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Senate again rejects sweeping federal abortion bill. Bishops relieved, Biden adamant.

May 11, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

An expansive abortion bill that would declare abortion a human right, undercut existing state pro-life laws, and force objecting doctors... Read more

Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) speaks during a U.S. Senate committee hearing May 11, 2022.

Senator Tim Scott responds to claim that abortion helps low-income Black women

May 11, 2022

By Katie Yoder

When Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen claimed that abortion economically helps women — including low-income, Black women — one senator challenged... Read more

Pope Francis meets with Joe Donnelly, the new U.S. Ambassador to Holy See, at the Vatican, April 11, 2022.

Pope Francis receives new US ambassador to the Holy See

Apr 11, 2022

By Courtney Mares

‘I look forward to deepening our ties with the Holy See,’ Joe Donnelly said in a video message. Read more

Lauren Handy and Terrisa Bukovinac outside the medical examiner’s office in Washington, D.C., April 8, 2022.

DC aborted baby remains: 69 lawmakers demand action from DOJ, FBI 

Apr 8, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Nearly 70 lawmakers on Friday called on the Justice Department and the FBI to investigate whether a local abortionist violated... Read more

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton speaks outside the Supreme Court, Nov. 1, 2021

Federal officials condemn Texas' investigations of child transgender therapies

Mar 3, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The Biden administration this week issued condemnations of a Texas policy whereby parents who facilitate gender transition medical treatments for... Read more

President Joe Biden, with ashes on his forehead in honor of Ash Wednesday, walks to speak to reporters before boarding Marine One with First Lady Jill Biden on the South Lawn of the White House on March 02, 2022 in Washington, DC. The Bidens are spending the day in Superior, Wisconsin, with cabinet members where they will give remarks on the bipartisan infrastructure legislation.

Biden balks at explaining abortion stance to EWTN correspondent

Mar 2, 2022

By Christine Rousselle

U.S. President Joe Biden (D), a Catholic, declined to discuss why he supports abortion rights despite Church teaching prior to... Read more

U.S. President Joe Biden departs after delivering the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress in the U.S. Capitol House Chamber on March 1, 2022 in Washington, DC.

Biden focuses on Ukraine conflict in State of the Union address

Mar 1, 2022

By Christine Rousselle

President Joe Biden focused on the ongoing situation in Ukraine, the economic recovery in the United States, and the need... Read more

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, with President Joe Biden, speaks after she was nominated for Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court, in the Cross Hall of the White House in Washington, DC, February 25, 2022.

7 things to know about Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson

Feb 25, 2022

By Katie Yoder

President Joe Biden nominated federal appeals court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court on Friday.  Read more

Joe Biden

Biden announces sanctions on Russia over Ukraine conflict

Feb 24, 2022

By Christine Rousselle

U.S. President Joe Biden announced that there will be new sanctions against Russia in an attempt to isolate the country... Read more

President Joe Biden delivers remarks at the White House, Sept. 9, 2021

Could Biden bypass state laws by placing abortion clinics on federal land?

Feb 14, 2022

By Katie Yoder

As the Supreme Court considers a case that directly challenges Roe v. Wade’s 1973 ruling that legalized abortion nationwide, legal... Read more

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Biden rule funding clinics that refer for abortion can continue, federal court says

Feb 9, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Though 12 states have filed a legal challenge to a Biden administration rule that allows clinics that refer for abortions... Read more

The U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.

White House Press Secretary dodges question: Must Supreme Court nominee be 'pro-abortion'?

Feb 2, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The White House refused to say whether or not President Joe Biden’s pick for the next Supreme Court justice must... Read more

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Judge blocks COVID vaccine mandate for federal employees

Jan 21, 2022

By Kate Olivera

A federal judge on Friday issued a preliminary injunction against a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal employees. Read more

Joe Donnelly, official portrait, 2013.

Joe Donnelly confirmed as US ambassador to the Holy See

Jan 20, 2022

By CNA Staff

In a voice vote on Thursday the U.S. Senate confirmed Joe Donnelly as ambassador to the Holy See. The former... Read more

President Joe Biden announces the vaccine mandate at the White House on Sept. 9, 2021

Supreme Court halts Biden vaccine-or-test policy for businesses, allows mandate for health care workers

Jan 13, 2022

By Shannon Mullen, Katie Yoder

The Supreme Court has blocked President Joe Biden's sweeping vaccine-or-test mandate for private sector businesses, while allowing a new federal... Read more

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Conservative Supreme Court justices question basis for Biden COVID-19 vaccine policies

Jan 7, 2022

By Katie Yoder, Shannon Mullen

As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to weigh in on the legality of President Joe Biden's COVID-19 mandates for businesses... Read more

Williams Memorial Chapel at the College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, Missouri.

Christian college argues against co-ed housing requirement in appellate court

Nov 18, 2021

By Autumn Jones

Attorneys representing a Christian college in Missouri delivered oral arguments Nov. 17 in federal court, seeking to preserve the school’s... Read more

Pro-life and pro-abortion demonstrators at the Supreme Court.

US Justice Department asks Supreme Court to block Texas heartbeat abortion law

Oct 18, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

The US Department of Justice on Monday asked the Supreme Court to block a Texas pro-life law, in effect since... Read more

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Biden administration pushes death sentence for Boston bomber at Supreme Court  

Oct 13, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The Supreme Court heard arguments on Wednesday, Oct. 13 concerning whether or not to reinstate a federal death sentence for... Read more

U.S. Customs and Border Protection headquarters

US bishops welcome increased refugee admissions cap

Oct 11, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops announced Monday their positive reaction to the news that the refugee cap will... Read more