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Justice Department asks Supreme Court to uphold legal abortion  

The Justice Department on Monday asked the Supreme Court to uphold Roe v. Wade, the court’s 1973 ruling that legalized abortion nationwide.

Pope Francis addresses an ecumenical meeting at the apostolic nunciature in Bratislava, Slovakia, Sept. 12, 2021.

Pope Francis to Slovakian Jesuits: ‘Some people wanted me to die’ amid health problems

The pope made the comments during his four-day visit to the Central European country.

Religious sisters show their support for the Little Sisters of the Poor outside the Supreme Court, where oral arguments were heard on March 23, 2016 in the Zubik v. Burwell case against the HHS Mandate.

The religious freedom cases the Supreme Court could hear – and refuse – this fall

In addition to a critical abortion case, the Supreme Court this fall will consider multiple religious freedom cases on vocal prayer at executions, state tuition assistance for religious schools.

Lalo Garcia's painting of Saint Junípero Serra is featured in the '250 Years of Mission' exhibit.

Local artists add beauty to Los Angeles exhibit ‘250 Years of Mission’ to celebrate Jubilee Year

On September 11, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles began a Jubilee Year, Forward in Mission, to mark 250 years since the opening of the region’s first church, Mission San Gabriel Arcángel, founded in 1771 by Saint Junípero Serra. An exhibit titled 250 Years of Mission will be on display at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels through Sept. 10, 2022, to tell the story of the Catholic faith in the region.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)

‘The most radical abortion bill of all time’: House to vote this week on codifying ‘right’ to abortion

The House this week will vote on a bill that the U.S. bishops’ conference warns would effectively impose abortion on-demand throughout pregnancy.

Guaita tower, San Marino

San Marino to vote on abortion legalization Sept. 26

The tiny European nation of San Marino, where abortion has been illegal for nearly a century and a half, is set to hold a referendum on the legalization of abortion later this month. 

A family participates in Poland's March for Life and the Family in Warsaw on Sept. 19, 2021.

Poland’s March for Life and the Family draws 5,000 people

Thousands participated in the annual pro-life march in Warsaw on Sept. 19.

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address at the Vatican, Sept. 19, 2021.

Pope Francis: The true measure of success is what you give, not what you have

“Do you want to be first? Serve. This is the way,” the pope said.

A screenshot of a 3D rendering of a Peruvian Nativity scene that will be featured at the Vatican during the 2021 Christmas season.

The Vatican Nativity scene 2021 will include llamas and superfood for Baby Jesus

The 2021 manger that will be placed in St. Peter's Square in the Vatican to celebrate Christmas will arrive from the town of Chopcca, Peru, a small town nestled in the Andes over 12,000 feet high. 

Coronavirus vaccine, stock image.

Canadian archbishop: Only fully vaccinated can attend Mass

Unvaccinated Catholics barred from attending Mass in Canada's New Brunswick province, which has had fewer than 50 COVID-19 related deaths since the pandemic began.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas

Justice Clarence Thomas credits Catholic nuns’ anti-racist example

Catholic nuns and his grandparents’ example helped instill in Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas the belief that all people were children of God and that the racist flaws of American society were a betrayal of its best promises, he said in a lecture at the University of Notre Dame.

Facebook screenshot of photo of Maria Cristina Cella Mocellin, an Italian mother who sacrificed her life for the sake of her baby.

A new pro-life saint? This Italian mother sacrificed her life for her unborn baby

On Aug. 30, Pope Francis advanced the sainthood cause of Maria Cristina Cella Mocellin, who sacrificed her life for the sake of her baby. Catholics already are comparing her to another saint, St. Gianna Beretta Molla, because both women refused medical treatment that would have endangered their unborn babies.

Pope Francis at his general audience address in the library of the Apostolic Palace Jan. 27, 2021.

Pope Francis invokes Abraham Lincoln in message to safeguarding summit

The pope referred to Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address.

Archbishop Victor Manuel Fernandez at the Holy See press office, Oct. 8, 2014.

Argentine archbishop warns president: 'There is little time left' to avoid debacle

Archbishop Víctor Manuel Fernández of La Plata warned Argentine president Alberto Fernández Thursday that his priorities, such as abortion, marijuana, euthanasia, and non-binary language, don’t respond to the "profound anguish" of the people.

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UK woman who regrets teen gender transition sees court victory overturned on appeal

A woman who says she was too young when a gender clinic prescribed her puberty blockers has lamented that a U.K. appeals court has overturned a previous decision holding that children under age 16 are unlikely to be able to consent.

The Virginia March for Life in Richmond, Sept. 17, 2021.

Virginia March for Life highlights importance of gubernatorial election

Pro-life Virginians took to the streets of Richmond on Friday as part of the third annual Virginia March for Life.

Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas, chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' pro-life committee

Bishops warn against abortion funding in reconciliation bill

The U.S. bishops’ conference on Friday warned against abortion funding in a massive spending bill being considered by Congress.