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Arkansas state capitol.

Federal judge says state can require COVID-19 tests before abortions

May 8, 2020

A federal judge in Arkansas on Thursday upheld the state’s requirement that women obtain a negative coronavirus test before having... Read more

Illinois governor JB Pritzker.

Illinois churches may not fully reopen for a year as White House shelves CDC plan

May 7, 2020

By Matt Hadro

The governor of Illinois has said he will continue to ban public gatherings of more than 50 people—including religious services—until... Read more

Monsignor Kieran Harrington blesses the coffin of Fr. Jorge Ortiz-Garay before its trip to Mexico.

Seven coronavirus fatalities at Michigan convent

May 5, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

During the month of April, 11 Felician Sisters of Livonia, Michigan died, including two who died on Easter Sunday. A... Read more

The White House, Washington, DC.

White House consults bishops on church reopening guidelines

Apr 29, 2020

By Ed Condon

The White House has consulted four Catholic bishops who have reinstituted public Masses as the Trump administration considers issuing guidelines... Read more

Bishop Peter Baldacchino celebrates Mass on Holy Thursday.

Analysis: Can bishops lead the faithful and follow the lawmakers?

Apr 21, 2020

By Ed Condon

As bishops try to comply with state regulation and some local authorities insist that any religious practice should be curtailed,... Read more

Marie Miller, cover art from her album Little Dreams.

Catholic singer opens up about launching an album during coronavirus

Apr 16, 2020

By Matt Hadro

Catholic singer-songwriter Marie Miller said she was not prepared for a global pandemic to coincide with the release of her... Read more

Novelty sign in church parking lot.

Mississippi city lifts drive-in church ban

Apr 16, 2020

The mayor of Greenville, Mississippi, has withdrawn a controversial executive order that levied fines on residents if they attended drive-in church services.  Read more

Children queue outside a shelter in Guatemala in 2018.

Catholic Relief Services leans on experience to fight coronavirus pandemic

Apr 15, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

As aid agencies struggle to contain the coronavirus pandemic in parts of the developing world, Catholic Relief Services said it... Read more

Planned Parenthood Location.

Judge rules abortion access outweighs efforts to fight coronavirus

Apr 14, 2020

A federal judge said on Easter Sunday that the state of Alabama cannot move to limit abortion procedures through measures... Read more

Pro life outreach in front of a Planned Parenthood location in San Antonio Texas in 2019.

Pro-life counselors 'singled out' for coronavirus enforcement, lawsuit alleges

Apr 14, 2020

By Matt Hadro

Lawyers have filed suit against the city of Greensboro, North Carolina, for enforcing public health restrictions in an allegedly discriminatory... Read more

Little Sisters of the Poor outside the Supreme Court in March, 2016 , for the Zubik v. Burwell case.

Supreme Court to hear Little Sisters of the Poor case by phone

Apr 13, 2020

The Supreme Court announced on Monday that it will hear oral arguments by phone next month, including the case of... Read more