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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

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