Wednesday, June 23, 2021



U.S. Bishops Approve Drafting of Eucharist Document

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops this week voted to move forward on a draft of a teaching document on the Eucharist.

Supreme Court Sides Unanimously with Catholic Social Services in Religious Freedom Case

The Supreme Court decided unanimously on June 17 in favor of Catholic Social Services in its lawsuit against the city of Philadelphia, ruling that the city violated the group’s free exercise of religion.

Biden Eliminates Hyde Amendment from 2022 Budget Request

President Joe Biden did not include a 45 year-old pro-life policy in his final budget request to Congress on May 28 for the 2022 fiscal year, thus allowing for funding of abortions.

U.S. Bishops Respond to President Biden’s Orders and Proclamations on Abortion, Sex Discrimination, Immigration and Climate Change

Amid a number of executive orders and proclamations during his first days in office, President Joe Biden made changes to immigration policy, re-joined the United States to the Paris Agreement, and praised the Supreme Court’s decision on Roe v. Wade in marking the 48th anniversary of the landmark decision to legalize abortion.

U.S. Bishops Release Statement on Biden Inauguration, Express Hope in Working with New President

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops released a prepared statement Wednesday afternoon, after President Joe Biden’s inauguration. “Our commitments on issues of human sexuality and the family, as with our commitments in every other area — such as abolishing the death penalty or seeking a health care system and economy that truly serves the human person — are guided by Christ’s great commandment to love and to stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters, especially the most vulnerable,” Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said in the statement.

U.S. Catholic Bishops Call for Peace after Protesters Disrupt Capitol

Catholic bishops condemned pro-Donald Trump protesters’ incursion that penetrated the Capitol Building Wednesday as Congress debated the certification of the presidential election results, leading to the evacuation of lawmakers and – as of press time Thursday morning – the deadly shooting of one protester by law enforcement.

2020 General Election Materials

This letter is not an endorsement of one candidate over another, or one party over the other. Rather, it is a reminder of our obligations as Catholics to vote with a “formed conscience.”

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