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February 05, 2021
Catholic News Agency
Richmond, Va., Feb 4, 2021 / 08:11 pm MT (CNA).- The abolition of the death penalty has advanced in Virginia, with the State Senate’s passage of a bill backed by the Virginia Catholic Conference.
February 04, 2021
Catholic News Agency
Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City, chairman of the US bishops’ domestic justice committee, praised Wednesday President Joe Biden’s environmental executive orders
February 01, 2021
Ferdie Rous
Along with representatives of Catholic charities, five Catholic bishops called on the President to tackle the "disappearance of compassion" on the border.
January 28, 2021
Ferdie Rous
A new poll has found that 76% of Americans favour significant restrictions on abortion. The survey, commissioned by the fraternal order the Knights of Columbus, was carried out by The Marist Poll.
January 26, 2021
Christopher R. Altieri
The accusations against the 89-year-old Bishop Hart involved 11 victims who were boys at the time of the alleged crimes, and one girl. “These findings do not equate to innocence,” A statement from the diocese of Cheyenne said, “rather, a high burden of proof has not been met.”
January 25, 2021
Ferdie Rous
Over a third of Biden's cabinet nominees may be Catholic, but it won't affect their politics, says Ferdie Rous
January 25, 2021
Christopher R. Altieri
On Camosy's view, Pope Francis has an extraordinary opportunity: "You are now perfectly positioned," he wrote, "to insist that prenatal children must be treated the same as other children under law as a matter of justice, but also to show how this is consistent with (not opposed to) treating women as the equals of men."
January 22, 2021
Ferdie Rous
In a joint statement, bishops of the USCCB expressed "hope" that the United States will become the global climate leader after President Biden decided to rejoin the Paris climate accords.
January 21, 2021
Christopher R. Altieri
Mr. Biden will not help hasten the defeat of the reactionary political extremism that poisons the soul of the nation by catering to the political demands of those at the other extremity of the body politic.
January 21, 2021
Ferdie Rous
In two letters, politicians, senior clergy and heads of aid organisations from around the world urged US President Joe Biden and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to end their economic sanctions on Syria. Citing an appeal at the end of December from the UN Special Rapporteur on Unilateral Coercieve Measures, Prof. Alena Douhan, they called
January 20, 2021
Christopher R. Altieri
"Under your leadership," Pope Francis wrote, "may the American people continue to draw strength from the lofty political, ethical and religious values that have inspired the nation since its founding." The president of the US bishops conference, Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles, echoed those sentiments in a statement on Wednesday, and also reiterated the bishops' opposition to many of the policies and legislative promises Biden has made.
January 20, 2021
Ferdie Rous
At Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons today, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson congratulated President Joe Biden on his inauguration.