Apr 17, 2017 - 04:01 pm .- Missouri has announced that it will start allowing religious groups to be eligible for certain state grants, although the decision may not affect a religious freedom case before the U.S. Supreme Court this week.
Apr 17, 2017 - 02:49 pm .- As judges halted the planned executions of eight inmates in 10 days in Arkansas, Catholics around the country pointed to messages of mercy and life in the Easter Triduum.
Apr 15, 2017 - 03:01 am .- Global religious persecution spiked from 2014 to 2015, the Pew Research Center noted in a new report released this week.
Apr 14, 2017 - 03:51 pm .- The Diocese of Lincoln is praying for several pro-life witnesses who were struck, unintentionally, by a vehicle as they were praying outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in the city on Friday afternoon.
Apr 13, 2017 - 02:03 pm .- Pro-life leaders applauded President Donald Trump for signing a repeal of what they called President Obama’s “parting gift to the abortion industry.”
Apr 13, 2017 - 06:59 am .- Eucharistic adoration offers a powerful chance to encounter Christ’s love in silence and humility, and that experience can transform our hearts, both individually and as a Church, said Bishop James D. Conley of Lincoln, Neb. in a new pastoral letter.
Apr 12, 2017 - 02:33 pm .- Three chairmen of the U.S. Catholic Bishops Conference have voiced strong support for a measure that would restore certain religious freedoms to child welfare providers.
Apr 12, 2017 - 04:05 am .- Pope Francis has dismissed a New Hampshire priest from the clerical state, after the priest was convicted of stealing some $300,000 from the local diocese, a hospital and a deceased priest's estate.
Apr 11, 2017 - 02:50 am .- Recent American guidelines for human gene modification have raised important ethical questions, especially with regard to modifying the genes of unborn children and of reproductive cells.
Apr 10, 2017 - 04:58 pm .- Over 4,000 Catholics visited Texas’ capitol in Austin, including bishops from the state's 15 dioceses, to meet with legislators and discuss legislation under consideration.
Apr 10, 2017 - 04:42 pm .- The Texas House passed a budget on Friday that strips Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers of funding through any state program.
Apr 10, 2017 - 03:16 pm .- After two people were killed in a shooting at a classroom in a San Bernardino elementary school on Monday, the city's bishop is praying for the victims and the school community.
Apr 9, 2017 - 04:02 pm .- In 1970, there was one priest for every 800 Catholics in the United States.
Apr 9, 2017 - 06:01 am .- Even though legal options have run out, Catholics in Arkansas are still pushing back against a wave of eight executions set to start on Easter Monday, April 17.
Apr 8, 2017 - 05:32 am .- U.S. immigration authorities should show mercy on a detained Catholic mother with a special needs child, who fled Mexico when drug cartels began to persecute her family, the Archdiocese of Cincinnati said this week.
Apr 7, 2017 - 04:07 pm .- A Philadelphia monsignor is being charged with embezzling more than half a million dollars from the priests’ home where he served as rector, and using that money on lavish dinners, casino visits and Philadelphia Pops concerts.
Apr 7, 2017 - 03:20 pm .- The Melkite Archbishop of Aleppo expressed regret and disappointment at Thursday’s U.S. missile strikes in Syria, saying he hoped for “a political solution.”
Apr 7, 2017 - 11:08 am .- Pro-life and religious freedom advocates cheered the Senate’s confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch on Friday to the U.S. Supreme Court, filling an almost 14 month-long vacancy.
Apr 7, 2017 - 10:27 am .- With stronger abortion restrictions advancing in the state legislature, Iowa is close to becoming the 20th state to bar abortion after 20 weeks.
Apr 7, 2017 - 03:02 am .- “Ultimately, this report is about the sanctity of all human life.”