National News

Catholic agencies say Inflation Reduction Act addresses long-standing goals

The "minor miracle" of the bill's Aug. 7 passage, lauded by several Catholic leaders, will tackle environmental concerns while lowering prescription drug prices.

Asylum-seekers will be allowed in as DHS ends ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy

In an Aug. 8 announcement, the agency said it looked to a "a quick and orderly" halt of a policy that has kept asylum-seekers out of the country while they await immigration court hearings.

Fraternal order honors Ukrainian Knight for leading war relief efforts

Youriy Maletskiy, who received the St. Michael Award at the Aug. 2-4 Knights of Columbus convention, was lauded for being "an instrument of hope" amid Russian's invasion of Ukraine, which has killed thousands and displaced millions.

Our Sunday Visitor names Gretchen R. Crowe as editor-in-chief of OSV News

The longtime Catholic journalist said the new media outlet, launching Jan. 1, will "share information, spread the Gospel and promote the common good."

5th Circuit urged to keep injunction in place on HHS transgender mandate

Plaintiffs in Franciscan Alliance v. Becerra are challenging federal requirements to perform conscience-violating procedures, so they can "keep caring for patients with joy and compassion."

Archbishop decries Biden executive order, ‘continued promotion of abortion’

In an Aug. 5 statement, Baltimore Archbishop William Lori said the move to advance abortion access was the "wrong direction to take at a moment when we should be working to support women and to build up a culture of life."

Kansas pro-lifers will ‘redouble efforts’ to help women, protect unborn

Following the defeat of the "Value Them Both" amendment, Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann has called for more pregnancy care, saying "while we can't protect women and children from abortion by the law, we can with love."

HHS proposal replaces medical ethics with transgender ideology, critics say

If finalized and enforced, new rules could "shut down the conversation about conscience rights" on issues such as abortion, cross-sex hormones and gender-transition surgeries, said medical and ethics professionals.

Court: Catholic school has right to hire staff who uphold church doctrine

In a July 28 ruling, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit in Chicago sided with Roncalli High School in Indianapolis, which ended the employment of a guidance counselor in a same-sex civil marriage.

Kentucky churches, communities work together to meet flood victims’ needs

Parishes and agencies are teaming up to help hundreds affected by devastating flooding that has killed at least 35, while destroying homes and wiping out entire communities.