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May 10, 2022
CNA Staff
Criminal acts targeting Catholic churches and pro-life advocates were reported after a weekend marked by unrest in multiple locations in the U.S. tied to anger over a possible Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade. In one of the latest incidents, the pastor a Catholic church in Katy, Texas, reported on May 9 that its
May 04, 2022
Katie Yoder/CNA
President Joe Biden has asserted that no “mainstream” religion claims to know when human life begins, contradicting his Catholic faith. Biden made the statement while addressing a leaked draft of a Supreme Court opinion signalling that justices will overturn Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion nationwide in 1973. “Roe says what all basic mainstream religions
May 03, 2022
CNA Staff
The U.S. Supreme Court will vote to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that legalized abortion nationwide, according to draft opinion cited in a news report released Monday evening. “We hold that Roe and Casey must be overruled,” Associate Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. writes in the purported 98-page draft document, obtained by Politico,
April 27, 2022
Staff Reporter
Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York is to visit Poland and Slovakia this week to meet Ukrainian refugees. The purpose of the visit is to demonstrate solidarity with the victims of the conflict, with the cardinal being taken around receiving centres along the Polish and Slovak borders with Ukraine, as well as in Kracow and
January 14, 2022
Kevin Jones/CNA
A 26-year-old woman has turned herself in on two charges related to some $10,000 in vandalism damage to Denver’s Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. Madeline Ann Cramer faces one charge of criminal mischief and another of a bias-motivated crime in connection with an Oct. 10 incident, the Denver District Attorney’s Office said Jan. 13. Both
December 26, 2021
Ken Craycraft
How the latest Supreme Court argument could shape future rulings
December 02, 2021
Jonah McKeown/CNA
As the wait begins for a decision in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization abortion case, close attention will be paid to the comments and questions of three conservative justices on the U.S. Supreme Court that some observers view as possible swing votes: Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., and Associate Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Amy
December 02, 2021
Joseph Bukuras/CNA
Archbishop Allen Vigneron of Detroit said he was “heartbroken” on Tuesday after hearing of the “horrific tragedy” of a school shooting outside the city earlier in the day.  “I am heartbroken to hear of the horrific tragedy at Oxford High School,” Vigneron said in a Nov. 30 tweet. “On behalf of the clergy, religious, and
November 24, 2021
Kelsey Wicks CNA
Efforts to redefine women undermine their feminine dignity and unjustly pressure them to resort to abortions to keep pace with men in the workforce, a panel of women scholars said earlier this month in a discussion that highlighted the harmful consequences of de-sexing society. Titled “The Dignity of the Sexed Body: Asymmetry, Equality, and Real
November 24, 2021
Kevin Jones/CNA
A former Catholic priest who has previously alleged that ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick sexually abused him when he was a seminarian has filed a lawsuit against McCarrick and the Newark archdiocese. “I’m only doing the lawsuit mainly because three years ago when I did that, I also wrote a letter to Cardinal (Joseph) Tobin, and the
November 23, 2021
Katie Yoder/CNA
Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant Christians recently united for a day of prayer in anticipation for an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case concerning abortion.  “Our Christian churches and all people of goodwill must pray, fast, and work harder to end this pandemic of child sacrifice,” Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City, Kan., said at the
November 23, 2021
Kate Olivera/CNA
San Francisco, Calif., Nov 22, 2021 / 19:19 pm The archbishop of San Francisco has encouraged students at a local Catholic high school to reject the lies of the abortion industry and become courageous advocates for life, following a boycott of a pro-life assembly at the school.  “Do not be victims of the culture,” Archbishop
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