2021-01-18 19:24:15 US News :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
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Jan 18, 2021 - 03:35 pm .- The National Garden of American Heroes will include statues of many notable Catholic figures, including five saints and numerous people who are on the path to sainthood.
Jan 18, 2021 - 03:10 pm .- The passing of pro-life icon Joseph M. Scheidler, 93, former National Director of the Pro-Life Action League on Martin Luther King Jr.'s Day, is "absolutely fitting," his son Erik Scheidler told CNA after confirming his father’s death on Monday, January 18.
Jan 18, 2021 - 02:49 am .- As Catholics and other Americans observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day this year, they should renew their commitment to fighting racism, said Bishop Michael Burbidge of Arlington.
Jan 17, 2021 - 02:00 am .- A Catholic theater company has revived the tradition of radio plays. 
Jan 16, 2021 - 03:01 pm .- Fifty human rights professionals and organizations have signed an open letter calling for an investigation into crimes against humanity and potential genocide of the Uyghur people in China.
Jan 16, 2021 - 02:00 am .- Leah Libresco Sargeant, author of “Building the Benedict Option,” talks about ways to adapt her community-building practices during coronavirus times. 
Jan 15, 2021 - 10:06 pm .- The U.S. bishops’ pro-life chair on Friday praised a Supreme Court decision allowing federal regulations of the abortion pill to stand during the pandemic.
Jan 15, 2021 - 07:01 pm .- Conservative scholars argued this week that Xavier Becerra, president-elect Joe Biden’s pick for HHS secretary, has a history of “hostility to nonprofit institutions and the donors who support them,” particularly religious nonprofits.
Jan 15, 2021 - 05:23 pm .- In an interview with EWTN News Nightly (ENN), the niece of Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., Alveda King, highlighted that her famous uncle was a man of faith, who always looked for "nonviolent and Bible-based" solutions to the challenges of his time.  
Jan 15, 2021 - 04:25 pm .- President Donald Trump on Wednesday became the first president in American history to be impeached by the House of Representatives twice.
Jan 15, 2021 - 04:04 pm .- The Buffalo diocese has responded to claims that it misrepresented the financial state of its seminary before closing it last year.
Jan 15, 2021 - 03:01 pm .- The Diocese of Lansing launched Friday a policy on “gender identity” requiring that its schools, parishes, and charities recognize persons by the biological sex with which they were born.
Jan 15, 2021 - 01:01 pm .- The 2021 March for Life will take place virtually, organizers announced Friday.
Jan 14, 2021 - 08:42 pm .- Bishop Richard Stika of Knoxville voiced skepticism of Father James Martin’s recent essay claiming that Catholic leaders’ criticism of President-elect Joe Biden's stance on abortion helped contribute to the conditions for the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.
Jan 14, 2021 - 06:29 pm .- The US bishops’ chair for international justice and peace has expressed his disagreement with the State Department’s return of Cuba to a list of state sponsors of terrorism.
Jan 14, 2021 - 04:01 pm .- The Archdiocese of New York responded Thursday to questions about its victims’ compensation program.
Jan 14, 2021 - 03:33 pm .- A new congressional report calls for U.S. diplomatic engagement with the Vatican to “reevaluate” its 2018 agreement with China on the ordination of bishops.
Jan 14, 2021 - 12:56 am .- A federal appeals court heard arguments on Wednesday on whether public university officials can be held personally liable for religious discrimination.
Jan 13, 2021 - 09:01 pm .- Three North Dakota state legislators introduced a bill this week that would oblige Catholic priests to violate the seal of confession in cases of confirmed or suspected child abuse, on penalty of imprisonment or heavy fines.
Jan 13, 2021 - 07:01 pm .- The governor of Ohio has signed a bill which requires physicians to be present during the administration of the first drug of an abortion pill regimen, banning the practice of “telemedicine abortion” procedures in the state.

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