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Biden’s transgender mandate suffers second big loss in appellate court

Dec 9, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

The Biden administration may not force Catholic organizations and medical professionals to perform gender-transition surgeries or provide insurance coverage for... Read more

Archbishop Samuel Aquila

Media reaction to Club Q shooting scapegoated religion, Denver archbishop says

Dec 9, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

The “unmitigated tragedy” of a mass shooting at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub prompted “irresponsible” press coverage, Archbishop Samuel Aquila... Read more

U.S. Sen. Kyrtsen Sinema, D-Arizona, speaks at a news conference after the Senate passed the Respect for Marriage Act at the Capitol Building on Nov.29, 2022 in Washington, D.C.

Kyrsten Sinema exits the Democratic Party. What difference will it make? 

Dec 9, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona announced on Friday that she is leaving the Democratic Party. Read more

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COVID-19 vaccine mandate for military nears its end

Dec 9, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Republicans in the House of Representatives have secured a compromise with Democrats dropping the vaccine mandate from the nation’s annual... Read more

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Federal judge allows for coverage of fertility awareness methods under health insurance

Dec 9, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Fertility awareness methods enable women to track their fertile cycles by charting one or more biomarkers. Couples can use this... Read more

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Americans overwhelmingly support right to practice religion, new survey says

Dec 9, 2022

By Peter Pinedo

Becket’s “2022 Religious Freedom Index,” released Dec. 7, showed a substantial increase in support for “religious pluralism.”  Read more

Ultrasound of a baby in the womb.

In post-Roe Colorado, could a city ordinance keep out a late-term abortionist?

Dec 9, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

The proposal comes after news that late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart seeks to open an abortion clinic in Pueblo, Colorado. Read more

Indiana State Capitol.

Indiana abortion doctor drops lawsuit against state attorney general 

Dec 9, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

After Caitlin Bernard disclosed she performed an abortion last summer on a 10-year-old Ohio child who was raped, Indiana's AG... Read more

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Former Celtic who risked NBA career to speak out against China receives human rights award  

Dec 9, 2022

By Kelsey Wicks

Former Celtic Enes Kanter Freedom received the Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice’s top honor on Dec. 7 at... Read more

Mark Houck with his children

Arrested pro-life activist Mark Houck victim of religious discrimination, lawyers say

Dec 8, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Lawyers filed a motion to dismiss the case, contending that “the Biden administration, has engaged in an overt pattern of... Read more

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Baltimore abuse survivors file request to make abuse report public

Dec 8, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The survivors are attempting to make public a recently sealed attorney general’s report that claims to chronicle hundreds of instances... Read more

A detail from Francisco de Zurbarán’s painting “The Immaculate Conception” (1628–1630)

Explore the Immaculate Conception through art in video series on faith and beauty

Dec 8, 2022

By CNA Staff

Benedictine College is kicking off a new video series today on art and faith with a video celebrating today’s solemnity... Read more

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, following the final vote on the Respect for Marriage Act in Washington, D.C., Dec. 8, 2022.

House passes same-sex marriage bill in final vote, sending it to Biden’s desk

Dec 8, 2022

By Katie Yoder

A total of 219 Democrats, along with 39 Republicans, voted “yea” to the bill. One hundred sixty-nine Republicans voted against... Read more

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UK Supreme Court rules in favor of banning prayer, protests at abortion clinics

Dec 7, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

The law prohibits “direct” and “indirect” pro-life “influence,” broadly defined, within 100 meters (about 328 feet) of an abortion provider. Read more

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House expected to pass same-sex marriage bill Thursday

Dec 7, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The bill, which would repeal the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act and recognize same-sex marriages on a federal level, has ... Read more

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U.S. bishops back bill to protect pregnant workers as some warn it’s paid abortion leave

Dec 7, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The U.S. Senate is currently considering a bipartisan bill that promises protections for pregnant employees. The bill passed the U.S.... Read more

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Christian pro-family group denied access to Virginia restaurant because of values

Dec 7, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

A pro-family organization was told by Metzger Bar and Butchery in Richmond, Virginia, that it would not be allowed to... Read more

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Michigan church sues state over right to hire staff committed to Catholic teachings

Dec 7, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The parish is suing the state over a court ruling redefining “sex” discrimination that they argue threatens the parish’s ability... Read more

A view of Baltimore's Basilica nestled amid the city's famed row houses

Baltimore seals documents related to clerical sexual abuse report

Dec 6, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

A judge in Baltimore this week ordered everything related to the release of a major attorney general’s report on clerical... Read more

Father Fidelis Moscinski (far left, in gray robe), a well-known pro-life activist and priest of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal (CFR) is seen during a tense standoff between pro-life and pro-abortion demonstrators in Lower Manhattan on July 2, 2022.

Charges dropped against ‘Red Rose Rescue’ priest who counsels women against abortion

Dec 6, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Father Fidelis Moscinski, CFR, and three other pro-life advocates faced charges of trespassing at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Trenton. Read more