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Dr. John Garvey, president of The Catholic University of America, discusses religious freedom at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 16, 2013

Catholic University president says he will step down next year

Sep 22, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

John Garvey, president of The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., will be stepping down from his role as... Read more

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Diocese, former orphanage residents in Vermont differ in views of recovery process

Sep 21, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

Some former residents of a long-closed Catholic orphanage in Vermont say they are dissatisfied with the local diocese’s response to... Read more

Pro-life advocates at the 45th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., Jan. 19, 2018.

Doctor sued under Texas abortion law

Sep 21, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

A Texas abortion doctor who said he performed an abortion in violation of a new state law was sued Monday... Read more

President-elect Joe Biden addresses a virtual 40th anniversary celebration of Jesuit Refugee Services on Nov. 12, 2020.

As Biden looks to raise refugee cap, Catholics argue he can do more

Sep 21, 2021

By Matt Hadro

Catholic refugee advocates on Tuesday praised President Joe Biden for pushing to raise the refugee cap in the coming fiscal... Read more

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Justice Department asks Supreme Court to uphold legal abortion  

Sep 21, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The Justice Department on Monday asked the Supreme Court to uphold Roe v. Wade, the court’s 1973 ruling that legalized... Read more

Religious sisters show their support for the Little Sisters of the Poor outside the Supreme Court, where oral arguments were heard on March 23, 2016 in the Zubik v. Burwell case against the HHS Mandate.

The religious freedom cases the Supreme Court could hear – and refuse – this fall

Sep 20, 2021

By Matt Hadro

In addition to a critical abortion case, the Supreme Court this fall will consider multiple religious freedom cases on vocal... Read more

Lalo Garcia's painting of Saint Junípero Serra is featured in the '250 Years of Mission' exhibit.

Local artists add beauty to Los Angeles exhibit ‘250 Years of Mission’ to celebrate Jubilee Year

Sep 20, 2021

By Autumn Jones

On September 11, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles began a Jubilee Year, Forward in Mission, to mark 250 years since... Read more

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)

‘The most radical abortion bill of all time’: House to vote this week on codifying ‘right’ to abortion

Sep 20, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The House this week will vote on a bill that the U.S. bishops’ conference warns would effectively impose abortion on-demand... Read more

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Supreme Court sets argument date for challenge to Roe v. Wade

Sep 20, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The Supreme Court announced Monday that it will hear arguments in a critical abortion case on Dec. 1. Read more

Bishop William Byrne of Springfield in Massachusetts

Massachusetts bishop: Clergy can support individuals' own vaccine exemption requests

Sep 20, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

Bishop William Byrne of Springfield in Massachusetts said Tuesday that clerics in the diocese should support Catholics who themselves seek... Read more

A screenshot of a 3D rendering of a Peruvian Nativity scene that will be featured at the Vatican during the 2021 Christmas season.

The Vatican Nativity scene 2021 will include llamas and superfood for Baby Jesus

Sep 19, 2021

By Alejandro Bermudez

The 2021 manger that will be placed in St. Peter's Square in the Vatican to celebrate Christmas will arrive from... Read more

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas

Justice Clarence Thomas credits Catholic nuns’ anti-racist example

Sep 18, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Catholic nuns and his grandparents’ example helped instill in Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas the belief that all people were... Read more

Facebook screenshot of photo of Maria Cristina Cella Mocellin, an Italian mother who sacrificed her life for the sake of her baby.

A new pro-life saint? This Italian mother sacrificed her life for her unborn baby

Sep 18, 2021

By Katie Yoder

On Aug. 30, Pope Francis advanced the sainthood cause of Maria Cristina Cella Mocellin, who sacrificed her life for the... Read more

The Virginia March for Life in Richmond, Sept. 17, 2021.

Virginia March for Life highlights importance of gubernatorial election

Sep 17, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Pro-life Virginians took to the streets of Richmond on Friday as part of the third annual Virginia March for Life. Read more

Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas, chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' pro-life committee

Bishops warn against abortion funding in reconciliation bill

Sep 17, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The U.S. bishops’ conference on Friday warned against abortion funding in a massive spending bill being considered by Congress. Read more

An unborn baby at 20 weeks -- well within the second trimester, when dilation and evacuation abortions are commonly performed.

Supreme Court poised to hear biggest challenge to Roe v Wade in 48 years

Sep 17, 2021

By Alejandro Bermudez

Jackson Women’s Health Organization, Mississippi’s lone abortion clinic, presented its legal argument Monday for why the U.S. Supreme Court should... Read more

Google offices in Chelsea, Manhattan, New York

Senators ask Google why it removed ads for abortion pill reversal

Sep 17, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

A dozen U.S. senators on Thursday sent a joint letter to Google’s CEO asking why pro-life ads for abortion pill... Read more

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Weekly COVID-19 testing a 'good' alternative to vaccine mandate, bioethicist says

Sep 16, 2021

By Matt Hadro

As the Biden administration prepares to require COVID-19 vaccinations at many workplaces, a Catholic bioethicist urged the administration to keep... Read more

Aug. 11, 2021: Then-Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul addresses people of New York at the state capitol building in Albany

NY governor vows to help Texas women have abortions in her state

Sep 16, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

New York Governor Kathy Hochul on Wednesday said that if women in Texas are seeking an abortion, she will help... Read more

Former cardinal Theodore McCarrick arrives at Massachusetts' Dedham District Courthouse for his arraignment, Sept. 3, 2021.

Theodore McCarrick faces new sex abuse lawsuit in New Jersey

Sep 16, 2021

By Christine Rousselle, Matt Hadro

Three sex abuse lawsuits, including one naming disgraced former archbishop Theodore McCarrick as the alleged abuser, were filed on Thursday,... Read more