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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.
Health Nov 11Texas tops 1 million cases as COVID-19 surge engulfs the U.S.
Across the U.S., over 10.3 million cases have been recorded. Cases per day are now on the rise in 49 states, and deaths per day are climbing in 39.
Politics Nov 04In blue and red states, milestone wins for LGBTQ candidates
Across the nation, LGBTQ candidates achieved milestone victories in Tuesday’s election, including the first transgender person elected to a state Senate, and the first openly gay Black men to win seats in Congress.
Health Oct 23Regions throughout the U.S. in crisis as country nears high for COVID-19 cases
The United States is approaching a record for the number of new daily coronavirus cases in the latest ominous sign of the disease’s grip on the nation. The surge’s impact is being felt in every section of the country.
Politics Oct 14Racial justice movement a factor for 5 state ballot measures
The nationwide protests over police brutality and racial injustice are major factors in several states, including California and Mississippi, for ballot measures with distinctive racial themes.
Nation Oct 01Report finds flaws in Catholic Church abuse-prevention plans
A think tank has now completed a two-year investigation of the resulting policies adopted in all 32 archdioceses in the U.S. Its verdict: The policies are inconsistent and often worryingly incomplete.