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by Matt Hadro Washington D.C., Aug 6, 2021 / 15:01 pm A new center at the University of Notre Dame seeks to bring Catholic social teaching into current-day political and constitutional debates. In May, the university announced it was launching the Center for Citizenship and Constitutional Government, to feature discussions …

by Matt Hadro Washington D.C., Aug 6, 2021 / 10:01 am Catholics this week mourned the death of longtime labor leader Richard Trumka, who died on Thursday at the age of 72. Trumka, who suffered a fatal heart attack on Thursday, was the president of the largest U.S. federation of …

by Matt Hadro Washington D.C., Aug 5, 2021 / 11:15 am Members of Congress and a conservative legal group this week criticized the Justice Department for dropping its conscience rights lawsuit against a Vermont hospital. In December 2020, the Justice Department sued the University of Vermont Medical Center after a …

by Matt Hadro Washington D.C., Aug 4, 2021 / 13:01 pm As workplaces have begun to require COVID-19 vaccinations for employees, some Catholic institutions insist that conscience exemptions are necessary. In addition, priests should be allowed to support Catholics who conscientiously refuse COVID-19 vaccines, says one bioethicist. “It is Catholic …

by Matt Hadro Washington D.C., Aug 2, 2021 / 13:30 pm The Archdiocese of New York has instructed priests not to grant religious exemptions for COVID-19 vaccines, saying that do so would contradict the pope. “There is no basis for a priest to issue a religious exemption to the vaccine,” …

by Joe Bukuras, Carl Bunderson, Matt Hadro, Kevin J. Jones Washington D.C., Jul 29, 2021 / 12:11 pm Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick is facing charges of sexually assaulting a teenage boy in Massachusetts in the 1970s, marking the first time the disgraced ex-prelate has been criminally charged since accusations of …

Cardinals Woelki, Dolan talk in synod hall at Vatican during general congregation meeting
by Matt Hadro Washington D.C., Jul 30, 2021 / 09:00 am Leading U.S. bishops on Thursday opposed the House passage of appropriations bills that fund abortions and exclude some existing conscience protections in health care. “Funding the destruction of innocent unborn human lives, and forcing people to kill in violation …

by Matt Hadro Washington D.C., Jul 29, 2021 / 15:00 pm The House this week passed spending bills that would allow funding of abortions both in the United States and abroad. On Thursday afternoon, the House voted 219-208 to pass a large spending bill without customary prohibitions on federal funding …

by Matt Hadro Washington D.C., Jul 28, 2021 / 17:05 pm The sacrament of confession must be part of the U.S. bishops’ discussions on worthiness to receive Communion, the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States said on Wednesday. Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, said at …

by Matt Hadro Washington D.C., Jul 27, 2021 / 16:10 pm Cardinal Wilton Gregory of Washington has reportedly withdrawn permission for a solemn pontifical Mass that was to be offered August 14 in D.C. A pontifical Mass is celebrated by a bishop in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. …