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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
October 21, 2020
Staff Reporter
The Catholic Medical Association has come out in support of a proposed law that would ban late-term abortions in the state of Colorado. The law, Colorado’s Proposition 115, would ban abortions after 22 weeks, which the CMA says not only saves the lives of unborn children, but is also aimed at safeguarding the health of
October 19, 2020
Catholic News Agency
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn warned on Friday that New York’s most recent coronavirus measures were “not reasonable.”
October 16, 2020
Christine Rousselle/CNA
The Senate Judiciary Committee will vote on advancing Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court on October 22
October 16, 2020
Jonah McKeown/CNA
A historic painting of Our Lady of Sorrows survived a devastating fire this summer at a California mission church
October 15, 2020
Catholic News Service
"We cannot allow a small unelected group of lawbreakers to decide what sacred symbols we Catholics or other believers may display," the archbishop said
October 15, 2020
Staff Reporter
The latest US polls reveal President Donald Trump’s support is slipping amongst white Catholics in the run-up to the presidential election on November 3. Polling by both the Pew Research Center and Langer Research Associates show that Trump’s presidential rival, Joe Biden, has made significant gains amongst white Catholics, previously a crucial demographic of support