Catholic Events Canceled, Moved Online in Wake of Coronavirus Pandemic

The best-laid plans of Catholics across the country have been upended, as colleges and universities are now canceling commencement ceremonies and a range of high profile conference and gatherings have been nixed, postponed, or switched to new formats as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Catholic Leaders Praise Abolition of Death Penalty in Colorado

Catholic leaders are cheering Colorado’s abolition of the death penalty – a move they say is fueled by new momentum following the revision to the Catholic Catechism to officially ban the practice and one that signals a westward expansion in the U.S. of the death penalty’s repeal.

U.S. Bishops Release ‘Faithful Citizenship’ Videos Ahead of Elections

As the 2020 presidential race kicks into high gear – just two days after the Iowa caucuses and one day after the State of the Union – the U.S. bishops released a series of new videos aimed to help inform Catholics on the Church’s teachings ahead of a national election.

Pro-Life Committee Chair Calls Abortion A Human Rights Issue

Leading up to the annual March for Life in the nation’s capital, Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City, Kan., spoke to The Tablet Jan. 20, about the status of the pro-life movement in what he referred to as ‘a very active battlefield.’

Judge Blocks Trump’s Order on State Refugee Resettlement

A federal judge in Maryland issued a preliminary injunction Jan. 15 blocking the Trump administration from enforcing an executive order that would allow state and local government officials to reject resettling refugees in their jurisdictions.