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Houston Pregnancy Help Center’s location in the Fifth Ward of Houston was vandalized in the early morning of Jan. 29, 2023.

Leader of Houston pro-life pregnancy center says pro-abortion vandalism was ‘racist’

Feb 3, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Two vandals were allegedly caught on camera writing “Abortion for all” on the front of the clinic in Houston’s Fifth... Read more

Cardinal Joseph Zen, one of Asia's highest-ranking Catholic clerics, arrives at a court for his trial in Hong Kong on Sept. 26, 2022.

Cardinal Zen and Jimmy Lai among Hong Kongers nominated for Nobel Peace Prize 

Feb 3, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

A bipartisan congressional commission chaired by Rep. Chris Smith announced Thursday the nomination of six Hong Kongers for their efforts... Read more

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The Satanic Temple to open free abortion clinic in New Mexico

Feb 3, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

The political activist group known for protesting religious symbolism in public spaces announced it will offer prescriptions for drugs that... Read more

U.S. Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, speaks during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on April 26, 2022. Risch is the primary sponsor of the American Values Act.

Senate bill would expand restrictions on foreign aid for abortions

Feb 3, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The bill, known as the American Values Act, would clarify existing prohibitions on foreign aid for abortions. Read more

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20 attorneys general warn CVS, Walgreens against abortion pills in their states

Feb 2, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The letter states that companies must “keep apprised not only of federal law but also of the laws of the... Read more

Bishop Robert Barron spoke out against Minnesota's new abortion law after it passed Jan. 31, 2023.

Bishop Barron says Minnesota’s new abortion law is ‘the worst kind of barbarism’

Feb 2, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

“I want to share with you my anger, my frustration over this terrible law that was just signed by the... Read more

Former assistant secretary of state Robert Destro discusses the need for religious freedom. Pictured from left,  Imam Talib Shareef of the Nation’s Mosque; Destro; and Cole Durham of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies at Brigham Young University Law School. Peter Pinedo/CNA

Religious freedom ‘under assault’ across the world, leaders testify at summit

Feb 2, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Faith leaders from across the world gathered in Washington, D.C., at the International Religious Freedom Summit this week. Read more

Twelve students from Our Lady of the Rosary School in Greenville, South Carolina, and their chaperones wore blue pro-life stocking caps that said “Rosary Pro-Life” to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum after they attended the March for Life in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 20, 2023.

Smithsonian staff kick out Catholic students for wearing pro-life hats

Feb 2, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

Twelve students from Our Lady of the Rosary School in Greenville, South Carolina, visited the Air and Space Museum after... Read more

Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio leads the Archdiocese for the Military Services.

Head of U.S. bishops’ conference contradicts Biden’s claims about taxpayer-funded abortions

Feb 1, 2023

By Matt McDonald

President Biden asserted this week that neither the pope nor all Catholic bishops oppose public funding for abortion in the... Read more

Cardinal Timothy Dolan attends Columbus Day parade in New York City.

Cardinal Dolan criticizes Biden administration for trying to force employers to cover contraception

Feb 1, 2023

By Matt McDonald

HHS announced a proposed rule that would leave in place the current exemption for religious employers but take away the... Read more

After being acquitted of federal charges by a jury in Philadelphia on Monday, Jan. 30, 2023, Mark Houck embraces and kisses his wife, Ryan-Marie Houck. Also with Houck are his son Mark Houck Jr., 14, and his daughter, Ava Houck, 12.

Acquitted pro-life activist Mark Houck reveals details of ‘reckless’ FBI raid; will press charges

Feb 1, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

The father of seven said he opened the door of his house to a team of FBI agents pointing M-16s... Read more

Millions gather in Manila for Pope Francis' closing Mass on Jan. 18, 2015.

Biggest papal Masses ever: How does today’s Mass in the DRC compare?

Feb 1, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Papal Masses, especially in the last 50 years or so, have attracted crowds of millions — many of them at... Read more

President Joe Biden responds to a question from EWTN's Owen Jensen about the Catholic bishops' position on federal funding of abortion.

Biden claims the pope and some bishops are open to taxpayer funded abortion

Feb 1, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

President Joe Biden this week claimed that Pope Francis and some bishops are not on board with the USCCB’s statement... Read more

Altar of St. Francis Xavier Owo Catholic Parish of Ondo Diocese, Nigeria, where dozens were slain in a massacre on June 5, 2022.

Republican and Democrat leaders urge Biden to add Nigeria to list of countries violating religious freedom

Feb 1, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Rep. Chris Smith and a bipartisan group of leaders in Congress introduced a resolution Tuesday urging the State Department to... Read more

Bishop Mario E. Dorsonville in 2015.

Pope Francis appoints auxiliary bishop from Colombia to lead Louisiana diocese

Feb 1, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

Born in Bogotá, Colombia, Bishop Dorsonville has served in the Archdiocese of Washington since the 1990s. Read more

Sen. Marco Rubio  Credit: Christopher Halloran/Shutterstock

Rubio bill would block Biden from declaring public health emergency to expand abortion

Jan 31, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio introduced a bill that would prohibit the executive branch from expanding abortion access through a... Read more

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Utah bans transgender surgery for minors, places hold on hormone drugs

Jan 31, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Gov. Spencer Cox called the legislation a “nuanced and thoughtful approach to this terribly divisive issue.” Read more

The Cathedral of Saint Paul in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Minnesota Senate sends far-reaching abortion bill to governor’s desk

Jan 31, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Catholic leaders had strongly denounced the bill, proposing instead a slate of pro-family measures that they say will reduce demand... Read more

From left to right: Shannon Mullen, editor-in-chief of the National Catholic Register; Kelsey Wicks, executive director of the ACI Group; and Jeanette De Melo, executive director of the National Catholic Register and Catholic News Agency.

EWTN restructures domestic news outlets, aims to further US and global growth

Jan 31, 2023

By CNA Staff

The strategic realignment includes the announcement of new leadership of Catholic News Agency, ACI Group, and the National Catholic Register. Read more

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Biden administration seeks to remove moral objection exemption from Obamacare contraceptives mandate

Jan 30, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Under the Trump administration, employers with religious or moral objections to contraception could opt out of providing coverage without penalty. Read more