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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

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Catholics the most vaccinated religious group for COVID-19, new study shows

Sep 16, 2021

By Kate Olivera

Catholics are the religious group most vaccinated against COVID-19 in the United States, according to a new national survey by... Read more

Hon. Beth Robinson, associate justice on the Vermont Supreme Court, testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Sept. 14, 2021

Federal judicial nominee grilled over 1990s religious freedom case

Sep 16, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Multiple senators accused a judicial nominee of being hostile to religious freedom during her confirmation hearing on Tuesday, Sept. 14. Read more

Cupola of St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City

The Papal Foundation provides $800K in scholarships for studies in Rome

Sep 16, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The Papal Foundation awarded nearly $800,000 in scholarships to 96 priests, brothers, sisters, and lay faithful as part of the... Read more

Bishop Kevin Sweeney of Paterson. Photo courtesy DeSales Media Group.

Paterson bishop: Vaccination exemption for clergy 'will be minimal'

Sep 15, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

Bishop Kevin Sweeney of Paterson wrote to clerics of his diocese Tuesday to ‘strongly encourage’ their vaccination against COVID-19. Non-medical... Read more

US Attorney General Merrick Garland

Justice Department asks judge to block Texas abortion law during legal challenge

Sep 15, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

The US Department of Justice asked a federal judge on Tuesday to issue a preliminary injunction against Texas’ law prohibiting... Read more

Lila Rose, founder of Live Action, addresses the 2021 Live Action Life Awards Dinner at Dana Point, California; Aug. 21, 2021

Live Action says Google’s removal of pro-life ads ‘unprecedented’

Sep 15, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

According to the pro-life group Live Action, the search engine Google canceled its advertisements for abortion pill reversal services. The... Read more

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US bishops push for pathway to citizenship for millions of immigrants

Sep 15, 2021

By Matt Hadro

As members of Congress this week advanced language providing a pathway to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants, the U.S.... Read more

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Judge temporarily blocks New York vaccine mandate, lacking religious exemption, for medical workers

Sep 14, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

A federal court on Tuesday granted a temporary restraining order against a New York state COVID-19 vaccine mandate, which disallowed... Read more

The then-remaining section of the World Trade Center surrounded by rubble, Sept. 27, 2001.

America's return to God after 9/11 didn't last long, priest says

Sep 14, 2021

By Shannon Mullen

Father John A. Perricone recalled how his noon Mass at St. Agnes in Manhattan on 9/11 was packed with people,... Read more

Hong Kong.Hong Kong media tycoon and founder of Apple Daily newspaper Jimmy Lai Chee Ying arrives at the West Kowloon Magistrates' Court, May 18, 2020.

Catholic Hong Kong activist honored at prayer breakfast  

Sep 14, 2021

By Matt Hadro

A Hong Kong Catholic democracy advocate was honored in absentia on Tuesday at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington,... Read more

Bishop Steven Lopes

Unity can only come from God, bishop tells prayer breakfast

Sep 14, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

True unity comes from God and is not something created by man, the bishop of the Ordinariate of the Chair... Read more

Pope Francis participates in an interreligious meeting at the site of Ur, outside Nasiriyah, Iraq, March 6, 2021.

What a Dominican priest from the Midwest has learned about Catholic-Muslim dialogue since 9/11

Sep 14, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Real-life relationships and a “holy curiosity” must be the basis for Catholic-Muslim dialogue, says a Dominican priest whose college discussions... Read more