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A bill described by some observers as the most restrictive abortion legislation in the nation has been sent to the desk of Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds. The governor has not said whether she will sign … more
The Trump administration was set to decide in early May whether Honduran holders of a special immigration status will be able to remain legally in the country. The decision could affect up to … more
Newark Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin said he worries that reducing the number of immigrants, particularly refugees to the United States, and demonizing them represents a “hardening of the American … more
The head of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Migration announced support April 25 for a bipartisan bill that provides a pathway to citizenship for young adults brought into the country as … more
Retired Archbishop Joseph A. Fiorenza of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston joined other religious leaders in paying tribute to Barbara Bush April 19 during a ceremony described as a … more
Tributes from business leaders and politicians alike described Jennifer Riordan — the 43-year-old passenger who died April 17 from injuries suffered on Southwest Flight 1380 when its engine … more
Each illustration took up to 20 hours, often done in the middle of the night after his family was asleep. And each was necessary for Eli Hernandez to complete his 30-page children’s … more
Invoking a Salvadoran who’s about to become the country’s first Catholic saint, the man who now occupies his old post asked immigrants and their children during an April 11 Mass in … more
An organization of 1,200 priests has called for revisions in the way seminarians are prepared for ministry so that the Catholic Church in the United States can better address challenges that include … more
Cardinal Blase J. Cupich of Chicago and Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles will be among dozens of U.S. Church leaders convening in June to address the troublesome polarization that marks Church … more
In oral arguments before the Supreme Court March 20, justices seemed skeptical about a California law that requires pro-life pregnancy centers in the state to visibly display information about … more
The Mexican bishops’ conference criticized U.S. President Donald Trump’s plan to deploy National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border and issued a strong defense of migrants, saying … more
Nearly 5,000 Catholic school educators and administrators attended the National Catholic Educational Association Convention and Expo at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati April … more
Surrounding the 1968 release of “Humanae Vitae” (“Of Human Life”) was the cultural context of the sexual revolution and a widespread fear about overpopulation following … more
Medical and legal experts addressing the damaging effects of artificial contraception and abortion on health care, law and society as a whole urged hundreds of attendees at a symposium to … more
      This image contains a quote from Pope Francis’ exhortation, “Gaudete et Exsultate” (“Rejoice and Be Glad”), on the “call to … more
Easter is a time to remember the joy that Jesus is alive and that his resurrection can inspire hope and love in the world, said Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the … more
Catholic leaders wrote to the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Homeland Security March 26 expressing concern for the low number of refugees to be resettled this year in the United … more
Fifty years after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, “we need to ask ourselves if we are doing all we can to build the culture of love, respect and peace to which the … more
Fifty years after the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. — he was gunned down April 4, 1968 — the great civil rights advocate continues to be an outstanding example … more
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