Katie Yoder

Katie Yoder

Katie Yoder is a correspondent in CNA's Washington, D.C. bureau. She covers pro-life issues, the U.S. Catholic bishops, public policy, and Congress. She previously worked for Townhall.com, National Review, and the Media Research Center.

Articles by Katie Yoder

Poll finds American majority want Roe v Wade to go

Jan 20, 2022 / 18:29 pm

More than 60% of Americans disagree with the central holding of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion nationwide, according to a new Knights of Columbus/Marist Poll survey.

‘We offered them a safe space’: Texas priest details parish's role helping synagogue hostage families

Jan 18, 2022 / 18:00 pm

A Catholic parish in Colleyville, Texas, sprang into action to help the terrified families whose loved ones were taken hostage at a local synagogue.

March for Life: What about bathrooms? Food? We’ve got answers here

Jan 16, 2022 / 14:35 pm

The 49th Annual March for Life is going on as planned on Jan. 21 in Washington, D.C. Here's what you need to know before you come.

'We must not lose our sense of humor': Pope writes to journalist who caught him leaving record store

Jan 14, 2022 / 15:55 pm

After a journalist reported on Pope Francis’ surprise visit to a record store, the pope surprised him back — by writing him a letter.

Here's the latest update on the attack on the Our Lady of Fatima statue in D.C.

Jan 14, 2022 / 15:30 pm

Police say they have identified a person of interest after releasing security camera footage of a man damaging an Our Lady of Fatima statue by hammering at its hands and face but they have released no further information and no arrests have been reported.

Citing abortion views, DC restaurant boots pro-life group

Jan 13, 2022 / 14:24 pm

Saying it “stands firmly” in support of legalized abortion, a Washington, D.C. restaurant has canceled a pro-life group’s booking for its annual “March for Life Breakfast.”

Supreme Court halts Biden vaccine-or-test policy for businesses, allows mandate for health care workers

Jan 13, 2022 / 13:20 pm

The Supreme Court has blocked President Joe Biden's sweeping vaccine-or-test mandate for private sector businesses, while allowing a new federal rule to go forward that requires millions of U.S. health care workers to be fully vaccinated against the virus that causes COVID-19.

Why did Pope Francis visit a record store in Rome?

Jan 11, 2022 / 14:28 pm

A photo showing Pope Francis exiting a record store gained traction on social media Tuesday as people asked the question: What did the pontiff purchase?

Conservative Supreme Court justices question basis for Biden COVID-19 vaccine policies

Jan 7, 2022 / 16:34 pm

As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to weigh in on the legality of President Joe Biden's COVID-19 mandates for businesses and health care workers, the livelihoods of millions of Americans hang in the balance.

March for Life Chicago: Learn about the Midwest’s ‘largest pro-life event’

Jan 6, 2022 / 15:35 pm

March for Life Chicago — which calls itself “the largest pro-life event in the Midwest”— is expecting more than 10,000 pro-life Americans at its 2022 march in downtown Chicago on Jan. 8.

NYT report fuels concerns that many abortions are based on false test results

Jan 4, 2022 / 16:21 pm

Prenatal tests that show an unborn child to have serious developmental problem frequently lead to abortion. Yet an investigation by the New York Times shows that five of the most common tests are wrong 85% of the time.

Meet the Holy Innocents: The 'infant martyrs' who died for Baby Jesus

Dec 28, 2021 / 03:00 am

The Holy Innocents did not know Jesus, but they died in his place. Dec. 28 marks the feast of these baby boys who are, today, recognized as the first martyrs and pro-life patron saints.

12 saints' quotes about the true meaning of Christmas 

Dec 24, 2021 / 17:00 pm

While the saints offer unique insights into Christmas, they touch on similar themes: hope, joy, and the unconditional love of God for each and every person. In celebration of Baby Jesus’ birth, here are 12 saints' quotes on which to reflect:

Why Catholics should contemplate the four last things during Advent

Dec 20, 2021 / 14:10 pm

Catholics should contemplate death in preparation for Baby Jesus’ birth, according to Sr. Danielle Victoria.

Senate sends Uyghur forced labor bill targeting China to Biden’s desk

Dec 16, 2021 / 17:25 pm

The U.S. Senate passed a bipartisan bill on Thursday, Dec. 16 banning goods made with forced labor in the Chinese region of Xinjiang from entering the United States. Now, it heads to the president’s desk to be signed into law.

Pro-life advocates decry FDA decision allowing women to get abortion pills by mail

Dec 16, 2021 / 15:42 pm

The Food and Drug Administration on Dec. 16 lifted restrictions on mifepristone, a drug approved for use in medical abortions, a decision deplored by pro-life groups.

Gorsuch cites religious liberty as Supreme Court allows New York vaccine mandate

Dec 14, 2021 / 15:15 pm

In a decision that drew a sharply worded dissent by Justice Neil M. Gorsuch, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to block New York’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement, which allows exemptions for medical but not religious reasons.

Pro-life Catholics gather 7,700 roses for Pelosi on Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast 

Dec 14, 2021 / 11:47 am

A pro-life campaign led by the archbishop of San Francisco gathered thousands of roses for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. 

Why is Our Lady of Guadalupe patroness of the unborn?

Dec 10, 2021 / 16:45 pm

Our Lady of Guadalupe is not only considered the patroness of the Americas, but also of the unborn. Here’s why. 

Texas Abortion Law: Supreme Court allows challenge to proceed, but leaves law in place

Dec 10, 2021 / 12:34 pm

In a case that hinges on enforcement rather than abortion itself, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 8 to 1 on Dec. 10 that abortion providers can continue their legal challenge of Texas Heartbeat Act, but the restrictive abortion law will remain in effect in the meantime.