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Biden signs flurry of executive orders, undoing Trump-era policies

On his first day in office, President Joe Biden signed 17 documents that, among others, reversed immigration policies and other actions of the Trump administration.

Fauci says Biden expected to overturn ‘Mexico City policy’ soon

Dr. Anthony Fauci told the World Health Organization that "in the coming days," President Joe Biden will revoke the rule that blocks U.S. funding of foreign groups that perform and promote abortion.

Witness for life, even if virtual this year, seen as important as ever

The "peaceful prayer and witness ... must and will continue this year" to mark the 48th anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision legalizing abortion, said a key U.S. bishop.

Bishops welcome Biden order that strengthens DACA program

The prelates said the action was important for about 800,000 young people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children, and who deserve to continue working without fear of deportation.

Catholics welcome Biden plan to rejoin Paris climate pact

Such action would allow the U.S. to work to reach the goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 and position the country to become a global leader in addressing climate change.

Delaware students abuzz as one of their own takes presidential oath of office

Students of Archmere Academy, a Catholic coed high school run in the Norbertine tradition in Claymont, are "ecstatic" and inspired by the inauguration of 1961 alumnus President Joe Biden.

Second Catholic president causes some to celebrate, gives others anxiety

As Joe Biden was inaugurated as president of the United States Jan. 20, some U.S. Catholics rejoiced while others feared more access to abortion under his leadership.

Biden’s inaugural address calls for Americans to work for unity

In his inaugural address Jan. 20, President Joe Biden said he is committed with his "whole soul" to bring the United States together, and he pleaded with Americans to similarly take up this cause.

Pope prays Biden works to heal divisions, promote human dignity

Pope Francis prayed that God would guide President Biden's "efforts to foster understanding, reconciliation and peace" in the U.S. "and among the nations of the world in order to advance the universal common good."

USCCB president prays God grants Biden ‘wisdom, courage’ to lead nation

As Joe Biden prepared to be inaugurated as the 46th U.S. president, Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles, hoped the incoming administration "will work with the church" to address the "factors that are driving abortion and discouraging families."