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Demonstrators protest outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington June 25, 2022, the day after the high court ruled in the Dobbs v Women's Health Organization abortion case, overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion decision. (OSV News photo/Elizabeth Frantz, Reuters)

New book examines fall of Roe and role Catholics played in effort

In the nearly 50 years separating Roe v. Wade from the Supreme Court's June 2022 Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization decision that reversed the court's previous abortion precedent, abortion opponents argued against the Roe ruling many of them saw ...
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A devotee is seen in Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Concepcion, Bolivia, one of many historic Jesuit missionary sites within the country declared a World Heritage Site in 2019. (OSV News photo/David Mercado, Reuters)

Deceased Spanish Jesuit accused of abusing ‘hundreds’ of Indigenous girls

A Spanish Jesuit has been discovered to have documented his abuse of hundreds of Indigenous girls while serving as a missionary in rural Bolivia.
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A young woman looks at her cellphone. Following California’s successful lead, legislation in a number of states aims to impose on social media giants fines, age-appropriate design codes, and user age restrictions for opening accounts. (OSV News photo/CNS file, Paul Jeffrey)

Surgeon general’s social media warning ‘one of many steps’ say experts

A call by the U.S. surgeon general for health warning labels on social media marks "one of many steps that need to be taken" to reduce the digital environment's risks to kids and youth.
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Campers enjoy canoeing on the lake at Blessed Carlo Acutis Youth Camp in Huttonsville, W.Va., in this undated photo. (OSV News photo/courtesy of Blessed Carlo Acutis Youth Camp)

Carlo Acutis Youth Camp officials overjoyed about namesake’s canonization

Its mission is to lead young people to a deep relationship with Jesus Christ through his church. And the Blessed Carlo Acutis Youth Camp does just that each summer for young Catholics in West Virginia.
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Bishop Michael F. Burbidge of Arlington, Va., chairman of the U.S. Catholic bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities, prays June 14, 2024, at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Spring Plenary Assembly in Louisville, Ky. (OSV News photo/Bob Roller)

US bishops discuss poverty, pastoral frameworks, proposals at spring meeting

Gathered in Louisville for their spring plenary assembly, the U.S. bishops' June 12-14 meeting saw a mix of important matters discussed, starting with how the bishops would continue to address the scourge of poverty in the U.S. and ending with ...
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U.S. bishops’ mental health campaign gaining ‘a lot of traction’ amid national crisis

The launch of a mental health initiative by the U.S. bishops last year has "received a lot of traction," according to one of its leaders.
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Pope to meet Biden, other leaders at G7 in Puglia

Pope Francis is scheduled to sit down with U.S. President Joe Biden and eight other heads of state in a series of private bilateral meetings during the Group of Seven (G7) summit being held in southern Italy June 13-15, ...
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