2021-03-03 16:48:44 US News :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
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Mar 3, 2021 - 04:00 pm .- Congressional Democrats called on President Joe Biden this week to remove pro-life protections from the 2022 federal budget.  
Mar 3, 2021 - 03:19 pm .- The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on Tuesday reiterated the Vatican’s teaching on COVID-19 vaccines produced with the help of abortion-derived cell lines, after a vaccine developed by Johnson & Johnson received FDA approval over the weekend.
Mar 3, 2021 - 11:00 am .- An campaign finance bill under consideration in the House could present grave concerns for religious liberty, an opponent of the bill told CNA.  
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Mar 2, 2021 - 05:19 pm .- A member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences— the nationwide body that votes for the Academy Awards— recently declined to watch a film that critiques abortion regulations, drawing public ire from a pro-choice filmmaker who created it.
Mar 2, 2021 - 04:00 pm .- Pro-life leaders responded to a recent straw poll of conservative activists where pro-life policies received the least number of votes for the activists’ most important issues. 
Mar 2, 2021 - 03:00 pm .- A leading Christian adoption agency will now work with same-sex couples looking to foster or adopt children, in a change of its nationwide policy reported on Monday.
Mar 2, 2021 - 02:00 pm .- The White House on Tuesday would not reveal its position on doctors being forced to perform abortions and gender-transition surgeries under the Equality Act.
Mar 2, 2021 - 11:00 am .- The U.S. bishops’ conference expressed solidarity with the people of Burma on Tuesday, one month after a military coup seized control of the country.
Mar 2, 2021 - 09:00 am .- President Joe Biden cited Our Lady of Guadalupe and displayed his rosary beads in a conversation with the president of Mexico on Monday.
Mar 2, 2021 - 12:43 am .- A plenary indulgence is a grace granted by the Catholic Church through the merits of Jesus Christ, Mary and all the saints to remove the temporal punishment due to sin.
Mar 1, 2021 - 08:01 pm .- The Diocese of Columbus announced Monday a strategic planning initiative meant to discern the future of the local Church, encouraging evangelization and missionary discipleship.
Mar 1, 2021 - 07:36 pm .- The Archdiocese of Baltimore has set aside the weekend of March 13-14 as a time to focus on the dangers of pornography and the resources available to avoid and recover from it.
Mar 1, 2021 - 06:19 pm .- Instagram this week suspended a popular Catholic account for apparent copyright violations.
Mar 1, 2021 - 05:00 pm .- The Archdiocese of New Orleans says that the recently-approved Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is “morally compromised,” and advises Catholics to use ethical alternatives if available.
Mar 1, 2021 - 04:20 pm .- The Senate on Monday voted to confirm President Biden’s nominee for education secretary, who had supported males identifying as transgender females to participate in girls’ athletics.
Mar 1, 2021 - 02:48 pm .- The Hasbro toy company is now marketing a gender-neutral Potato Head family set showing same-sex couples and a baby, alongside a traditional family portrayal.
Mar 1, 2021 - 12:20 pm .- The parish of St. Sabina in Chicago announced on Sunday that it would withhold its monthly contribution to the archdiocese until an abuse investigation into its longtime pastor is completed.
Feb 27, 2021 - 03:01 pm .- An effort to restore strong religious freedom protections in Iowa has the backing of the state Catholic conference and others who say there should be a high threshold for any state interference with the free exercise of religion.
Feb 27, 2021 - 12:01 pm .- The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a California county’s continued ban on indoor worship services due to the coronavirus pandemic, drawing the praise of a local bishop.