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The Vatican Press Office has announced that Pope Francis will meet on Thursday with American bishops who are insisting upon a full investigation of questions surrounding the sex abuse case involving Archbishop Theodore McCarrick, including what the Vatican knew and when it became aware of his abuses.
In anticipation of tonight’s announcement about who will be nominated to fill a vacant Supreme Court seat, the U.S. Bishops have sent a letter to the U.S. Senate expressing strong objections to subjecting judicial nominees to a litmus test in support of Roe v. Wade, or to using a nominee’s faith as a proxy for their views on the country’s most controversial ruling.
A young priest from Houston is using his kayak to get around the stricken city of Houston as Hurricane Harvey continues to pummel southern Texas with epic amounts of rainfall, embodying the support that is pouring in from the faithful across the U.S.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist Despite being the coldest day of the winter thus far, tens of thousands of Americans jammed the streets of Washington yesterday to stand for life with newly elected pro-life lawmakers promising support for life while the nation's president used the occasion to recommit himself to abortion.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist As the vote to repeal the vastly unpopular health care reform law gets underway in the House today, the U.S. Bishops have sent a letter to all members of Congress saying they do not intend to join efforts to either support or oppose repeal of ObamaCare, but will "devote our efforts to correcting serious moral problems in the current law."
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The U.S. Bishops are backing the efforts of 166 U.S. Representatives who are seeking approval of the "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act” (H.R. 5939) that will permanently ban all federal funding of abortions.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) infuriated pro-abortion groups when it took steps last week to implement a ban on funding abortions in state high-risk insurance pools under the new health care law after a national pro-life group exposed a loophole in the law.
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