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Feb 24, 2021 - 03:23 am .- A series of one-on-one interviews with more than two dozen bishops has revealed significant concern among the Church leaders over the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic and political tensions.
Feb 23, 2021 - 07:13 pm .- “Hispanic young people are the future of this country and seeing that many are losing their Catholic faith serves as a reminder to me of how important it is to live our baptismal call, and that we must take responsibility and initiative to do something about it,” Del Real said in comments to CNA. 
Feb 23, 2021 - 06:00 pm .- After a critique of the transgender movement was de-listed by Amazon this week, U.S. senators responded.
Feb 23, 2021 - 05:01 pm .- An alleged abuse victim who last year went public with allegations against the Bishop of Brooklyn has now filed a lawsuit in a New Jersey court, claiming that the bishop abused him repeatedly in the late 1970s and early 1980s. 
Feb 23, 2021 - 04:35 pm .- The nomination of California Attorney General Xavier Becerra for Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary has been opposed by Democrats For Life of America, which has called for his nomination to be withdrawn.
Feb 23, 2021 - 03:16 pm .- The world’s largest pregnancy help organization is preparing for its 50th annual training conference, with both virtual and in-person options.
Feb 23, 2021 - 03:00 pm .- The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) on Tuesday announced its annual “Dirty Dozen” ranking of the top mainstream contributors to sexual exploitation.
Feb 23, 2021 - 11:00 am .- President Biden’s nominee for health secretary on Tuesday would not commit to preventing federal funding of abortions, and would not say why he once opposed a partial-birth abortion ban.  
Feb 22, 2021 - 07:01 pm .- Amid calls from California activists to drop vandalism charges against five assailants who destroyed a statue of St. Junipero Serra last year, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco warned that doing so would set a dangerous precedent.
Feb 22, 2021 - 06:00 pm .- President Joe Biden’s nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) received the praise of pro-euthanasia organizations during his time as attorney general of California. 
Feb 22, 2021 - 04:00 pm .- Virginia is expected to become the first southern state to abolish the death penalty, after its general assembly voted on Monday to end the practice.
Feb 22, 2021 - 02:23 pm .- As President Joe Biden re-established a key White House faith-based office last week, former political liaisons to religious groups commended the move—but warned that the office might be misused.
Feb 22, 2021 - 01:00 pm .- One scholar’s critical book on the transgender movement has reportedly been removed from Amazon.com.
Feb 22, 2021 - 10:00 am .- The Supreme Court will consider a case involving federal funding of domestic pro-abortion groups.
Feb 20, 2021 - 02:39 am .- Ahead of a significant Supreme Court case that could determine whether Catholic adoption agencies can stay open in the U.S., a religious freedom attorney has criticized an article arguing against religious freedom protections.
Feb 19, 2021 - 07:01 pm .- A federal judge has temporarily blocked South Carolina’s heartbeat-based abortion ban just days after its passage, in response to court filings from Planned Parenthood. However, the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office has argued that Planned Parenthood can’t be sure the U.S. Supreme Court will reject the law.
Feb 19, 2021 - 05:00 pm .- Planned Parenthood’s annual report once again showed an increase from the previous year in both abortions performed and government funding.
Feb 19, 2021 - 04:00 pm .- The U.S. bishops’ conference (USCCB) has come out in opposition to the Equality Act, which was introduced in the U.S. House on Thursday.
Feb 19, 2021 - 03:02 pm .- God commanded it, Jesus practiced it, Church Fathers have preached the importance of it – fasting is a powerful and fundamental part of the Christian life.
Feb 19, 2021 - 12:30 pm .- CNA's 2021 review of Lenten fast food fish sandwich offerings.