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US bishops react to overturning Roe v. Wade: ‘The work has just begun’

U.S. bishops reacted to the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade with appreciation for the decision, combined with an emphasis on the long road and important work ahead in terms of support, advocacy, and dialogue with abortion supporters.

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Lori: FDA decision on medical abortion puts women’s lives, health at risk

By no longer requiring the abortion drug mifepristone to be picked up in person, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is “merely succumbing to the abortion industry’s pressure to loosen safety standards,” instead of protecting the lives and health of mothers and children as it should do, said the U.S. bishops’ pro-life chairman.

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Leading pro-life bishops: Catholic Church must be prepared if Roe overturned

The Catholic Church must be prepared to act if Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court case that legalized abortion nationwide, is overturned, says the incoming chair of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’  Committee on Pro-Life Activities. “If Roe is overturned, the issue, as I understand it, goes back to the states and the

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Co-consecrators of new Wilmington bishop are joyful about his leadership

WILMINGTON, Del. — Their work for the day behind them, the three bishops who consecrated Bishop William E. Koenig July 13 as the new head of the Diocese of Wilmington headed outside of St. Elizabeth Church to greet old friends in the afternoon sun. Bishop John O. Barres of Rockville

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Gomez: U.S. church offers ‘heartfelt prayers’ for Pope Francis’ recovery

The U.S. Catholic Church continues “to offer our heartfelt prayers and good wishes” for Pope Francis’ recovery, said Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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Baltimore Basilica marks bicentennial with new perpetual adoration chapel

Neither Archbishop John Carroll, the first Catholic bishop in the United States, who started the project to build America’s first cathedral, nor Archbishop Ambrose Maréchal, the third archbishop of Baltimore, who brought it to completion, could have predicted its impact over the centuries, the current archbishop said.

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Dioceses vary in approach to easing, lifting mask mandates

After the Center for Disease Control (CDC) eased mask requirements for vaccinated people last week, Bishop David Zubik of Pittsburgh decided it was important to adopt the guidance in his diocesan churches, but still find a way to accommodate those that are uncomfortable in a general population of mask-less people.

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