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California State Governor Gavin Newsom.

'Absurd' pro-abortion laws in California highlight need for parent-child communication, policy expert says

Sep 27, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a pair of bills Sept. 22 that relate to privacy surrounding abortion, and a policy... Read more

Father Joseph Cao, assisted by Deacon Clarence McDavid, blesses the parts of the church affected by an Aug. 30 break-in, during a Mass of reparation at Curé d'Ars Catholic Church in Denver, Colo., Sept. 1, 2021.

Some stolen items from Denver parish church recovered

Sep 27, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

Several valuable items belonging to a Denver Catholic parish, including the tabernacle and vessels used for Mass, were recovered late... Read more

Sharonell Fulton, one of the plaintiffs in Fulton v. Philadelphia who has fostered more than 40 children through Catholic Social Services

Philadelphia Catholic agency can once again help make foster care placements, after settlement with city

Sep 27, 2021

By Matt Hadro

Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia is once again helping make foster care placements, following a legal settlement... Read more

Cardinal Raymond Burke listens in the audience during the presentation of the new book Christvs Vincit by Bishop Athanasius Schneider, in Rome on Oct. 14, 2019.

Cardinal Burke provides update on his recovery from COVID-19

Sep 26, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke updated his followers on his recovery from COVID-19 and thanked them for their prayers in a... Read more

The March for the Martyrs in Washington, D.C., Sept. 25, 2021.

March for the Martyrs highlights 'global crisis of Christian persecution'

Sep 26, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The second annual March for the Martyrs took place Saturday in Washington, D.C., featuring testimony from advocates for persecuted Christians... Read more

Veterans precede a motorcade for Fr. Emil Kapaun's remains outside his hometown church, St. John Nepomucene, in Pilsen, Kan., Sept. 25, 2021.

Father Kapaun's remains returned to Kansas

Sep 25, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The remains of Servant of God Fr. Emil Kapaun returned to his hometown of Pilsen, Kansas on Saturday, ahead of... Read more

Govenor Gavin Newsom of California.

California governor moves to protect 'privacy' of minors who procure abortions 

Sep 25, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a pair of bills Sept. 22 that relate to privacy surrounding abortion, both of which... Read more

Lorie Smith, owner and founder of 303 Creative.

Don't let Colo. law silence same-sex marriage objections, web designer asks Supreme Court

Sep 24, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

A Colorado web designer who fears prosecution under state anti-discrimination law for stating her faith-based objections to providing services that... Read more

Secretary of Health and Human Services, Xavier Becerra

Former HHS official: Biden administration trying to 'bail out' Texas abortion providers

Sep 24, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The Biden administration is looking to “bail out” Texas pro-abortion groups with its new actions, one former senior HHS official... Read more

St. Joseph and the Christ child.

Saint Joseph Summit begins Thursday

Sep 24, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

A California-based ministry, with the support of the Diocese of Orange, is hosting a virtual four-day summit on St. Joseph... Read more

A same-sex wedding cake topper.

Catholic school in Illinois hires coach in same-sex marriage, reversing earlier decision

Sep 24, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

A Catholic school in suburban Chicago this week reversed a previous decision not to hire a coach who is civilly... Read more

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House responds to Texas pro-life law, passes bill codifying 'right' to abortion

Sep 24, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The House on Friday passed legislation overriding state pro-life laws and removing limits on abortion up to the point of... Read more

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More companies speak out against Texas’ pro-life law

Sep 23, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

Yelp, an online directory for food and businesses, is reportedly planning to “double match” employee contributions to pro-abortion groups opposing... Read more

Afghan refugees are being processed inside Hangar 5 at Ramstein Air Base in Germany, Sept. 8, 2021.

USCCB, Catholic Charities ramp up efforts to welcome Afghan refugees

Sep 23, 2021

By Autumn Jones

Over the next several months, the USCCB and Catholic Charities locations across the U.S. will welcome upwards of 7,500 refugees... Read more

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How Texas Catholics pushed to expand support for mothers

Sep 23, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

In addition to two major pro-life bills, the Texas Catholic Conference has successfully pushed for better support for mothers and... Read more

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) at her weekly Capitol press briefing, Sept. 23, 2021

Pelosi defends her support for legal abortion: ‘God has given us a free will’

Sep 23, 2021

By Matt Hadro

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday responded to her archbishop, who had said an abortion bill she is working... Read more

Archbishop Paul Gallagher, the Vatican secretary for relations with states.

Archbishop Gallagher at UN: 'Racism can and must be defeated'

Sep 23, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

The Vatican’s foreign minister on Wednesday addressed heads of state at the United Nations, noting that the Church is “engaged... Read more

Bishop Mario Dorsonville, auxiliary bishop of Washington (left) and Sister Donna Markham, president and CEO of Catholic Charities, USA (right)

Catholic leaders call for better treatment of Haitians, other migrants at border

Sep 22, 2021

By Matt Hadro

Catholic leaders on Wednesday called for better treatment of Haitians and other migrants crowded under a bridge at the U.S.-Mexico... Read more

The late Bishop Emeritus Anthony M. Pilla of Cleveland.

Former USCCB president Bishop Pilla dies at 88

Sep 22, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Bishop Anthony Pilla, who led the Diocese of Cleveland for 25 years and served as president of the United States... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco

Archbishop Cordileone calls abortion bill ‘child sacrifice,’ urges prayer and fasting

Sep 22, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

The Archbishop of San Francisco warned that an abortion bill to be voted on in Congress this week amounts to... Read more