Cardinal Ladaria Cautions U.S. Bishops on Politicians and Communion

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has urged the U.S. bishops to proceed with caution in their discussions about formulating a national policy “to address the situation of Catholics in public office who support legislation allowing abortion, euthanasia or other moral evils.”

Archbishop in SF Says No to Communion for Pro-Choice Catholics

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco has become the latest American bishop to advocate barring Catholic public figures who support abortion rights from communion, as the debate on the topic continues to grow since President Joe Biden, the country’s second Catholic president and a pro-choice Democrat, took office.

Marathon-Running Bishop Says Exercise Can Help Spiritual Life

In his new book, Running for a Higher Purpose, Bishop Thomas Paprocki uses his life as a runner, and insights from the lives of others — such as Abraham Lincoln, Tommy John and Steve Prefontaine — to guide readers through eight steps to spiritual and physical fitness, which he calls interwoven.

Catholic Leaders Speak Out Against Violence Targeting Asian Americans

In the days following the March 16 shootings in Atlanta that left eight people dead, including six Asian American women, protests and vigils took place around the country remembering the victims and calling for an end to a growing wave of anti-Asian racism and violence.

Pro-Life Groups Warn That New COVID Relief Bill Funds Abortion

The House passed the $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill, also referred to as the American Rescue Plan of 2021, early Saturday morning, Feb. 27. While the bill will fund vaccines, testing and tracing, and will also provide economic relief to American families and adult dependents, it doesn’t include prohibitions on abortion funding.