, ethics and advocacy.

Catholic Health Initiatives
Catholic Health Initiatives is a national non-profit health corporation based in Denver, Colorado.

Catholic News Service
An organization devoted to reporting the news that affects Catholics in their everyday lives.

Catholic Press Association of United States and Canada
The mission of the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada is to build and strengthen the value and worth of the Catholic press by facilitating the professional, economic and spiritual growth of our members.

Catholic Relief Services
The mission of CRS is to assist the poor and disadvantaged, leveraging the teachings of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to alleviate human suffering, promote development of all people, and foster charity and justice throughout the world.

Catholic Worker
The Catholic Worker Movement, founded by Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin in 1933, is grounded in a firm belief in the God-given dignity of every human person.

Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate
CARA is a national, non-profit, Georgetown University affiliated research center that conducts social scientific studies about the Catholic church.

Center of Concern’s Education for Justice
Education for Justice is an online library of resources to promote Catholic social teaching and justice issues. Members have access to thousands of pages of resources on more than 50 justice topics. In addition, members receive bi-weekly e-mail notification of new materials posted since the last report.

Conventual Franciscans
Website of the Conventual Franciscans (OFM Conv.).

Diocesan Fiscal Management Conference
This organization promotes the spiritual growth of its members; encourages the development of professional relationships of its members; facilitates the free exchange of ideas and information; and provides fiscal and administrative expertise and professional services to the local and national church.

Diocesan Information Systems Conference (DISC)
This conference meets each year to promote the spiritual growth of its members, provide data processing expertise and professional service to the church, encourage development of professional relationships among its members, and facilitate the free exchange of ideas and information.

Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions
The Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions (FDLC) is a national organization composed primarily of members of diocesan liturgical commissions, worship offices and/or the equivalent diocesan liturgical structures.

Knights and Ladies of Peter Claver
The Knights and Ladies of Peter Claver exists to render services to God and his Holy Church and to recognize the fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man, particularly as these attributes are defined in the spiritual and corporal works of mercy.

Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic men’s fraternal benefit society that was formed to render financial aid to members and their families.

National Association of Catholic Family Life Ministers
The National Association of Catholic Family Life Ministers (NACFLM) is a growing association of professional ministers within the Catholic church who work with, for, and beside families.

National Association of Diaconate Directors (NADD)
Founded in 1976, NADD membership includes directors and staff members of diocesan diaconate communities across the country.

National Association for Lay Ministry
The National Association for Lay Ministry is a professional organization that supports, educates and advocates for lay ministers and promotes the development of lay ministry in the Catholic church.

National Association of Catholic Chaplains
The National Association of Catholic Chaplains is a professional association for certified chaplains and clinical pastoral educators who participate in the healing mission of Jesus Christ.

National Association of Church Personnel
The National Association of Church Personnel Administrators advocates for workplace justice rooted in Gospel values.

National Association of Pastoral Musicians
The National Association of Pastoral Musicians (NPM) is a membership organization primarily composed of musicians, musician-liturgists, clergy, and other leaders of prayer devoted to serving the life and mission of the church through fostering the art of musical liturgy in Catholic worshiping communities in the United States of America.

National Black Catholic Congress
The National Black Catholic Congress, comprised of member organizations, represent African American Roman Catholics, working in collaboration with National Roman Catholic organizations.

National Catholic Cemetery Conference
The National Catholic Cemetery Conference (NCCC) exists to provide a forum for the discussion and dissemination of information concerning all phases of Catholic cemetery development, operation and maintenance.

National Catholic Educational Association
The National Catholic Educational Association has been providing leadership and service to American Catholic educators since 1904.

National Catholic Council for Hispanic Ministry
The National Catholic Council for Hispanic Ministry provides a national network and forum for the religious, social, professional and civic advancement of Roman Catholic Hispanics in the United States.

National Conference for Catechetical Leaders
The National Conference for Catechetical Leadership (NCCL) has been a leader in Catholic religious education in the United States since 1967. It is dedicated to bringing the teaching ministry of Jesus to every Catholic child, youth and adult.

National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry
The National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry participates in the mission of the Catholic Church by advocating for and supporting Catholic youth ministry on the national, diocesan and local levels.

National Federation of Priests’ Councils
NFPC is composed of councils from Dioceses throughout the United States.

Paulist National Catholic Evangelization Association
The Paulist National Catholic Evangelization Association (PNCEA) builds up the body of Christ by equipping Catholics to evangelize.

Project Rachel
An organization devoted to help women suffering from grief after an abortion.

Renew International
RENEW International serves the needs of pastors, ministry leaders, and participants by offering a full range of spiritual processes with step-by-step guides, sound materials, and personal support, incuding Why Catholic?.

Tekawitha Conference
The purpose of the The Tekawitha Conference is the evangelization of Native American Catholics.

USCCB Bishops Committee on the Liturgy
The Committee has the responsibility in the bishops’ conference for all matters relating to the liturgy.

USCCB Publishing
The official publishing arm of the U.S. bishops and the official source in the United States for documents from the Pope and the Vatican.

Worldwide Marriage Encounter
National organization for this Catholic marriage enrichment program.