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Jan 27, 2021 - 08:35 am .- Catholic schools around the United States adjusted to the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, and halfway through the school year one diocese explained to CNA how it has remained open for in-person learning while local public schools remain virtual-only.
Jan 26, 2021 - 05:45 pm .- Several state legislatures are considering measures in support of and against abortion. 
Jan 26, 2021 - 03:55 pm .- Dozens of members of Congress are urging the Attorney General-designate to stop use of the federal death penalty.
Jan 26, 2021 - 01:15 pm .- Pro-abortion and pro-LGBT groups applauded the Senate’s confirmation of Secretary of State nominee Antony Blinken on Tuesday.
Jan 26, 2021 - 11:00 am .- Recently-published data suggest that the birth rate in the U.S. declined considerably from 2019 to 2020, refuting hopes of a “baby boom” during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jan 26, 2021 - 08:15 am .- The Vatican’s doctrinal congregation has exonerated retired Bishop Joseph Hart of Cheyenne over numerous accusations of the sexual abuse of minors, but issued a canonical rebuke. 
Jan 25, 2021 - 04:30 pm .- As Democrats last week took effective control of the Senate, pro-life leaders turned their attention to the record of one senator who could cast pivotal votes in the next two years. Manchin, a moderate West Virginia Democrat who was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2010 after serving as governor of that state, has been known to cast pro-life votes before.
Jan 25, 2021 - 02:24 pm .- A second alleged victim has accused activist Chicago priest Fr. Michael Pfleger of sexually abusing him as a minor decades ago, the Chicago archdiocese has confirmed to local media. The priest has strongly denied both accusations, which come from two brothers.
Jan 25, 2021 - 02:01 pm .- An appeals court last week ruled for a second time against a California church which challenged the state’s rules barring in-person worship services for much of the state, ruling that a total ban on indoor worship services in most areas of the state is justified to block the spread of coronavirus.
Jan 25, 2021 - 12:55 pm .- The Supreme Court on Monday ruled favorably toward a Catholic death row inmate requesting the presence of a priest at his execution.
Jan 25, 2021 - 11:45 am .- A Kentucky bill requiring appropriate medical care for babies surviving attempted abortions became law on Friday.
Jan 25, 2021 - 11:00 am .- President Joe Biden on Monday revoked a ban on gender transitioning in the military, allowing troops to serve on the basis of their gender identity.  
Jan 25, 2021 - 10:35 am .- President Joe Biden has a “very developed approach” to abortion, Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of the Network Lobby for Catholic Social Justice, said during a recent panel discussion hosted by the National Catholic Reporter.
Jan 25, 2021 - 09:30 am .- Nearly 200 members of Congress have signed a letter supporting bans on taxpayer funding of abortions.
Jan 23, 2021 - 02:00 am .- Father Pius Pietrzyk, OP, talks about the looming eviction crisis. Fr. Pietrzyk is on the board of Legal Services Corporation, a nonpartisan body that gives grants to local legal aid offices to provide free civil legal services for the poor.
Jan 22, 2021 - 07:56 pm .- Archbishop Jose Gomez, president of the U.S. bishops’ conference, showed courage in releasing a statement on the day of President Joe Biden’s inauguration despite opposition from within the conference, said papal biographer and longtime Church observer George Weigel.
Jan 22, 2021 - 05:40 pm .- President Joe Biden’s statement backing legal abortion on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade drew swift reaction from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, whose pro-life chairman said the no president of the United States should ever defend denying the right to life of unborn children.
Jan 22, 2021 - 05:19 pm .- The U.N. General Assembly adopted a resolution Thursday calling for greater efforts to protect religious sites from acts of terrorism and asking for a global conference on the subject.
Jan 22, 2021 - 05:06 pm .- About eight pro-abortion protesters disrupted the Respect Life Mass at St. Joseph’s Cathedral in downtown Columbus Friday, where Bishop Robert Brennan was presiding at an event marking the 48th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.
Jan 22, 2021 - 02:45 pm .- President Joe Biden’s nominee for Secretary of State pledged to appoint an LGBTI envoy at the agency, and says he will permit embassies to fly the “Pride” flag if confirmed. 

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