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Dec 6, 2019 - 04:59 pm .- The FBI is investigating the fourth case of church vandalism in El Paso this year, with authorities saying they are uncertain whether the incidents are related.
Dec 6, 2019 - 04:30 pm .- Four members of Congress have requested that the Department of Justice use obscenity laws already on the statute books to prosecute major pornography producers and distributors.
Dec 6, 2019 - 03:30 pm .- Two new lawsuits were filed against Theodore McCarrick and New Jersey dioceses this week, after the state temporarily lifted its statute of limitations on sexual abuse allegations.
Dec 6, 2019 - 02:05 pm .- A new rule that will disqualify roughly 700,000 people from the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly called food stamps, will not help people find or keep employment, leaders of Catholic charitable and social policy organizations told CNA.
Dec 6, 2019 - 07:30 am .- The House of Representatives this week passed legislation recognizing the mass detention of Uyghurs and other abuses committed by the Chinese government in the province of Xinjiang.
Dec 5, 2019 - 03:59 pm .- The U.S. government’s “Remain in Mexico” policies put vulnerable migrants at risk of kidnapping, rape, cartel violence, gang activity, and other dangers across the border, the Catholic Bishop of Tucson, Arizona said this week.
Dec 5, 2019 - 01:00 pm .- Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on Thursday rejected the suggestion that she “hates” President Donald Trump, and said that her Catholic faith prevents her from hating anyone. 
Dec 5, 2019 - 12:50 pm .- The Diocese of Rochester confirmed on Thursday that it had requested a delay of the beatification of Archbishop Fulton Sheen, which had been scheduled for Dec. 21 until it was postponed indefinitely earlier this week.
Dec 4, 2019 - 07:01 pm .- An accusation that a priest sexually abused a minor during an assignment nearly 30 years ago was “unsubstantiated” and the accused priest may return to ministry, the Diocese of Tulsa and Eastern Oklahoma has said after a third-party investigation was completed.
Dec 4, 2019 - 06:18 pm .- Open windows for reporting incidents of child sexual abuse regardless of when they occurred could lead to a wave of thousands of new abuse cases against Catholic clergy and billions of dollars in lawsuits, a recent report from the Associated Press estimated.
Dec 4, 2019 - 04:01 pm .- The largest protests in Iraq since the overthrow of Saddam Hussein signal the rejection by most Iraqis of the country's post-2003 structure and government, the Chaldean Archbishop of Erbil told the UN Security Council Wednesday.
Dec 4, 2019 - 03:00 pm .- The Senate on Thursday confirmed Sarah Pitlyk, a Catholic lawyer and former special counsel at the Thomas More Society, a legal firm that specializes in pro-life and religious freedom cases.
Dec 4, 2019 - 02:00 pm .- The beatification of Archbishop Fulton Sheen was delayed at the request of Bishop Salvatore Matano of Rochester.
Dec 4, 2019 - 12:25 pm .- Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger of Albany spoke to the press Wednesday following his appointment as Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Buffalo, and emphasized that although he is not yet sure how exactly he will divide his time between the two dioceses he is now tasked with shepherding, he trusts Pope Francis’ decision to appoint him.
Dec 4, 2019 - 12:30 am .- A Louisiana law that requires abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at local hospitals has drawn opposition from medical groups and national Democratic politicians, who have filed briefs against it.
Dec 3, 2019 - 02:43 pm .- The delay of the beatification of Archbishop Fulton Sheen is not related to a 2007 allegation that Bishop Fulton Sheen witnessed and covered up an act of clerical sexual abuse, sources close to the beatification told CNA.
Dec 3, 2019 - 01:10 pm .- The scheduled beatification of Ven. Servant of God Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen has been postponed after several U.S. bishops asked that the cause be given more time for examination.
Dec 2, 2019 - 03:30 pm .- Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg quoted the Gospel of Matthew in his first statewide ad in South Carolina.
Dec 1, 2019 - 02:11 pm .- A religious order in southern California is kicking off Advent with a digital calendar that allows Catholics to go more in-depth as they prepare for the Christmas season.
Dec 1, 2019 - 12:44 pm .- Bishop Paul Sirba of the Diocese of Duluth, Minnesota died on Sunday, after suffering a heart attack before offering Mass. He was 59 years old.