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.
Activists from both sides of the abortion issue gathered on Wednesday morning outside of the Supreme Court.
Phil Saviano, a survivor of clerical sexual abuse whose story was featured in the 2015 film “Spotlight” died on Sunday, Nov. 28, at the age of 69.
Tributes have continued to pour in in the wake of the SUV attack at a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisc., as the death toll continues to rise, with the wife of a Catholic radio host among the victims.
The decision to remove Nigeria from the list of “Countries of Particular Concern” was “totally unjustified,” and a backwards step in the fight against religious persecution, U.S. Rep. Chris Smith said in a speech Nov. 23.
The city of Philadelphia will pay Catholic Social Services a $2 million settlement and reinstate their foster care contract after the Supreme Court unanimously found in June that the city had discriminated against the group due to their religious beliefs.
More than 1,000 demonstrators, representing various causes and grievances, came to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' fall assembly Nov. 15-18 in Baltimore.
Archbishop Jerome Listecki of Milwaukee is encouraging people to pray for and promote peace following the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse on Friday, Nov. 19.
The U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed the Build Back Better Act Nov. 19, voting 220-213 to approve nearly $2 trillion in spending for a host of ambitious new domestic programs, including universal pre-kindergarten, increased child care subsidies, and initiatives aimed at shifting the country away from fossil fuels.
Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City praised Gov. Kevin Stitt (R) for his “tremendous courage” in granting convicted murderer Julius Jones clemency hours ahead of his scheduled execution on Nov. 18.
Blessed Carlo Acutis will serve as the patron of the first year of a new three-year Eucharistic Revival project the U.S. bishops approved Nov. 17, a designation that entrusts a critical initiative to the intercession of a popular modern Catholic hero known for spreading devotion to the Blessed Sacrament.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops voted overwhelmingly to accept the statement “The Mystery of the Eucharist in the Life of the Church.”
His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros, Chairman of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States, spoke of a “dialogue of love” between the two faiths and the potential for increased unity in a historic address to the Fall General Assembly of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
The bishops of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops elected Father Michael J.K. Fuller as their new general secretary on Tuesday, Nov. 16..
Members of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops elected six new chairmen-elect on Nov. 16 at their Fall General Assembly in Baltimore. The chairmen-elect will serve in the role for one year before assuming the position of “chairman” at the 2022 Fall General Assembly.
The Archdiocese of New Orleans will pay more than $1 million in a settlement related to allegations of fraud in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the Department of Justice announced Nov. 15.
The U.S. Catholics bishops will gather in-person for the first time in two years Nov. 15-18 for their fall assembly in Baltimore.
The Archbishop of Sydney has urged the faithful to speak out against euthanasia as New South Wales considers legalizing the practice.
A delegation to include 25 to 30 representatives from Canada's Indigenous populations and a small number of bishops is scheduled to meet with Pope Francis and other officials at the Vatican Dec. 17-20.
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Tuesday in the case of a man seeking to pray with his pastor as he is executed, and according to one legal expert the case may not be as cut and dry as it could seem.