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Dec 4, 2020 - 11:30 am .- A pro-life research group has clarified which of the leading COVID vaccine candidates in the United States have not used abortion-derived cell lines in production or testing.
Dec 3, 2020 - 06:48 pm .- Abortions are again being performed in South Dakota, following a seven-month hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dec 3, 2020 - 05:00 pm .- As public officials debate whether prison populations should be among the first or last to receive a COVID vaccine, ethicists say that incarceration should not be the deciding factor.
Dec 3, 2020 - 10:00 am .- The Supreme Court has accepted an appeal by California churches against the state’s coronavirus restrictions, sending the case back to the lower courts for reconsideration in light of its opinion on the Brooklyn Diocese case.
Dec 3, 2020 - 09:00 am .- Bishops in France have welcomed new government measures that will allow more people to attend public Masses during Advent. 
Dec 2, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- A new coalition seeks to promote the rights of hospital patients to have “reasonable” access to family and clergy during the pandemic.
Dec 2, 2020 - 02:20 pm .- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is defending his decision not to extend state funding for on-site coronavirus testing to students in Catholic schools, as he fights a court mandate that the state department of education provide testing to both private and public school students.
Dec 2, 2020 - 10:30 am .- Conventual Franciscans said they will be present at a statue of the Immaculate Conception in the center of Rome to offer a “blessing from afar” to families who pass by on the feast day.
Dec 2, 2020 - 09:30 am .- A federal health advisory committee proposed on Tuesday that health care workers and long-term care facility residents should be the first to receive a COVID vaccine, as a Catholic ethicist warned that vulnerable people, like the elderly, cannot be pushed to the back of the line.
Dec 1, 2020 - 07:00 am .- Belgium’s Catholic bishops called Tuesday for dialogue with the government after it decreed that public Masses would remain suspended until Jan. 15, 2021. 
Nov 30, 2020 - 03:05 pm .- The 48th annual March for Life is scheduled to take place on Jan. 29, 2021, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Normally attended by tens of thousands of pro-life demonstrators from all over the country, the 2021 March will be significantly affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Nov 30, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- The Vatican has announced that Pope Francis will not visit Rome’s Piazza di Spagna this year for the traditional veneration of Mary on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception due to the pandemic.
Nov 30, 2020 - 10:00 am .- The French Council of State has ruled that a proposed 30-person limit on Masses and other forms of public worship is a “disproportionate” government measure and must be modified by Dec. 2.
Nov 30, 2020 - 04:00 am .- Forty-three Italian priests died in November after contracting the coronavirus, as Italy experiences a second wave of the epidemic.
Nov 28, 2020 - 09:07 pm .- As surging COVID-19 cases lead to new restrictions in the San Francisco area, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone said the treatment of churches is discriminatory and violates the right to worship.
Nov 28, 2020 - 04:35 pm .- Wry jokes and memes about the decided awfulness of the year 2020 - with the pandemic, ensuing lockdowns and economic distress, as well as civil unrest in a turbulent election year - are well known to just about anyone on social media.
Nov 27, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- The French bishops’ conference announced Friday that it would submit another appeal to the Council of State, calling the proposed 30-person limit on public Masses during Advent “unacceptable.”
Nov 27, 2020 - 05:00 am .- A Vatican dicastery launched a new campaign Friday urging young people to share wisdom gleaned from the elderly facing Christmas alone because of the pandemic.
Nov 26, 2020 - 01:23 pm .- The Supreme Court said Wednesday night that NY state restrictions on religious services during the coronavirus pandemic are a violation of the First Amendment’s protection of free religious exercise. After the ruling the Bishop of Brooklyn, whose diocese was a plaintiff in the suit, said that religious worship should be considered an essential during the coronavirus pandemic.
Nov 26, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- Coronavirus lockdowns revealed a “glaring contradiction” in attitudes towards migrants, a Vatican diplomat said Thursday.

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