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Red Week 2021 is marked in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

From Syria to Slovakia, buildings are lit up in support of persecuted Christians

Dec 2, 2021

The event was organized the charity Aid to the Church in Need.

Father Cayetano Giménez Martín, a martyr of the Spanish Civil War who will be beatified along with 15 companionions in Granada, Feb. 26, 2022.

Sixteen martyrs of the Spanish Civil War to be beatified in Granada

Dec 1, 2021

The beatification ceremony for sixteen martyrs of the Spanish Civil War will be held in February at the Granada Cathedral. 

U.S. President Joe Biden arrives at the Vatican to meet Pope Francis Oct. 29, 2021

Pro-life leaders react to President Joe Biden's statements about Dobbs abortion case

Dec 1, 2021

President Joe Biden reaffirmed his support of Roe v. Wade on Wednesday, in response to a question about the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization abortion case before the U.S. Supreme Court that could overturn the nation’s abortion precedent, though he said he did not listen to the oral arguments that took place earlier in the day.

Pro-life advocates at the 45th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., Jan. 19, 2018.

Pro-life leaders, legal experts speak out after Dobbs arguments at US Supreme Court

Dec 1, 2021

On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, concerning Mississippi’s ban on most abortions after 15 weeks. Leading up to and in response following the oral arguments, pro-life leaders and legal experts offered their perspectives. 

Ultrasound of a baby in the womb.

Physician blasts Justice Sonia Sotomayor for 'dead brain people' comment about fetal pain

Dec 1, 2021

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor drew criticism from an accomplished physician for comments that appeared to draw a comparison between an unborn child and a corpse, suggesting that fetal movements recoiling from pain can be likened to reflexes in dead bodies.

Pro-life advocates demonstrate in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on December 1, 2021. - The justices weigh whether to uphold a Mississippi law that bans abortion after 15 weeks and overrule the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.

Notable moments from the Supreme Court arguments over Mississippi abortion law

Dec 1, 2021

Oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization have concluded. The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments about the constitutionality of Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban. Here are some of the more notable happenings in and around the court on Wednesday. 

Stuffed bears sit at a makeshift memorial outside of Oxford High School on December 01, 2021 in Oxford, Michigan. Yesterday, four students were killed and seven injured when a gunman opened fire on students at the school. A 15-year-old sophomore, believed to be the only gunman, is in custody,

Detroit archbishop 'heartbroken' over Michigan school shooting

Dec 1, 2021

Archbishop Allen Vigneron of Detroit said he was “heartbroken” on Tuesday after hearing of the “horrific tragedy” of school shooting outside the city earlier in the day. 

Jean-Marc Sauvé speaks at the launch of the Independent Commission on Sexual Abuse in the Church report in Paris, France, Oct. 5, 2021.

French Catholic academy critiques landmark abuse report

Dec 1, 2021

The criticisms sparked resignations from the academy.

Will the Supreme Court end Roe v. Wade?

U.S. President Joe Biden arrives at the Vatican to meet Pope Francis Oct. 29, 2021

Pro-life leaders react to President Joe Biden's statements about Dobbs abortion case

Dec 1, 2021

President Joe Biden reaffirmed his support of Roe v. Wade on Wednesday, in response to a question about the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization abortion case before the U.S. Supreme Court that could overturn the nation’s abortion precedent, though he said he did not listen to the oral arguments that took place earlier in the day.

Pro-life advocates at the 45th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., Jan. 19, 2018.

Pro-life leaders, legal experts speak out after Dobbs arguments at US Supreme Court

Dec 1, 2021

On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, concerning Mississippi’s ban on most abortions after 15 weeks. Leading up to and in response following the oral arguments, pro-life leaders and legal experts offered their perspectives. 

Pro-life advocates demonstrate in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on December 1, 2021. - The justices weigh whether to uphold a Mississippi law that bans abortion after 15 weeks and overrule the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.

Notable moments from the Supreme Court arguments over Mississippi abortion law

Dec 1, 2021

Oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization have concluded. The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments about the constitutionality of Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban. Here are some of the more notable happenings in and around the court on Wednesday. 

Former US Vice President Mike Pence speaks at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., Nov. 30, 2021.

Mike Pence calls on Supreme Court to overturn Roe v Wade

Nov 30, 2021

Former vice president Mike Pence is calling on the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling that legalized abortion nationwide. 

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Stuffed bears sit at a makeshift memorial outside of Oxford High School on December 01, 2021 in Oxford, Michigan. Yesterday, four students were killed and seven injured when a gunman opened fire on students at the school. A 15-year-old sophomore, believed to be the only gunman, is in custody,

Detroit archbishop 'heartbroken' over Michigan school shooting

Dec 1, 2021

Archbishop Allen Vigneron of Detroit said he was “heartbroken” on Tuesday after hearing of the “horrific tragedy” of school shooting outside the city earlier in the day. 

Jean-Marc Sauvé speaks at the launch of the Independent Commission on Sexual Abuse in the Church report in Paris, France, Oct. 5, 2021.

French Catholic academy critiques landmark abuse report

Dec 1, 2021

The criticisms sparked resignations from the academy.

Pavica Vojnović, leader of the pro-life prayer vigils in Pforzheim, Germany.

Pro-lifers win right to appeal ruling on German municipality’s prayer vigil ban

Dec 1, 2021

The challenge was spearheaded by a member of 40 Days for Life.

The dome of the Cathedral of St. Bavo in Haarlem, the Netherlands.

Dutch Catholic bishops cancel Christmas Midnight Masses due to COVID-19 pandemic

Dec 1, 2021

No Catholic Masses or other parish functions will be allowed to take place after 5 p.m.

The exterior of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

How to listen to Supreme Court oral arguments in Dobbs abortion case

Dec 1, 2021

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments today, Wednesday, Dec. 1, in the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The case has the potential to overturn Roe v. Wade, which would return the issue of abortion to individual states.

Groups gathered outside the Supreme Court on Wednesday, Dec. 1, ahead of oral arguments in the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health.

Highlights from the Supreme Court's oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health

Dec 1, 2021

Activists from both sides of the abortion issue gathered on Wednesday morning outside of the Supreme Court.

Vatican Archbishop Paul Gallagher in 2018.

Vatican archbishop ‘ultimately very optimistic’ about Catholic-Serbian Orthodox relations

Dec 1, 2021

Archbishop Paul Gallagher was speaking during a visit to Serbia.

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Pope Francis: St. Joseph shows engaged couples what real love looks like

Dec 1, 2021

‘We need to move from infatuation to mature love,’ the pope said.

Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, S.J., pictured at the Vatican on Oct. 10, 2018.

EU Catholic bishops lament ‘anti-religious bias’ in guide discouraging word ‘Christmas’

Dec 1, 2021

Cardinal Hollerich said that Christmas was part ‘of European reality.’

Former US Vice President Mike Pence speaks at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., Nov. 30, 2021.

Mike Pence calls on Supreme Court to overturn Roe v Wade

Nov 30, 2021

Former vice president Mike Pence is calling on the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling that legalized abortion nationwide. 

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Chile legislature defeats bill that would have permitted elective abortion

Nov 30, 2021

The lower house of Chile’s legislature defeated Tuesday a bill that would have legalized elective abortion up to 14 weeks of pregnancy.

Alumni of Loyola Marymount University have launched a petition drive calling for the Los Angeles-area Catholic school to stop encouraging students to use preferred pronouns tied to their gender identity.

New Loyola Marymount alumni petition targets use of preferred pronouns

Nov 30, 2021

After learning that students at Loyola Marymount University were allegedly being required to include their preferred pronouns on class assignments and being given the option to change their name, an alumni-led group is petitioning the Los Angeles-area Catholic school to stop the “institutional commitment to gender ideology, and to renew LMU’s institutional commitment to Roman Catholicism.”