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How bishops around the U.S. have responded to Dobbs

Jun 25, 2022

The Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade in a 6-3 decision, bringing an end to nearly a half-century of nationwide legalized abortion in the U.S. 

Pope Francis at Mass for the World Meeting of Families 2022 in St. Peter's Square.

Full text: Pope Francis’ message to families at the World Meeting of Families 2022

Jun 25, 2022

Pope Francis read a "Missionary Sending of Families" after Mass in St. Peter's Square.

Cardinal Kevin Farrell celebrated Mass for the World Meeting of Families 2022 on June 25, 2022.

Next World Meeting of Families to be held in 2028

Jun 25, 2022

Cardinal Kevin Farrell made the announcement at the end of Mass for the 10th World Meeting of Families, which will end on June 26.

Demonstrators on both sides of the abortion debate outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., after the court released its decision in Dobbs, June 24, 2022.

Why was Roe v. Wade overturned? Here's a look at some of the reasons given

Jun 25, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 issued an opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization overturning Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, returning the question of abortion policy to the states and to the people’s elected representatives.

Demonstrators clash with riot police, nearby El Ejido park, in Quito, on June 24, 2022, in the framework of indigenous-led protests against the government. - Ecuador's government and Indigenous protesters accused each other of intransigence as thousands gathered for a 12th day of a fuel price revolt that has claimed six lives and injured dozens. After the most violent day of the campaign so far -- with police firing tear gas to disperse thousands storming Congress -- the government accused protesters of shunning a peaceful outcome.

Bishops call for dialogue, offer help amid Ecuador protests

Jun 24, 2022

The bishops of Ecuador have called for dialogue in order to reach an agreement between the government and the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (Conaie), which is leading nationwide protests that have left six dead.

Anna Lulis from Moneta, Virginia, (left) who works for the pro-life group Students for Life of America, stands beside an abortion rights demonstrator outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on June 24, 2022, after the court's decision in the Dobbs abortion case was announced.

Roe v. Wade overturned: The scene outside the Supreme Court

Jun 24, 2022

While emotions ran high, demonstrations on Friday afternoon appeared orderly.


Puerto Rican Senate passes bill banning abortion after 22 weeks

Jun 24, 2022

If passed in the House, the bill will go to the desk of the governor of Puerto Rico for his signature.

Michael and Deanna Johnston of Tyler, Texas, hold hands during an interview.

Should the Church require a year of marriage prep? Catholic formators weigh in

Jun 24, 2022

The Vatican last week released a document with recommendations for a year-long “marriage catechumenate” to prepare Catholic couples for the sacrament of matrimony.

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Pontifical Academy of Life says overturning of Roe v. Wade ‘challenges the world’

Jun 24, 2022

The statement was the first official reaction to the court’s decision issued by an entity linked to the Roman Curia.

Dobbs excerpts: Why the U.S. Supreme Court said Roe v Wade was 'egregiously wrong'

Jun 24, 2022

The Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, saying that previous abortion rulings were “egregiously wrong from the start” and on a “collision course with the Constitution.” Roe and other pro-abortion rights precedents were “an error that cannot be allowed to stand,” and the abortion debate must now return to the states.

LIVE UPDATES: Bishops, leaders and companies react to Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision

Jun 24, 2022

Live updates after the Supreme Court's abortion decision overturning Roe v. Wade.

Unrest after Dobbs? Here's what's happening.

Jun 24, 2022

Police with riot gear arrived outside the Supreme Court at around 11:30 a.m. on Friday, just hours after the court released the decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which returns the regulation of abortion to the states. 

UPDATED: 6 things to know about Roe v. Wade, Dobbs v. Jackson and the Supreme Court

Jun 24, 2022

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Read about the five Supreme Court justices who voted to overturn Roe v. Wade

Jun 24, 2022

Five conservative justices joined the majority opinion in the Dobbs abortion case.

Seven myths about overturning Roe v. Wade

Jun 24, 2022

The Dobbs decision means the legality of abortion will now be determined at the state level. 

Roe v. Wade is overturned. What happens next?

Jun 24, 2022

The Dobbs decision sends the abortion issue back to the states. Here's what you need to know.

Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade in historic abortion decision

Jun 24, 2022

The decision marks a historic milestone in the decades-long effort to protect the unborn.

1-year challenge: Knights of Columbus aims to raise $5M for pro-life clinics, maternity homes

Jun 23, 2022

The fund drive comes during a wave of vandalism attacks on pro-life clinics across the U.S.

Records of Jews who sought Vatican help during Holocaust to go public

Jun 23, 2022

Relatives of Holocaust survivors and victims can now look through the files of more than 2,700 Jews who sought help through Vatican channels to escape Nazi persecution before and during the Second World War. The archives have gone public on the internet at the request of Pope Francis.

Biden administration seeks school regulation change to ban LGBT discrimination

Jun 23, 2022

The proposed change came on the 50th anniversary of Title IX gender equality law.