The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced July 15 it would begin implementing the Trump administration’s “Protect Life Rule” to bar Title X funds from being used for promoting or providing abortion as family planning.
Mayor Bill de Blasio formally announced his campaign for president on May 16, becoming the 23rd candidate to join the Democratic field that includes such national figures as former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).
After a parent complained to a religion watchdog group and lawyers got involved, the Springfield School District decided to no longer allow saying “God Bless America” over the public address system.
A conference at the Catholic University of America (CUA) last week brought together clerical sex abuse survivors and over a dozen Catholic bishops for a daylong discussion on “healing a wounded family,” rather than on institutional reform.
After a gunman barged into a southern California bar late Wednesday evening killing 12 individuals, Archbishop José Gómez decried the “horrible violence” and issued a call for peace.