Friday, June 21, 2024



Civic Responsibility is Not Just a Right, It’s a Responsibility for Catholics

Politics. It’s one of those topics we avoid discussing at social, and sometimes family, gatherings. It brings with it a seemingly endless cycle of television ads, postcards, phone calls, emails, text messages – and on and on.

Senate Passes Same-Sex Marriage Bill, Sending it Back to the House

The U.S. Senate voted on November 29 to pass the Respect for Marriage Act (RFMA), sending the bill back to the House for a final vote before it reaches the president’s desk.

Senate Advances Same-Sex Marriage Bill Amid Religious Freedom Concerns

The U.S. Senate voted 62-37 on November 16 to pass a bill that would federally recognize same-sex marriage and provide legal protections for interracial marriages.

President Biden ‘Gravely Wrong’ to Push Abortion, Catholic Bishops Say

President Joe Biden, a professed Catholic, must end his “single-minded” abortion extremism and see the humanity in unborn children, the U.S. bishops have said.

March for Life Will Continue Until ‘Abortion is Unthinkable,’ Says Official

When the Supreme Court ruled June 24 that there is no constitutional right to abortion, the historic decision came a day before what would have been the 98th birthday of Nellie Gray, founder of the March for Life.

Seven Myths about the Overturning of Roe v. Wade

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling on June 24 overturning the 1973 decision Roe v. Wade as well as the 1992 decision Planned Parenthood v. Casey. In simplest terms, this means that abortion is no longer legal nationwide — the legality of abortion is now determined at the state level.

How to Comment on Biden Administration Rule Forcing Doctors to Perform Transition Surgeries, Abortions

The Biden administration’s proposed rule that would force doctors and hospitals to provide gender transition procedures and abortions went live August 3, beginning the 60-day comment period during which members of the public can voice their objections before it becomes the law of the land.

U.S. Bishops Urge Support for Mothers and Babies after Biden Abortion Executive Order

Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore, the U.S. bishops’ pro-life chair, called on President Joe Biden to increase support and care for mothers and children.

Why Was Roe v. Wade Overturned? Here’s a Look at Some of the Reasons Given

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 issued an opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization overturning Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, returning the question of abortion policy to the states and to the people’s elected representatives.

U.S. Bishops Disappointed by Supreme Court’s Climate Regulation Ruling

The U.S. bishops say they are disappointed by a Supreme Court ruling which limits the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.

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