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Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone

Archbishop Cordileone responds to criticism that he's 'politicizing the Eucharist'

May 23, 2022

By CNA Staff

Cordileone was interviewed May 23 by EWTN News' Erik Rosales. Read more

Participants in the Choose Life rally in Rome, Italy, on May 21, 2022.

40,000 people take part in Italy’s March for Life

May 23, 2022

By Courtney Mares

‘We are here to reaffirm the right of children to come into the world,’ said Father Andres Bonello. Read more

Participants in Italy's pro-life demonstration in Rome on May 21, 2022.

Life ‘is always sacred and inviolable’ Pope Francis says

May 22, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Pope Francis praised a pro-life event in Rome and offered comments defending the dignity of life on Sunday.  Read more

Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-CA); Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco in Baltimore, Md., Nov. 13, 2012.

Full text of Archbishop Cordileone letter to Nancy Pelosi banning her from Communion

May 20, 2022

By CNA Staff

Here is the full text of San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone’s notification to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, informing... Read more

U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) at the U.S. Capitol on May 19, 2022, in Washington, D.C. (l), and Archbishop of San Francisco Salvatore Joseph Cordileone at St. Peter's Basilica on June 29, 2013, in Vatican City, Vatican (r).

Archbishop Cordileone bars Nancy Pelosi from Communion until she ends abortion support

May 20, 2022

By Luke Coppen

Archbishop Cordileone said that the step was ‘purely pastoral, not political.’ Read more

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks before a meeting with President of Finland Sauli Niinisto and Prime Minister of Sweden Magdalena Andersson at the U.S. Capitol May 19, 2022 in Washington, DC. The leaders of Finland and Sweden are visiting Washington, DC and meeting with President Biden and Congressional leaders after the two nations submitted formal applications to become members of NATO.

10 times Nancy Pelosi supported abortion while citing her Catholic faith

May 20, 2022

By Katie Yoder

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi may no longer receive Holy Communion in her home archdiocese of San Francisco after publicly supporting... Read more

"Those who live among us without a permanent home, then, provide us a powerful reminder that we are people on pilgrimage, that this is not our true home," said Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone during a homily in a Requiem Mass for the homeless on November 6, 2021.

Archbishop Cordileone tells priests that Nancy Pelosi Communion denial is ‘pastoral, not political’

May 20, 2022

By Carl Bunderson

In a May 20 letter addressed priests of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, Cordileone explained that his instruction is nothing... Read more

Pamela Smith dressed as characters of "The Handmaids Tale" walks with a noose around her neck as she joins pro-choice protesters gather in large numbers in front of the federal building to defend abortion rights in San Francisco on May 3, 2022.

TikTok lifts ban on Ruth Sent Us. Here's what we know about this anti-Catholic group

May 18, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Ruth Sent Us has no publicly known leaders, spokespeople, or mailing address. Yet its inflammatory rhetoric and provocative, theatrical tactics... Read more

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New pro-life movie streaming in theaters this week

May 16, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

A new pro-life movie that explores the case for life and the repercussions of abortion is airing May 16 and... Read more

U.S. Capitol viewed through the columns of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

Roe v. Wade: No decision today in Dobbs abortion case

May 16, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The Supreme Court’s first “opinion issuance day” since the leak of a draft opinion that suggests justices will overturn Roe... Read more

Security fencing was erected outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., after the leak of a preliminary draft opinion in a pivotal abortion case that could decide the fate of the Roe v. Wade ruling in 1973 that legalized abortion nationwide.

Roe v. Wade: Could the Supreme Court's decision in Dobbs case come Monday?

May 14, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The Supreme Court’s scheduled release of one or more opinions on May 16 is fueling speculation that it may issue... Read more

Thousands of pro-life advocates gathered outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 1, 2021, in conjunction with oral arguments in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization abortion case.

Catholic, pro-life leaders say women shouldn't be punished for abortions

May 12, 2022

By Katie Yoder

"We state unequivocally that any measure seeking to criminalize or or punish women is not pro-life and we stand firmly... Read more

United States Supreme Court.

Politico: Supreme Court abortion draft still the only one being circulated

May 11, 2022

By CNA Staff

In a new report, the news organization that first published a draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade says... Read more

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New violence: Oregon Right to Life office set on fire

May 10, 2022

By CNA Staff

The offices of a pro-life group in Salem, Oregon, were set on fire Sunday night, the latest in a wave... Read more

The tabernacle belonging to St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church in Katy, Texas, was reported stolen on May 9, 2022.

Update on unrest: Tabernacle stolen, Catholic church defaced, pregnancy clinic vandalized

May 9, 2022

By Joe Bukuras, Shannon Mullen

More criminal acts targeting Catholic churches and pro-life advocates were reported Monday, after a Mother’s Day weekend marked by unrest... Read more

Vandalism at St. John XXIII parish in Fort Collins, Colo., May 7, 2022.

Parish church in northern Colorado tagged with pro-abortion graffiti; police investigating

May 9, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

A Catholic parish church in northern Colorado known for its active pro-life ministry was vandalized with pro-abortion graffiti over the... Read more

Costumed protesters struggle with personnel of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles during Mass on May 8, 2022.

Costumed protesters disrupt Mother's Day Mass in Los Angeles

May 8, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Several protesters dressed in "huge hats" and "red, hooded gowns," disrupted a Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of... Read more

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Wisconsin pro-life group's HQ set ablaze in apparent arson attack, police say

May 8, 2022

By CNA Staff

The offices of a pro-life organization in Madison, Wisconsin, was set ablaze and painted with pro-abortion graffiti. Read more

Abortion-rights activists gather outside of a Catholic church in downtown Manhattan to voice their support for a woman's right to choose on May 07, 2022 in New York City. The protests at the Basilica of St. Patricks Old Cathedral, which have been occurring weekly and where a small number of pro-life activists worship, have been given added urgency by the recent leaked Supreme Court ruling on Roe v. Wade.

Update on Mother's Day threats: New incidents reported

May 8, 2022

By CNA Staff

Catholics across the U.S. kept a wary vigil Sunday for pro-abortion activists to follow through on a threat to disrupt... Read more

Pro-abortion graffiti on the doors of Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Boulder, Colorado, on May 4, 2022.

Should Catholics worry about abortion protests disrupting Mother’s Day Mass?

May 6, 2022

By Katie Yoder, Joe Bukuras

A pro-abortion group's call for protesters to disrupt Masses this Sunday — Mother's Day — had put some dioceses and... Read more