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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

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U.S. Catholic population shows growth, trends southward

Dec 6, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

With nearly 62 million people, Catholics make up the largest religious body in 36 U.S. states. Read more

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Republicans seek to end military’s COVID vaccine mandate by holding up defense bill

Dec 5, 2022

By Peter Pinedo

A number of Republicans are threatening to hold up the NDAA’s passage until Congress requires the DoD to reverse its... Read more

Lorie Smith, owner and founder of 303 Creative, at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

Supreme Court hears free speech case of artist who objects to same-sex weddings

Dec 5, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Lorie Smith’s case — 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis — for nearly two... Read more

State officials walk past injured victims on hospital beds being treated for wounds following an attack by gunmen at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Owo, southwest Nigeria, on June 5, 2022.

Human rights commission ‘outraged’ as State Department excludes Nigeria from watchlist

Dec 5, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

In Nigeria at least 60,000 Christians have been killed, many by their Muslim countrymen, over the past two decades. Read more

Christine Gauthier spoke before she competed in the 2016 Paralympic Games in Para canoe.

Canadian veteran offered assisted suicide after asking for wheelchair help

Dec 5, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

The veteran testified last week that she was shocked when the Veterans Affairs employee offered her assisted suicide as a... Read more

A He Gets Us ad in Washington, D.C.

Who’s behind those ‘He Gets Us’ ads about Jesus?

Dec 5, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

With a $100 million price tag and planned Super Bowl spots, He Gets Us is an initiative of a nondenominational... Read more

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Catholic student center in Nebraska receives shooting threat, signed ‘Jane’s Revenge’

Dec 4, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

A Catholic campus ministry center at the University of Nebraska received a death threat Saturday morning in a note signed... Read more

A bridge over the Mississippi River near St. Louis

The mighty Mississippi was once named ‘River of the Immaculate Conception.’ Here’s why

Dec 4, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

“Immaculate” is not a word most people would use to describe the Mississippi River’s famously muddy waters. But Father Jacques... Read more

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The hidden message in ancient ‘O Antiphons’ of Advent

Dec 4, 2022

By Katie Yoder

An emeritus Texas bishop is highlighting an Advent message hidden in the O Antiphons — prayers that are said in... Read more

A 17th-century Japanese depiction of St. Francis Xavier, from the Kobe City Museum collection.

The unlikely hero of India: St. Francis Xavier 

Dec 3, 2022

By Peter Pinedo

Today’s feast celebrates the life of St. Francis Xavier, the patron saint of missionaries and missions, who led an unlikely... Read more

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More clergy accused of child sexual abuse in California as important deadline nears

Dec 2, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

As California’s three-year window to file child sex abuse lawsuits past the statute of limitations nears its conclusion, 66 Catholic... Read more

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Vermont to allow religious schools to use state assistance after settling lawsuit

Dec 2, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

State and local government officials agreed that Vermont’s exclusion of religious private schools from the program is unconstitutional and unenforceable. Read more

Lorie Smith, owner and founder of 303 Creative

Meet Lorie Smith, the Christian artist with a Supreme Court free speech case

Dec 2, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in her case — 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis — on Monday, Dec.... Read more