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Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising holds a protest outside the office of District of Columbia mayor Muriel Bowser, April 7, 2022.

Law, politics, and five abortion victims: Will justice prevail in DC?

Apr 7, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

The bodies of five abortion victims in the District of Columbia have captured headlines, with pro-life activists asking if they... Read more

Randall Terry, spokesman for the Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising, a pro-life group, speaks at a press conference on April 5, 2022. The group says it obtained the remains of more than 100 aborted babies, which included five babies the group says were the victims of late-term abortions, from a biohazard waste disposal company, a charge the company has denied.

What happens to the remains of aborted babies? Here’s what we know

Apr 7, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

“Without regulations, medical practitioners are free to dispose of human fetal remains by incineration with medical waste, by dumping in... Read more

"ALIVE: Who is there?" is a new documentary about personal encounters with the Eucharist.

New eucharistic movie hits U.S. theaters for one day only

Apr 7, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

A new documentary titled "ALIVE: Who is there?" highlighting the transformative power of the Holy Eucharist will be debuting for... Read more

US President Joe Biden and Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson watch the US Senate vote on whether to approve Judge Brown's appointment to the US Supreme Court in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on April 7, 2022.

Senate confirms Ketanji Brown Jackson to become first black woman on Supreme Court

Apr 7, 2022

By Shannon Mullen

Ketanji Brown Jackson, whose nomination was opposed by pro-life groups, will become the first black woman to serve on the... Read more

Young adults who have helped with the "I Thirst" project at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Dedham, Massachusetts from left to right: Emily Rittenour, Matthew Marquet, Monet Souza, Natlia Derosa, Sister Josephine Ngama, Lew Uttaro, Gianfranco Derosa, Elizabeth Balzarini, George Matta, Mark Farah.

This Catholic parish is helping to bring fresh water to a poor Nigerian village

Apr 6, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

“They need water.” These words have inspired a Catholic parish in Dedham, Massachusetts, to undertake an ambitious effort to fund... Read more

Colorado governor Jared Polis speaks at a press conference, June 11, 2020.

Colorado governor signs bill codifying access to abortion, contraception

Apr 5, 2022

By Carl Bunderson

Colorado governor Jared Polis signed a bill into law Monday codifying the right to abortion and contraception in the state.  Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles preaches during a Mass at Mission San Gabriel Arcángel in San Gabriel, Calif., April 2, 2022.

Archbishop Gomez encourages pilgrims marking jubilee of Christianity in Los Angeles

Apr 5, 2022

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles urged those making a pilgrimage Saturday to mark 250 years of Christianity in the... Read more

Randall Terry (at podium), spokesman for the Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising, and other members of the pro-life group react to video images and photos of what the group says are the remains of 115 aborted babies it claims to have obtained from the disposed biohazard waste of an abortion clinic in Washington, D.C. The group held a press conference on April 5, 2022, in Washington, D.C.

Pro-life group says it obtained remains of 115 aborted babies discarded by DC clinic

Apr 5, 2022

By Jonah McKeown, Katie Yoder

Anti-abortion activists said Tuesday that they obtained 115 aborted babies from a driver for a medical waste company in late... Read more

Nativity School of Worcester, a Jesuit middle school in the diocese of Worcester is risking its Catholic status by refusing to remove a gay pride flag and a Black Lives Matter flag from its flag pole, per the request of the local ordinary, Bishop Robert McManus.

Bishop asks Catholic middle school to take down gay pride, Black Lives Matter flags

Apr 5, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Bishop Robert McManus of Worcester, Massachusetts, has expressed concerns that flags flying outside a Jesuit-run middle school in support of... Read more

A red-brick row house (C) is seen where DC Metro Police said they found five fetuses inside where anti-abortion activists were living earlier this week in the Capitol Hill neighborhood on April 01, 2022 in Washington, DC. Nine people, some of whom lived or stayed in the house, were indicted Wednesday on federal civil rights counts, with prosecutors alleging that they violated the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act when they blockaded an abortion clinic with chain and rope in 2020. Authorities do not know how the fetuses were obtained or how they got into the home where anti-abortion activist Lauren Handy was staying before she was arrested.

Pro-life group calls for investigation into the deaths of five aborted babies found in DC apartment

Apr 4, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

A pro-life group is calling for the Washington D.C. medical examiner to perform autopsies on five aborted fetuses whose bodies... Read more

U.S. Supreme Court Nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson (C) meets staff members of Sen. Tina Smith (D-MN) (R) on Capitol Hill April 04, 2022 in Washington, DC. The Senate Judiciary Committee is meeting today to hold a vote on the nomination of Jackson. If approved by the committee, the full Senate is expected to vote later this week.

Full Senate preparing to vote on Ketanji Brown Jackson's nomination to Supreme Court

Apr 4, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The full Senate is expected to vote on Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination to the Supreme Court later this week after... Read more

Police markers are placed in the street on the corner of 10th and L street at the scene of a shooting that occurred in the early morning hours on April 3, 2022 in Sacramento, California.

Bishop urges 'common task of healing' after Sacramento shooting

Apr 4, 2022

By CNA Staff

Bishop Jaime Soto of Sacramento encouraged city residents to engage in the work of communal healing and helping after a... Read more

Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) meets with Supreme Court Nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson on Capitol Hill March 31, 2022 in Washington, DC. Judge Jackson continues to meet with Senate members on Capitol Hill ahead of her confirmation vote.

Ketanji Brown Jackson hearings: 5 takeaways before the Senate vote

Apr 3, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Here's what Catholics need to know before the Senate votes on President Joe Biden's Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson. Read more

Bishop-elect Earl K. Fernandes of the Diocese of Columbus, Ohio.

Father Earl Fernandes, son of immigrants from India, named next bishop of Columbus, Ohio

Apr 2, 2022

By Shannon Mullen

Bishop-elect Earl K. Fernandes said Saturday that to his knowledge he will become the first Indian-American Roman Catholic bishop in... Read more

Mass is said at the Oklahoma Catholic Men’s Conference in Norman, March 12, 2022.

Oklahoma Catholic Men's Conference inspires faith, family devotion

On March 12, more than 800 Catholic men gathered in Norman for the 26th annual “In the Father’s Footsteps” Oklahoma... Read more

Pope Francis releases a dove after praying for the victims of war in Mosul, Iraq, March 7, 2021. Photo credits: Vatican Media.

'Francis in Iraq': Powerful film focuses on the people the pope came to see

Apr 2, 2022

By Shannon Mullen

"Francis in Iraq," a new documentary about the pope's historic visit to the war-torn country in 2021, hopes to raise... Read more

A red-brick row house (C) is seen where DC Metro Police said they found five fetuses inside where anti-abortion activists were living earlier this week in the Capitol Hill neighborhood on April 01, 2022 in Washington, DC. Nine people, some of whom lived or stayed in the house, were indicted Wednesday on federal civil rights counts, with prosecutors alleging that they violated the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act when they blockaded an abortion clinic with chain and rope in 2020. Authorities do not know how the fetuses were obtained or how they got into the home where anti-abortion activist Lauren Handy was staying before she was arrested.

After police find aborted fetal remains at home of DC pro-life activist, group pledges full explanation

Apr 1, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Police on Wednesday found the remains of at least five aborted fetuses at the Washington, D.C. home of activist Lauren... Read more

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey speaks at an awards luncheon in Scottsdale, Ariz., June 17, 2019.

Arizona bishops say 15 week abortion ban will protect women and their unborn children

Mar 31, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The Catholic bishops of Arizona this week expressed gratitude at the passage of a 15 week abortion ban in the... Read more

Monstrance for adoration, stock photo.

There is still time to receive a plenary indulgence during Lent

Mar 31, 2022

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Did you know that there are several ways you can gain a plenary indulgence during Lent? It’s true! There are... Read more

The Oregon State Capitol in Salem.

Oregon drops residency requirement for assisted suicide

Mar 30, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Oregon has dropped its residency requirement for assisted suicide, meaning doctors will be allowed to prescribe lethal drugs to people... Read more