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House passes Build Back Better; bishops raise religious liberty, abortion objections

The U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed the Build Back Better Act Nov. 19, voting 220-213 to approve nearly $2... Read more

Pope Francis meets President Joe Biden on Oct. 29, 2021.

Spanish bishop critical of Joe Biden’s claim that pope said he can receive Communion

Oct 31, 2021

By ACI Prensa

Bishop José Ignacio Munilla of San Sebastián, Spain, harshly criticized President Joe Biden’ claim that Pope Francis personally encouraged him... Read more

Pope Francis meets President Joe Biden on Oct. 29, 2021.

President Joe Biden receives Communion at Mass in Rome

Oct 30, 2021

By Autumn Jones

President Joe Biden reportedly received the Eucharist during a vigil Mass Oct. 30 in Rome, a day after saying that... Read more

Hundreds of people processed with the Eucharist around a Denver abortion clinic during a 40 Days for Life event on Oct. 3, 2021.

Archbishop Cordileone ties Eucharistic reverence to respect for life

Oct 30, 2021

By Autumn Jones

In a new reflection, San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone identifies a common thread linking abortion, homelessness, and the urgent... Read more

Pope Francis and Joe Biden meet at the Vatican, Oct. 29, 2021.

Joe Biden says Pope Francis told him to ‘keep receiving Communion’

Oct 29, 2021

By Matt Hadro

According to multiple reports, President Joe Biden on Friday said that Pope Francis told him to “keep receiving Communion.” Read more

Pope Francis meets President Joe Biden on Oct. 29, 2021.

Pope Francis meets US President Joe Biden at the Vatican

Oct 29, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The meeting was only the second time a Catholic U.S. president has met the pope. Read more

Pope Francis, pictured Oct. 15, 2014. Credit: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk.

Pope Francis to meet leaders of the US, India and South Korea in the next 24 hours

Oct 29, 2021

By Courtney Mares

All three leaders are in Rome this week for the G20 summit. Read more

Pope Francis greets then-U.S. Vice President Joe Biden at the Vatican in this April 29, 2016.

White House: Pope Francis ‘has spoken differently’ than Biden on abortion

Oct 27, 2021

By Matt Hadro

Ahead of President Joe Biden’s Oct. 29 meeting with Pope Francis, a White House spokeswoman acknowledged on Wednesday that “the... Read more

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Orthodox leader discusses religious freedom, climate change with Biden

Oct 26, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I discussed religious freedom and climate change with U.S. leaders on Monday in Washington, D.C., and announced... Read more

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White House confirms Oct. 29 meeting between Pope Francis, Joe Biden

Oct 14, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The White House has confirmed that President Joe Biden and his wife Jill will meet with Pope Francis on Oct.... Read more

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USCCB pro-life chairman urges Biden to act like the ‘devout Catholic’ he says he is

Oct 12, 2021

By Katie Yoder

The U.S. Catholic bishops’ pro-life chairman is expressing disappointment with President Biden as his administration reverses a Trump-era rule that... Read more

Joe Donnelly, official portrait, 2013.

President Biden's pick for Vatican ambassador: former Sen. Joe Donnelly

Oct 8, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Former U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly of Indiana is President Joe Biden’s nominee for U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See. Read more

Pope Francis greets then-U.S. Vice President Joe Biden at the Vatican, April 29, 2016.

President Biden expected to meet Pope Francis at end of October, sources say

Sep 28, 2021

By Andrea Gagliarducci

It would be the U.S. president’s first official visit to the Vatican since his inauguration. Read more

President-elect Joe Biden addresses a virtual 40th anniversary celebration of Jesuit Refugee Services on Nov. 12, 2020.

As Biden looks to raise refugee cap, Catholics argue he can do more

Sep 21, 2021

By Matt Hadro

Catholic refugee advocates on Tuesday praised President Joe Biden for pushing to raise the refugee cap in the coming fiscal... Read more

Cardinal Wilton Gregory of Washington speaks at the National Press Club, Sept. 8, 2021.

Cardinal Gregory: Biden ‘not demonstrating Catholic teaching’ on when life begins

Sep 8, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The Archbishop of Washington on Wednesday clarified the Church’s teaching on when life begins, after Catholic President Joe Biden last... Read more

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Contradicting past statements, Biden says he doesn’t believe life begins at conception

Sep 3, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

President Joe Biden (D) said on Friday, Sept. 3, that he does not believe life begins at conception - contradicting... Read more

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Biden promises 'whole-of-government' effort to maintain abortion in Texas

Sep 2, 2021

By Matt Hadro

President Joe Biden on Thursday announced a “whole-of-government” response to “ensure” abortion access in Texas, after the state’s pro-life law... Read more

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Biden ‘deeply committed’ to legal abortion, after Texas’ pro-life law goes into effect

Sep 1, 2021

By Matt Hadro

President Joe Biden on Wednesday said his administration is “deeply committed” to upholding legal abortion, after Texas’ pro-life “heartbeat” law... Read more

Archbishop Dennis Schnurr celebrates Mass at the tomb of St. Peter along with other bishops from the United States' Region VI during their ad limina visit to the Holy See.

Cincinnati archbishop: I would not have approved Biden’s visit to Catholic university

Jul 20, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The Archbishop of Cincinnati on Tuesday said he was not informed of President Biden’s upcoming visit to a Catholic university... Read more

Vice President Kamala Harris delivers a virtual address to the Generation Equality Forum, June 30, 2021

White House promotes abortion funding, ‘reproductive healthcare’ at international gathering on women

Jun 30, 2021

The White House on Wednesday promoted its push for taxpayer-funded abortion as it made commitments on “gender equity” to an... Read more