“A historic day,” is how the Catholic bishops of New York state, including Bishop Robert Brennan of Brooklyn, described June 24 — the date Roe v. Wade was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Decades of prayers from pro-life advocates were answered this morning as the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, and in doing so abolished the legal right to an abortion at the federal level, and returned the jurisdiction back to state lawmakers.
The California Catholic Conference “vehemently opposes” amending the state’s constitution “to enshrine the most extreme forms of abortion.”
In response to the upcoming ruling, which may affect the status of Roe v. Wade by the Supreme Court, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signed into law new measures that would elevate the state into an abortion safe haven for locals and out-of-state abortion seekers.
A man threatening to kill Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was arrested near the justice’s Maryland home June 8, carrying a gun, a knife and zip ties.
In this Tablet supplement, a state-by-state look at statistics, laws and how they might change; Bishop Brennan’s column; a resource guide for mothers and moms-to-be in the Diocese of Brooklyn and more.
In itself, Friday’s announcement that Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone formally has barred House Speaker Nancy Pelosi from receiving Communion over her support for abortion rights probably shouldn’t be surprising, and it also may not be very consequential, at least in the short term.
Two days after Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone announced that U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was barred from receiving Communion in San Francisco over her support for abortion rights, Pope Francis offered support to a pro-life demonstration, saying life is a gift from God.
In response to the racially-motivated mass shooting at a Buffalo supermarket on May 14, Bishop Robert Brennan of Brooklyn says constant dialogue and listening are imperative to creating change.
In a reminder to New York Catholics that abortion access will likely go unfettered in the state regardless of federal rulings, the state’s bishops are calling on the faithful to advocate with charity, sensitivity and clarity, and to reaffirm the Church’s commitment to walking with pregnant mothers.