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Bishops must teach truth, avoid partisan politics, says archbishop

Oct 26, 2021 News
The incoming chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities hopes his brother bishops will approve a statement on the Eucharist that helps Catholics understand the gift that it is and that invites them back to active church life.

Bishops urge Senate to include pro-life provisions in appropriations bills

Oct 25, 2021 News
The chairmen of the U.S. bishops' pro-life and religious liberty committees urged U.S. Senate leaders Oct. 22 to include the Hyde and Weldon amendments and "other long-standing, bipartisan pro-life provisions" in appropriations bills being advanced in the chamber.

Vatican at COP26: Hearts, habits must change fast to care for creation

Oct 22, 2021 News
Even though Pope Francis will not attend the 26th U.N. Climate Change Conference in Glasgow in person, the Vatican delegation and the Catholic Church will be "everywhere" during the two-week summit—from the highest-level private negotiations to the sidelines with grassroots "social action" and community-led events, said two delegates.

With numbers growing in U.S., more Hispanics involved in church, community

Oct 21, 2021 News
Catholic Church officials say they are not surprised by the 2020 U.S. census showing Hispanics accounted for 51.1% of the country's growth, rising to 18.7%, or about 62.1 million, of the U.S. population.

Colin Powell is recalled for priority he put on education, hard work, goals

Oct 20, 2021 News
Colin Powell once visited a Catholic high school in the Archdiocese of Washington to encourage students there to appreciate the Catholic education they are receiving, to dream big and to work hard to achieve those dreams.

Pope shares survivor’s letter pleading for clergy to face truth of abuse

Oct 19, 2021 News
An adult survivor of abuse by a priest appealed to the world's seminarians to become good priests and to make sure the "bitter truth" always prevails, not silence about scandals and their cover-up.

Debate, vote on proposed eucharistic document will top U.S. bishops’ agenda

Oct 18, 2021 News
When the U.S. bishops gather for their fall assembly in Baltimore Nov. 15-18, it will be the first in-person meeting of the full body of bishops since November 2019.

President Biden and Pope Francis scheduled to meet Oct. 29

Oct 15, 2021 News
President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden will have an audience with Pope Francis Oct. 29, the day before the G20 Leaders' Summit starts in Rome, White House press secretary Jen Psaki announced Oct. 14.

Sister Megan Rice, who crusaded against nuclear weapons, dies at 91

Oct 14, 2021 News
Sister Megan Rice, whose yearslong crusade against nuclear weapons included serving two years behind bars for a felony, died Oct. 10 at the Rosemont residence of her religious order, the Society of the Holy Child Jesus. She was 91.

‘Crisis standards of care’ help hospitals address volume of COVID-19 cases

Oct 13, 2021 News
In Alaska, the state's largest health care provider and hospital group said it is in the unfortunate position of showing the country what an emergency response plan to COVID-19's fourth surge looks like in an isolated region with few quick fixes.