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October 28, 2021
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Washington D.C., Oct 27, 2021 / 14:00 pm Ahead of President Joe Biden’s Oct. 29 meeting with Pope Francis, a White House spokeswoman acknowledged on Wednesday that “the pope has spoken differently” than Biden on abortion. Biden, a Catholic, “is somebody who stands up for and believes that a woman’s right to choose is important,”
October 27, 2021
Christine Rousselle/CNA
Washington D.C., Oct 26, 2021 / 13:40 pm Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I discussed religious freedom and climate change with U.S. leaders on Monday in Washington, D.C., and announced an interfaith initiative to encourage vaccination against COVID-19. After the Orthodox patriarch met with President Joe Biden on Monday, Oct. 25, the White House stated that the
October 26, 2021
Christine Rousselle/CNA
Washington D.C., Oct 25, 2021 / 15:02 pm Spending bills introduced last week in the U.S. Senate would force employers and insurers to cover and pay for abortion, and do not include longtime protections for conscience rights, the U.S. bishops’ conference warned on Friday.   “The bills released by the Senate Appropriations chairman this week represent
October 23, 2021
Kevin Jones/CNA
Denver Newsroom, Oct 22, 2021 / 16:38 pm Part of a continuing series examining the U.S. Supreme Court case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a direct challenge to the 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade that legalized abortion throughout the United States. As the Supreme Court considers whether to overturn its precedents mandating legal abortion nationwide,
October 22, 2021
Ken Craycraft
As the two-year Synod on Synodality gets under way, its vague objectives 
cast a shadow over a Church striving for universality
October 21, 2021
Christine Rousselle/CNA
Washington D.C., Oct 20, 2021 / 16:09 pm Two priests in the Diocese of Lincoln are being reassigned to ministry with restrictions, following diocesan review of accusations of sexual misconduct. Neither priest was reportedly charged with a crime. Fr. Scott Courtney, suspended from active ministry in September 2018 over accusations of having sexual relations with
October 21, 2021
Christine Rousselle/CNA
Washington D.C., Oct 20, 2021 / 15:00 pm The former Washington State University football coach, a Catholic, intends to sue the school after he was refused a religious exemption to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate and was subsequently fired for not getting vaccinated. Nick Rolovich, a Catholic, had previously announced in July that he would
October 20, 2021
Joseph Bukuras/CNA
New York City, N.Y., Oct 19, 2021 / 17:09 pm In an effort to explain Pope Francis’ vision for the Synod on Synodality for his flock, Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s homily Sunday offered seven “non-negotiables” that Jesus intended for the Church. The Synod on Synodality, initiated by Pope Francis earlier this month, is a two-year, worldwide
October 14, 2021
Katie Yoder/CNA
Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Oct 12, 2021 / 10:53 am The U.S. Catholic bishops’ pro-life chairman is expressing disappointment with President Biden as his administration reverses a Trump-era rule that restricted funding over abortion. “It’s really sad,” Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, who heads the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committee on Pro-Life
September 30, 2021
Simon Caldwell
Transsexual women are presenting themselves as men to infiltrate Catholic seminaries, a US bishop has said. Bishops should now order physical examinations or DNA tests for candidates for the priesthood, Archbishop Jerome Listecki of Milwaukee advised members of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops in a memo. He said that on more than one occasion
September 15, 2021
Jonah McKeown/CNA
Syracuse, N.Y., Sep 14, 2021 / 19:00 pm A federal court on Tuesday granted a temporary restraining order against a New York state COVID-19 vaccine mandate, which disallowed religious exemptions, after a group of anonymous medical professionals filed suit against the governor and her administration.  Then-governor Andrew Cuomo announced a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all
September 08, 2021
Jonah McKeown/CNA
Denver Newsroom, Sep 7, 2021 / 14:30 pm Attorney General Merrick Garland on Monday vowed to “protect” women seeking abortions in Texas, days after a new state law went into effect aiming to prohibit most abortions after six weeks.  While the Justice Department “urgently explores all options to challenge” Texas’ new law and “protect the
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