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November 03, 2020
Matthew Schmitz
Civilian deaths and police resignations follow wave of George Floyd protests
November 03, 2020
CNA Staff
Christmas Vigil Masses in the Diocese of Pittsburgh this year may begin as early as 2 pm on Christmas Eve.
October 29, 2020
Catholic News Agency
Washington, D.C. — As the Supreme Court prepares to hear a case touching religious liberty and adoption next week, one Washington couple will be watching closely. In 2019, Gail Blais and her husband James wanted to adopt her biological great-granddaughter, who is now just over one year old and currently in foster care. They were
October 28, 2020
Kevin Jones/CNA
The Archdiocese of New Orleans has confirmed that for the past two years it has been seeking to laicize clergy who have been removed from ministry for credible reports of sexual abuse.
October 28, 2020
Staff Reporter
The Student Supreme Court at Florida State University (FSU) has reinstated Jack Denton as Student Senate president, after Denton was removed for discussing his Catholic beliefs on social media. In a Catholic student group chat, Denton had cautioned against donating to organisations such as Black Lives Matter and The American Civil Liberties Union, which “advocate
October 27, 2020
Catholic News Agency
Coloradans are preparing for a ballot referendum that would ban abortion after 22 weeks of pregnancy in the state. While abortion advocates argue that such abortions are “extremely rare,” statistics recorded by a longtime Colorado abortionist shed light on the late term abortions performed at one Boulder clinic. The data reveals hundreds of late-term abortions
October 27, 2020
Catholic News Agency
As new Justice Amy Coney Barrett takes her seat at the Supreme Court, one of the first decisions on her desk will be the court’s consideration of whether to review Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban. Last Thursday, Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch asked the Supreme Court to review the case of the state’s law banning most
October 26, 2020
Thomas Caddick
The confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the US Supreme Court remains on course as the Senate approaches this evening’s final vote. On Sunday, Senators voted 51-48 to advance Judge Barrett’s nomination with near uniform Republican support, justifying Mitch McConnell’s earlier claim on the final day of confirmation hearings that “we have the votes”. However,
October 25, 2020
Catholic News Service
Both are Catholic, but their views couldn’t have been more different. One woman said she was voting for a particular candidate because of her beliefs against abortion. The other said she was voting for his opponent because the incumbent had harmed life for many in a variety of ways and it went against her religious
October 23, 2020
Catholic News Agency
A federal judge has said Colorado officials may not enforce anti-coronavirus limits against two churches, saying that the state rules lack sufficient exemptions for the free exercise of religion. The regulations treat churches more strictly than similar gatherings, which are required to observe social distancing but not observe occupational limits as well, the judge said,
October 23, 2020
Catholic News Agency
Several religious statues— including two of Mary and one of Christ— outside Catholic churches were damaged in overnight attacks earlier this week, the latest of numerous acts of vandalism on Catholic churches and art this year in the US. Police in New York City are investigating a vandalism attack against a statue of Mary outside
October 21, 2020
Catholic News Agency
The Supreme Court will hear a challenge to the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” policy, under which some asylum applicants have to wait outside the United States while their applications are considered. The policy is opposed by the U.S. bishops’ conference. On Monday, the court agreed to hear the case of Wolf v. Innovation Law