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N.Y. bishops decry new law that expands abortion

The state's Catholic conference and bishop of the Albany Diocese rebuked the Catholic governor for promoting and signing a law that not only expands abortion but may restrict pro-life nurses, physicians and health care facilities.

Massgoers pray for conversion of hearts as New York expands abortion

The Jan. 22 Mass and a Holy Hour that preceded it were timed to coincide with Gov. Andrew Cuomo's signing of the Reproductive Health Act, legislation that effectively removed restrictions on abortion in New York.

At Red Mass, cardinal offers a spiritual view of ecology, work, politics

Cardinal Peter Turkson offered Hawaii's civil servants a consecrated view of work, politics and environmental stewardship in his talk at Hawaii's Red Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in Honolulu.

Teens in D.C.: Investigation begins, discussion continues

Days after the exchange between Covington Catholic High School students and a Native American tribal leader in Washington, the Diocese of Covington, Kentucky, launched a third-party investigation into what happened.

After fatal shooting in parking lot, church responds in prayer, action

The morning after a man gunned down his estranged wife and critically wounded their daughter, visitors and parishioners gathered Jan. 18 for a Mass inside the Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church, just yards away from the parish parking lot, where the shooting took place.

Pro-life movement is growing, inspiring ‘a rising generation,’ says Pence

The pro-life movement has touched hearts, changed lives and saved lives in the 46 years since the Supreme Court handed down its Roe decision legalizing abortion on demand, Vice President Mike Pence told the 37th annual Rose Dinner in Washington Jan. 18.

Pro-life march ‘about light, not darkness,’ says Archbishop Gomez

"OneLife LA is not only an event, it is a vision," he said in welcoming the crowd. "In a society that promotes a selfish 'me against you' individualism, OneLife LA celebrates people who are living lives of self-sacrifice, generosity and service."

Birth mother and daughter who reunited a year ago march for life together

The bus ride from Fairfax to Washington took only half an hour. But for two of the passengers, the trip was about 45 years in the making.

Archbishop reflects on effects of racism, calls for ‘repentance, action’

Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori has issued his second pastoral reflection in 12 months on the effects of racism on society.

Auxiliary bishops named for Archdiocese for the Military Services

UPDATED - Pope Francis has named Father Joseph L. Coffey and Father William J. Muhm as auxiliary bishops of the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services.