Bishops Say Order on LBGTQ Equality Has Implications for Religious Liberty

President Joe Biden’s wide-ranging executive order to extend existing federal nondiscrimination protections to LGBTQ people exceeds the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 2020 ruling on the issue in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, said the chairmen of five U.S. bishops’ committees. However, Biden’s order on “‘sex’ discrimination exceeds the court’s decision,” they said.

‘Working Group’ on Biden Divides Catholic Opinion

Archbishop José Gómez of Los Angeles, the president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, announced the new working group chaired by Archbishop Allen Vigneron of Detroit in unscheduled remarks to close out last week’s U.S. Bishops meeting. As part of the statement, he said it creates a “difficult and complex” situation that the second ever Catholic president elect supports abortion rights.

Washington’s Soon-To-Be Cardinal Says He Won’t Deny Joe Biden Communion

As Washington’s new cardinal and with a Catholic soon to be living in the White House, Cardinal-designate Wilton D. Gregory said he hopes to collaborate where possible while respectfully pointing out where projected winner Joe Biden’s policies diverge from Catholic teaching.

Local Catholic Leaders Advocate Church’s Role in Post-Election Healing

Two weeks after Election Day, President Donald Trump had not eased up on challenging the voting results. Reconciliation of the citizenry seemed elusive. But leaders of the Catholic clergy in Brooklyn and across the nation reminded the Church of its unique role in helping the nation heal.

Social Media Censorship Leads To the Rise of Free-Speech App

Disgruntled conservatives, claiming they were targeted while liberals could tweet freely, are flocking to “Parler” — that’s French for “talk.” This new platform claims to be an unbiased home for social networking that honors free speech. Conservative politicians, pundits, and other users tout it as a powerful alternative to longtime platforms such as Twitter and Facebook.