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Politics Jun 18U.S. Catholic bishops approve steps toward possible rebuke of Biden
U.S. Catholic bishops have overwhelmingly approved the drafting of a "teaching document" that many of them hope will rebuke Catholic politicians, including President Joe Biden, for receiving Communion despite their support for abortion rights.
Nation May 19Down syndrome abortion bans gain traction after court ruling
2021 has been a breakthrough year for legislation in several states seeking to prohibit abortions based solely on a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome.
Nation Apr 27No major backlash for states passing anti-transgender laws
Five states have passed laws or implemented executive orders this year limiting the ability of transgender youths to play sports or receive certain medical treatment. There has been little in the way of tangible repercussions for those states.
Health Apr 24With OK from experts, some states resume use of J&J vaccine
With a green light from federal health officials, several states resumed use of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine on Saturday. Among the venues where it was being deployed: the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Politics Mar 24U.S. Senate confirms transgender doctor for key health post
Transgender-rights activists have hailed Levine's appointment as a historic breakthrough. Few trans people have ever held high-level offices at the federal or state level.
Health Jan 10Anti-abortion faith leaders support use of COVID-19 vaccines
In a growing consensus, religious leaders at the forefront of the anti-abortion movement in the United States are telling their followers that the leading vaccines available to combat COVID-19 are acceptable to take, given their remote and indirect connection to…
Nation Dec 13More U.S. churches are committing to racism-linked reparations
The Episcopal Diocese of Texas acknowledges that its first bishop in 1859 was a slaveholder. An Episcopal church in New York City erects a plaque noting the building’s creation in 1810 was made possible by wealth resulting from slavery.
Health Nov 20Daily COVID-19 deaths in U.S. reach highest level since May
The coronavirus surge is taking an increasingly dire toll across the U.S. just as a vaccine appears close at hand. The country is now averaging over 1,300 COVID-19 deaths per day — the highest since the calamitous spring in and…
Politics Nov 13Pope Francis congratulates Biden for winning presidential election
President-elect Joe Biden, a lifelong Roman Catholic, spoke to Pope Francis on Thursday, despite President Donald Trump refusing to concede.
Politics Nov 12Pope congratulates Joe Biden on election
Biden is the second Catholic elected U.S. president, after John F. Kennedy.