Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski of Miami has been appointed the acting chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee for Religious Liberty.
The U.S. bishops are urging Catholics to “pray, reflect and take action” on religious liberty in the United States and abroad during Religious Freedom Week June 22-29.
The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to soon rule on its first abortion case to be argued at the court since Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh were appointed to the Supreme Court by President Trump.
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio and other prominent immigration advocates in the Diocese of Brooklyn praised the Supreme Court’s DACA decision and expressed solidarity with the Dreamers.
In one of the most anticipated cases of the term, the Supreme Court June 18 ruled against efforts by the Trump administration to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA.
Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles said June 16 that his recent virtual message to 2020 graduates — posted on YouTube and shared on social media — is “a sign of these unusual times” amid the coronavirus.
By Emily Drooby BAY RIDGE — Heading outdoors to play with their children used to be something the Meehan family did without any thought at all. Now, they all wear masks as they play outside their Bay Ridge, Brooklyn home — just one of many obvious effects of the pandemic. It is also one example […]
The killing of George Floyd will lead to an artistic explosion as Americans pick up paintbrushes, compose songs, write poems and seek out other creative ways to express their deeply-felt emotions about the killing of a handcuffed African-American man by a white police officer, artists and scholars are predicting.
Critics of the death penalty denounced the decision June 15 by Attorney General William Barr to set execution dates for four federal prisoners on death row.
The chairmen of three U.S. bishops’ committees welcomed a final rule implemented by the Trump administration June 12 to restore “the long-standing position of the federal government that discrimination on the basis of ‘sex’ means just that and does not refer to ‘termination of pregnancy’ nor ‘gender identity.'”