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November 02, 2021
CNA Staff
Washington D.C., Nov 2, 2021 / 05:00 am U.S. senators have celebrated the first anniversary of a declaration affirming that there is “no international right to abortion.” Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) introduced a concurrent resolution on Oct. 28 marking a year since the launch of the Geneva Consensus Declaration on Promoting Women’s Health and
Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Nov 1, 2021 / 14:27 pm The U.S. Supreme Court spent nearly three hours Monday hearing arguments in a pair of cases challenging Texas’ new abortion ban. Now the justices must decide what action, if any, to take in response to a state law crafted expressly to ward off the court’s intervention.
November 01, 2021
Autumn Jones/CNA
Denver Newsroom, Oct 30, 2021 / 10:50 am In a new reflection, San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone identifies a common thread linking abortion, homelessness, and the urgent need for Eucharistic revival among Catholics: a challenge to look beyond outward appearances and see “the deeper spiritual reality.”  “As political issues, homelessness and abortion are treated
November 01, 2021
Christine Rousselle/CNA
Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Oct 31, 2021 / 14:08 pm Father James Jackson, a priest of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP) and pastor of St. Mary’s Church in Providence, Rhode Island, was arrested at the parish on Oct. 30 and charged with three crimes related to child sexual abuse material. Jackson, 66, was charged
October 30, 2021
Ken Craycraft
Pope Francis failed to show any pastoral responsibility at his meeting with the US President
October 29, 2021
CNA Staff
Rome Newsroom, Oct 29, 2021 / 04:25 am On the eve of President Joe Biden’s meeting with Pope Francis, a U.S. cardinal said that Catholic bishops have a “sacred duty” to apply canon law by advising pro-abortion politicians not to receive Holy Communion. In a 2,800-word statement issued on Oct. 28, Cardinal Raymond Burke recalled his efforts
October 28, 2021
Matt Hadro/CNA
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
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