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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.

Archbishop Domenico Battaglia holds a reliquary containing St. Januarius’ liquefied blood in Naples Cathedral, Italy, Sept. 19, 2021.

St. Januarius’ blood liquefies for the second time in 2021

Naples Archbishop Domenico Battaglia said: “We thank the Lord for this gift.”

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.

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 and Cardinal Sepe hold relic of St. Januarius' blood in Naples cathedral March 21, 2015.

Everything you need to know about the miracle of liquefaction of the blood of Saint Januarius

On Sept. 19, the Catholic Church celebrates the feast of St. Januarius, bishop, martyr, and patron saint of Naples, Italy. Traditionally, on this day and on two other occasions a year, his blood, which is kept in a glass ampoule in the shape of a rounded cruet, liquifies.

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.

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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.

An unborn baby at 20 weeks -- well within the second trimester, when dilation and evacuation abortions are commonly performed.

Supreme Court poised to hear biggest challenge to Roe v Wade in 48 years

Jackson Women’s Health Organization, Mississippi’s lone abortion clinic, presented its legal argument Monday for why the U.S. Supreme Court should strike down the state’s 2018 law prohibiting abortions after the first 15 weeks of pregnancy, setting the stage for a momentous showdown over Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that legalized abortion nationwide.

Google offices in Chelsea, Manhattan, New York

Senators ask Google why it removed ads for abortion pill reversal

A dozen U.S. senators on Thursday sent a joint letter to Google’s CEO asking why pro-life ads for abortion pill reversal were removed by the search engine giant earlier this week. 

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Mexican episcopate won't cover medical expenses of priests with COVID-19 who aren't vaccinated

The financial assistance service of the Mexican bishops’ conference stated last month that it will not cover the medical expenses of priests with COVID-19 who chose not to be vaccinated against the disease.