Cardinal cautions US bishops on politicians and Communion

May 11, 2021 News
The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has urged the U.S. bishops to proceed with caution in their discussions about formulating a national policy "to address the situation of Catholics in public office who support legislation allowing abortion, euthanasia or other moral evils."

Women religious speak out against voter suppression

May 10, 2021 News
The Leadership Conference of Women Religious and the National Black Sisters Conference issued a joint statement May 5 on the importance of ensuring that all people enjoy the right to vote "regardless of their race, zip code, economic status or party affiliation."

San Diego bishop: Don’t weaponize the Eucharist for political ends

May 7, 2021 News
"The Eucharist must never be instrumentalized for a political end, no matter how important," said Bishop Robert W. McElroy of San Diego in a May 5 essay published on the website of America magazine, the Jesuit journal.

Children separated under Trump policy to be reunited with families

May 6, 2021 News
At the 51st annual Washington Conference on the Americas, May 4, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said four migrant families who remained separated under a Trump administration policy would be among the first to be reunited in early May by the Biden administration.

Church leaders offer prayers after Mexico City metro crash

May 5, 2021 News
Mexican church leaders offered prayers for the victims of a metro line collapse that left at least 23 dead and more than 70 people injured.

Biden administration halts border projects funded with military money

May 4, 2021 News
The Biden administration announced April 30 it would stop paying for construction projects along the southern border between Mexico and the U.S., which were being funded with money originally designated for the military.

CDC director gives nod to indoor worship services for masked, vaccinated

May 3, 2021 News
When the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said April 27 that fully vaccinated people who wear masks can safely attend many indoor events such as worship services, the announcement likely did not catch many Catholics by surprise.

‘America is on the move again,’ Biden says in address to nation

Apr 30, 2021 News
In his first major address to Congress as U.S. president, Joe Biden urged Republicans and Democrats April 28 to work together as the country emerges from a pandemic but still faces threats from countries such as China.

Church must help counter resistance to vaccines, expert says

Apr 29, 2021 News
Members of the Catholic Church, especially religious working in health care and schools, have an important opportunity and duty to educate people about COVID-19 and to counter resistance to vaccinations, said an expert on the Vatican's COVID-19 commission.