Archive for December 11, 2023

The Celebrate Life Day rally was organized to commemorate the first anniversary of the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health  Supreme Court decision.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Supreme Courts in three states set to hear abortion case arguments

This week state Supreme Courts in Arizona, Wyoming, and New Mexico will hear oral arguments for litigation related to the... Read more

Father Stephen Gutgsell.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

Nebraska priest dies after stabbing in parish rectory, suspect arrested

The archdiocese said in a statement that Father Stephen Gutgsell was assaulted “during an invasion at the rectory of St.... Read more

The Texas Supreme Court (building pictured) paused a lower court ruling that could have allowed a woman to receive an abortion following a request from Attorney General Ken Paxton.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Texas Supreme Court pauses ruling that would have allowed woman to get abortion

A Dec. 7 ruling would have temporarily restricted state officials from enforcing Texas abortion laws against hospitals and doctors who... Read more

Bishop Jaime Soto.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

Diocese of Sacramento to file for bankruptcy amid over 250 clergy abuse lawsuits

The bishop of the Diocese of Sacramento, California, announced on Saturday that the diocese will file for bankruptcy amid a... Read more

Pope Francis meets with the prefects of the Italian Republic in the Clementine Hall of the Apostolic Palace on Dec. 11, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Almudena Martínez-Bordiú

Pope Francis expresses concern about Italy’s low birth rate

Pope Francis on Monday received the prefects of the Italian Republic in the Clementine Hall of the Apostolic Palace. Read more

The offertory at the installation Mass for the new Archbishop of Imphal Archdiocese, Linus Neli, on Dec. 8, 2023..?w=200&h=150

By Anto Akkara

More than 10,000 Indian Catholics welcome new archbishop in conflict-torn Manipur

More than 10,000 Catholics from across the state of Manipur attended the Dec. 8 installation of the new archbishop of... Read more

U.S. Capitol viewed through the columns of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Supreme Court won’t take case challenging conversion therapy bans

The Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision on Dec. 11 to refuse to take the case ensures that statewide laws that restrict... Read more

Father James Jackson, FSSP, appearing at a Nov. 15, 2021, arraignment before the Rhode Island District Court.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Court documents reveal Father James Jackson said he was sexually abused as a child

Jackson, who faces charges of possessing child pornography, claimed he was molested by the mother of another child in his... Read more

A sign welcoming patients from East Texas is displayed in the waiting area of the Women's Reproductive Clinic, which provides legal medication abortion services, in Santa Teresa, New Mexico, on June 15, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

UPDATE: Woman to leave Texas to get abortion after state Supreme Court blocks ruling

A woman who sued Texas state officials so she could obtain an abortion has decided to get an abortion in... Read more