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U.S. House passes same-sex marriage bill

Jul 20, 2022

By CNA Staff

The House of Representatives voted in favor of a bill on Tuesday that would federally recognize same-sex marriage, and provide... Read more

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U.S. bishops disappointed by Supreme Court's climate regulation ruling

Jul 1, 2022

By CNA Staff

The U.S. bishops said Friday they are disappointed by a Supreme Court ruling which limits the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability... Read more

Associate Justice Samuel J. Alito Jr.

Dobbs excerpts: Why the U.S. Supreme Court said Roe v Wade was 'egregiously wrong'

Jun 24, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

The Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, saying that previous abortion rulings were “egregiously wrong from the start” and... Read more

An armored police vehicle is positioned on the plaza between the U.S. Capitol and the Supreme Court after the court handed down its decision in Dobbs v Jackson Women's Health on June 24, 2022 in Washington, DC.

Unrest after Dobbs? Here's what's happening.

Jun 24, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Police with riot gear arrived outside the Supreme Court at around 11:30 a.m. on Friday, just hours after the court... Read more

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US Supreme Court rules against Maine's ban on tuition aid to religious schools

Jun 21, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled 6-3 that Maine’s policy barring students in a student-aid program from using their aid... Read more

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

Catholics under attack: Incidents since SCOTUS draft abortion decision, by state

May 10, 2022

By CNA Staff

Here is a list of acts of vandalism and other provocations against Catholic churches and pro-life groups since the May... 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.

Must Roe go? Yes, say Alito's leaked draft and other critics of abortion precedent

May 6, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

A leaked Supreme Court draft that could overturn pro-abortion rights precedents in the U.S. drew praise from critics who say... Read more

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How overturning Roe v Wade would affect Latin America

May 4, 2022

By Diego Lopez Marina

Pro-life leaders in Latin America have reacted to the possibility that the Roe v. Wade decision which legalized abortion throughout... Read more

The March for Life in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2022.

US bishops urge prayer, fasting after leak of abortion draft ruling

May 4, 2022

By CNA Staff

The chair of the U.S. bishops’ pro-life committee on Wednesday urged continued and intensified prayer and fasting that the Supreme... Read more

Capitol police placed fencing in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on Dec. 1, 2021, during oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, in an attempt to separate rallies by abortion supports and pro-lifers.

Roe v. Wade 'egregiously wrong from the start'? Key passages from leaked Dobbs draft ruling

May 3, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

The Supreme Court’s previous abortion rulings were “egregiously wrong from the start” and on a “collision course with the Constitution.”... 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.

Pro-life leaders decry abortion ruling leak, hope for overturn of Roe v Wade

May 3, 2022

By Joe Bukuras, Carl Bunderson

Pro-life advocates have condemned the leak of a draft opinion in a U.S. Supreme Court case that would overturn Roe... Read more

The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles.

California Catholic dioceses ask Supreme Court to hear statute of limitations extension case

May 2, 2022

By Katie Yoder

California Catholic bishops are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to consider a case challenging the state for permitting victims of... Read more

Eleanor McCullen testifies during the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson, March 24, 2022.

Pro-life sidewalk counselor testifies at Ketanji Brown Jackson hearings

Mar 25, 2022

By Katie Yoder

A pro-life sidewalk counselor expressed concern before members of the Senate Thursday that Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson has... Read more

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson testifies during her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill March 22, 2022 in Washington, DC.

Ketanji Brown Jackson calls Roe 'settled law' on 'terminating pregnancy'

Mar 22, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson called Roe v. Wade — the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide... Read more

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is sworn-in during her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill March 21, 2022 in Washington, DC. Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, President Joe Biden's pick to replace retiring Justice Stephen Breyer on the U.S. Supreme Court, will begin four days of nomination hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Ketanji Brown Jackson hearings: Senators signal abortion, religious liberty concerns

Mar 21, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Twenty-two senators delivered opening statements on the first day of confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson, where... 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

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Medical workers ask Supreme Court to block NY vaccine mandate lacking religious exemption

Feb 15, 2022

By Christine Rousselle

A group of healthcare workers once again petitioned the Supreme Court on Monday to block New York’s coronavirus vaccine mandate... 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

US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer announces his retirement in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, in Washington, DC, Jan. 27, 2022.

US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer formally announces retirement

Jan 27, 2022

By Christine Rousselle

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer formally announced his upcoming retirement from the Supreme Court on Thursday, one day after his... Read more

US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer speaks at Brookings, Jan. 21, 2016.

US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer reportedly to retire

Jan 26, 2022

By Christine Rousselle

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer will be retiring from the court, NBC News reported on Wednesday, Jan. 26. The network... Read more