Latest news: US

Nov 24, 2020 - 04:50 pm .- A survey of recently ordained Catholic priests reports that the great majority find great satisfaction in their work celebrating sacraments and in their parish ministry, but there are also difficulties and areas for which they felt seminary life had left them unprepared.
Nov 24, 2020 - 04:25 pm .- Washington’s archbishop, who will be made a cardinal this weekend, told a journalist Tuesday that in his diocese, he will not deny Holy Communion to a politician who has pledged to enshrine access to abortion in federal law and permit federal funding of abortions. That politician is President-elect Joe Biden.
Nov 24, 2020 - 04:01 pm .- A measure expanding abortion access in Massachusetts has passed both the state house and senate, and could prompt a veto from the governor.
Nov 24, 2020 - 03:21 pm .- Following complaints from liberal groups on her handling of Amy Coney’s Barrett’s confirmation hearing, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) announced that she will not seek to continue as ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Nov 24, 2020 - 10:05 am .- The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that abortion providers and their customers cannot challenge Texas’ decision to withhold Medicaid funds from Planned Parenthood.
Nov 24, 2020 - 09:30 am .- President-elect Joe Biden announced several foreign policy appointments to his cabinet on Monday, including a nominee for Secretary of State. If confirmed, nominees will shape U.S. foreign policy on a range of subjects, especially religious freedom.
Nov 23, 2020 - 04:34 pm .- The historical preservation commission of Santa Cruz, California last week advised the city council to remove a replica mission bell from a city intersection, saying the bell represents painful history for the indigenous people of the city.
Nov 23, 2020 - 03:30 pm .- The National Catholic Partnership on Disability’s Council on Mental Illness applauded Bishop James Conley of Lincoln, Nebraska “on his complete candor regarding his recent experience of coping with mental illness.”
Nov 23, 2020 - 11:40 am .- The State of New York is suing the Diocese of Buffalo and its former bishops for failing to protect children for clergy sex abuse.
Nov 23, 2020 - 10:00 am .- A federal appeals court on Friday allowed a Tennessee ban on some abortions to go into effect.
Nov 22, 2020 - 03:01 pm .- For one Catholic businessman in New York City, Thanksgiving has long been a time of sacrifice and generosity. For each of the past four years, Alphonse Catanese and his wife have donated hundreds of turkeys to needy families in the city.
Nov 22, 2020 - 03:13 am .- American Christians must be better advocates for the world’s persecuted Christians, said speakers at a Thursday event featuring victims of persecution, religious leaders, and global experts.
Nov 21, 2020 - 04:37 pm .- With nearly all U.S. House and Senate races decided, Congress will be sharply divided the next two years—possibly undermining the viability of extreme pro-abortion policies.
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Nov 20, 2020 - 07:01 pm .- The Diocese of Tulsa has withdrawn from the Oklahoma Council of Churches because the group will not defend the life of unborn children from abortion, its bishop said earlier this month.
Nov 20, 2020 - 06:25 pm .- An 18-state coalition filed a brief this week supporting a Tennessee law banning abortions based on an unborn child’s race, sex, or Down syndrome diagnosis.
Nov 20, 2020 - 05:01 pm .- The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments on Friday in the case of California churches against the state’s abortion coverage mandate.
Nov 20, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- A deacon who was stabbed outside a Michigan church this month is recovering in a rehabilitation hospital, the Diocese of Kalamazoo reported this week.
Nov 20, 2020 - 03:28 am .- With just two months left in Donald Trump’s presidency, some pro-life intellectuals are calling for an executive order that offers legal protection for the unborn.
Nov 19, 2020 - 04:10 pm .- Two pro-life groups are suing Washington D.C., alleging that the city discriminated against their pro-life viewpoints by refusing to grant permission to paint or chalk messages on the street, while allowing other activist groups to do so.
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