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N.J. archdiocese says it has requested but not yet received data, analysis

The Newark Archdiocese says it is awaiting media evidence of location-based dating apps at clerical residences from 2018-2020, while noting such data "does not provide any evidence of misconduct by archdiocesan clergy or employees."

Nearly 3,700 women religious urge Senate to pass For the People Act

The petition, signed by sisters from congregations across the nation and hand-delivered to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, said "every voice, every vote is sacred."

Mississippi’s attorney general in brief urges high court to overturn Roe

In a July 22 filing, Lynn Fitch said "nothing in constitutional text, structure, history or tradition supports a right to abortion."

No ‘devout Catholic’ can condone killing child in the womb, says archbishop

In response to remarks made by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco said July 22 the "right to life is the most fundamental human right" and urged support for women in crisis pregnancies.

Haitians in Miami mourn fallen Haiti president on eve of his state funeral

Faithful in South Florida's Haitian-American community gathered for a July 22 Mass in honor of Jovenel Moïse, who was assassinated in his home July 7.

A month after Surfside collapse, many have questions about what comes next

A memorial site and a rebuilt condo complex are among the plans under discussion following the June 24 tragedy, which killed some 97.

Policy keeping migrants out may stay in place longer

Given a rise in coronavirus cases, the Biden Administration may indefinitely continue to invoke Title 42, a move several bishops and immigration advocates have criticized as a misuse of the policy.

Report that led to priest’s resignation prompts look at journalism ethics

Apart from the serious issues of alleged clergy misbehavior, covert data collection in religion news reporting may have run afoul of the code of ethics for Catholic and secular journalists, especially privacy rights.

Catholics weigh in on abuse scandal 3 years after McCarrick and Pa. report

Catholics surveyed about the clergy sex abuse scandals that rocked the U.S. church in 2018 revealed their insights about the church and how they view progress in confronting the issue.

Program aims to engage diverse group of Catholic young adults

Journeying Together gathers young adults from every large cultural family to promotes the voices and understand the needs of those who are the future of the Catholic Church in the U.S.