Biden’s inaugural address calls for Americans to work for unity

Biden’s inaugural address calls for Americans to work for unity

In his inaugural address Jan. 20, President Joe Biden said he is committed with his “whole soul” to bring this country together. He pleaded with Americans — having come through a bitter election, a time of racial reckoning, and still in the midst of a deadly pandemic — to similarly take up this cause.

USCCB president prays God grants Biden ‘wisdom, courage’ to lead nation

USCCB president prays God grants Biden ‘wisdom, courage’ to lead nation

As Joe Biden prepared to be inaugurated as the 46th U.S. president, Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, expressed hope the incoming administration “will work with the church and others of goodwill” to “address the complicated cultural and economic factors that are driving abortion and discouraging families.”

Answers to key ethical questions about COVID-19 vaccines

Answers to key ethical questions about COVID-19 vaccines

By the Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities | United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Editor’s note: The following material comes from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities. It is reprinted here with permission. The...
Lisa Montgomery put to death after Supreme Court reversal

Lisa Montgomery put to death after Supreme Court reversal

By Carol Zimmermann | Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — After a flurry of court decisions, the Supreme Court reversed a pair of rulings from federal appeals courts that had put death-row inmate Lisa Montgomery’s execution on hold, and it denied two...
Pelosi references Epiphany and St. Francis as House confirms Biden win

Pelosi references Epiphany and St. Francis as House confirms Biden win

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi referenced the Epiphany, St. Francis of Assisi, and also uttered a prayer as the House of Representatives reconvened the night of Jan. 6 to confirm the Electoral College win of President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. in the November presidential election. The count had been interrupted by hundreds of marauders who breached the Capitol that afternoon, bringing the count to a halt.

Seeking the face of God? Look around you

Seeking the face of God? Look around you

By Mike Nelson | Catholic News Service How many of you, when asked, “How are you doing?”, have replied, “I’m just waiting for this year to end”? We have experienced in 2020 a pandemic like none we have ever seen, political turmoil like...
All Souls’ Day 2020 is poignant reminder of COVID-19

All Souls’ Day 2020 is poignant reminder of COVID-19

By Carol Zimmermann Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The feast of All Souls’ Day, when Catholics remember and pray for the dead, has weighted significance this year when so many have died of COVID-19 and the pandemic’s restrictions have...
All Saints’ Day: History and traditions

All Saints’ Day: History and traditions

By Paul Senz | Catholic News Service The author of the Letter to the Hebrews wrote, “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us rid ourselves of every burden and sin that clings to us and persevere in running the race that lies...
In difficult times, hope sustains us

In difficult times, hope sustains us

By Father Richard G. Malloy, S.J. | Catholic News Service “Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope” (1 Pt 3:15). Six Jesuits in our province infirmary in Philadelphia died from the coronavirus early on in...

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