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by Matt Hadro Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jul 28, 2020 / 04:00 pm MT (CNA).- As coronavirus vaccine prototypes move closer to testing and approval, some Catholics are debating the ethical sources behind a leading vaccine candidate. On Monday, President Donald Trump announced that the vaccine mRNA-1273, co-designed by the biotechnology

by Matt Hadro Washington D.C., Jul 25, 2020 / 06:01 am MT (CNA).- As school districts around the country are considering in-person or virtual education in the fall, Catholic dioceses are weighing tough decisions about how to serve their students. Some dioceses are faced with state orders that do not

by Matt Hadro Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jul 1, 2020 / 12:10 pm MT (CNA).- The new leader of the U.S. Catholic bishops on religious liberty has warned of a “soft despotism” of religious intolerance in the U.S. Archbishop Thomas Wenski told CNA that “new Jacobins” are driving Catholics from the

by Matt Hadro Washington D.C., Jun 30, 2020 / 09:10 am MT (CNA).- The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the Montana state constitution’s bar on public funding of religious institutions violates the First Amendment. The U.S. constitution “condemns discrimination against religious schools and the families whose children attend them,” Chief

St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City. Credit: Sean Pavone/Shutterstock
By Matt Hadro Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jun 26, 2020 / 02:00 pm MT (CNA).- A federal judge on Friday ruled that New York must allow indoor and outdoor religious services in the same way it would allow mass outdoor protests, or indoor shopping malls. Judge Gary Sharpe of the Northern

by Matt Hadro Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jun 24, 2020 / 04:00 pm MT (CNA).- President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday to bolster the federal government’s work with community and faith-based groups in adoption and foster care. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said that

by Matt Hadro Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jun 19, 2020 / 04:27 pm MT (CNA).- For Religious Freedom Week 2020, the U.S. Catholic bishops are highlighting an unusual case—a Texas chapel that could be demolished or cut off by construction of the U.S.-Mexico border wall. The historic La Lomita Chapel in