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Citing abortion rights, San Francisco Archbishop bars Pelosi from Communion

By Jack Jenkins — May 20, 2022
(RNS) — 'She is not to be admitted to Holy Communion unless and until she publicly repudiate her support for abortion ‘rights’ and confess and receive absolution for her cooperation in this evil in the sacrament of Penance,' Cordileone wrote.

Advocate for abortion if you must. But don’t say poor people made you do it.

By Charles C. Camosy — May 19, 2022
(RNS) — Economically vulnerable people of color are significantly more anti-abortion than rich white folks are.

Insurers suddenly raise stakes on German churches’ sex abuse response

By Tom Heneghan — May 19, 2022
(RNS) — One of Germany’s biggest trade associations, representing 10 million insured people, has given victims of sexual abuse a powerful ally with deep pockets and highly paid lawyers.

Cardinal: Pope ordered auditor to resign over spying charge

By Nicole Winfield — May 19, 2022
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Cardinal Angelo Becciu testified Wednesday that it was Francis who ordered the ouster of the Holy See’s auditor-general.

As Roe’s potential fall nears, abortion abolitionists turn on ‘pro-life elites’

By Bob Smietana — May 19, 2022
(RNS) — Abortion abolitionists, including a leading candidate for SBC president, want an end to abortion, with no exceptions, and say women who have illegal abortions should face murder charges.

Preservationists seek to acquire beloved Hollywood home to cloistered nuns

By Alejandra Molina — May 18, 2022
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — Over the years, the Monastery of the Angels community has been dwindling as the nuns age and after some died from COVID-19 and other causes, making it difficult to sustain the monastery’s ‘democratic way of life.’

DeSantis can’t unwrite Disney’s history of ‘saying gay’

By Brandon Ambrosino — May 18, 2022
(RNS) — I don’t need Disney to publicly condemn DeSantis’ politics so I am able to feel valued as a gay man. I feel that way every time I set foot on Disney property.

With Roe in peril, abortion rights advocates prepare appeals to religious liberty

By Jack Jenkins — May 17, 2022
WASHINGTON (RNS) — ‘The Torah is clear on this issue: Abortion is not only permitted in Judaism, but in some cases required when the life of the pregnant person is at stake,’ said Sheila Katz, head of the National Council of Jewish Women.

Avoiding a deadlocked conclave

By Thomas Reese — May 17, 2022
(RNS) — Before he dies or retires, Pope Francis needs to make changes in the process of electing a new pope to avoid the possibility of a deadlocked conclave.

Vatican foreign minister to visit Ukraine as pope toes delicate line

By Nicole Winfield — May 17, 2022
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Archbishop Paul Gallagher's trip comes as the Holy See toes a delicate line in trying to keep alive newly improved ties with the Russian Orthodox Church while offering support to the “martyred” Ukrainian faithful.

Brazil’s Catholic bishops raise their voices against mining on Indigenous land

By Eduardo Campos Lima — May 16, 2022
SAO PAULO (RNS) — The damage from mining projects goes beyond deforestation, the bishops say. The effects include death from disease and higher rates of murder and sexual assault.

Will overturning Roe finally allow Catholics to pursue a consistent ethic of life?

By Steven P. Millies — May 16, 2022
(RNS) — The next months and years will be as critical a moment for Catholics as the years after Roe was decided.

Pope rallies from knee pain to proclaim 10 new saints

By Nicole Winfield — May 15, 2022
ROME (AP) — Sunday's ceremony was evidence that Francis is still able to still walk, but appears to be taking it as easy as possible to let the ligaments heal before an intense period of travel starting in July.

Some Catholic abortion foes are uneasy about overturning Roe

By David Crary — May 13, 2022
(AP) — Some anti-abortion Catholics caution that Catholic leaders should distance themselves from the politically partisan wing of the anti-abortion movement.

Pope to visit Canada to apologize for Indigenous abuses

By Frances D'emilio — May 13, 2022
(RNS) — The Vatican on Friday announced that Francis will head to Canada on July 24 and visit Edmonton, Quebec and Iqaluit, a small town in that country's far north.
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