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House sends COVID relief to White House without pro-life protections

Mar 10, 2021

As Congress passed a massive COVID relief package on Wednesday, leading U.S. bishops called the lack of abortion funding restrictions... Read more

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NY lawmakers call for transparency on COVID in homes for people with disabilities

Mar 10, 2021

By Kate Scanlon

A group of New York state senators is calling on state Gov. Andrew Cuomo to rescind an order requiring group... Read more

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One year into the pandemic, U.S. bishops call for global solidarity

Mar 9, 2021

The pandemic has emphasized the need for global solidarity, stated leading U.S. bishops one year after mass lockdowns and suspensions... Read more

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Senate sends COVID relief bill back to House without pro-life provisions

Mar 8, 2021

The House could be voting as soon as Tuesday on a COVID relief package that pro-life groups warn would increase... Read more

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Maine diocese, state, increase church attendance in time for Holy Week

Mar 5, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Two weeks after the Bishop of Portland in Maine called state restrictions on religious gatherings “unacceptable,” Maine’s governor is allowing... Read more

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Archbishop Gomez to Congress, Biden: Don’t force pro-life Americans to oppose COVID relief

Mar 5, 2021

As the Senate considers a $1.9 trillion COVID relief package on Friday, the head of the U.S. bishops’ conference warned... Read more

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Bishops voice concern over treatment of religion in Irish reopening plan

Mar 4, 2021

By CNA Staff

As Ireland marks the first anniversary of the novel coronavirus arriving, local Catholic bishops are calling for the government to... Read more

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Bishops across US issue split messages on Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine

Mar 4, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

Bishops across the United States have weighed in with varied guidance for their flocks amid renewed debate over the morality... Read more

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Knights of Columbus donate oxygen to areas of Peru, Brazil hard hit by COVID-19

Mar 3, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Knights of Columbus, the world's largest Catholic fraternal service organization, has made two major donations of medical oxygen to... Read more


USCCB: Moderna's and Pfizer's coronavirus vaccines ethically preferable to Johnson & Johnson's

Mar 3, 2021

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on Tuesday reiterated the Vatican’s teaching on COVID-19 vaccines produced with the help... Read more

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Supreme Court rejects California county’s continued ban on indoor worship

Feb 27, 2021

By CNA Staff

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a California county’s continued ban on indoor worship services due to the coronavirus pandemic,... Read more

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House passes COVID relief, pro-life groups warn it funds abortion

Feb 27, 2021

The House passed a massive COVID relief bill on Friday without protections against abortion funding. Read more

Vancouver archbishop asks officials to ease ban on religious services

Feb 26, 2021

By CNA Staff

As religious services in British Columbia are still shut down by government orders, a Catholic archbishop is asking the government... Read more

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USCCB opposes lack of pro-life protections in COVID relief bill

Feb 26, 2021

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is opposing the COVID relief package currently under consideration in the House, over... Read more

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In confidential interviews, Catholic bishops talk COVID, Joe Biden, Pope Francis

Feb 24, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

A series of one-on-one interviews with more than two dozen bishops has revealed significant concern among the Church leaders over... Read more

Filipino Catholics grateful for easing of Mass restrictions as Lent begins

Feb 19, 2021

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Charles Brown, the apostolic nuncio to the Philippines, applauded the government’s decision to ease restrictions on religious services, which... Read more

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Bishops ‘distressed’ by DNR orders for intellectually disabled COVID-19 patients

Feb 16, 2021

By CNA Staff

A statement Tuesday from the bishops of England and Wales said they are “distressed” by recent reports that COVID-19 patients... Read more

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San Francisco archbishop: State can't close churches, 'science' is on our side

Feb 12, 2021

Government officials cannot shut down religious services as “non-essential” during the pandemic—particularly when they are contradicting the “science” in doing... Read more

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Pro-life groups warn against abortion funding in COVID relief

Feb 11, 2021

Pro-life groups are warning against increased funding of abortions in Congress’ proposed COVID relief legislation.  Read more

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Open for learning: How Boston Catholic schools kept their students safe

Feb 10, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Boston “followed the science” and have kept its students safe amid the pandemic, the... Read more