Archbishop Cordileone says no Catholic ‘in good conscience’ can favor abortion

When they vote, Catholics must weigh many issues of very grave moral consequence "in good conscience," but "no Catholic in good conscience can favor abortion," San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone said Jan. 21.

Ethiopian church delegation: Massive damage, looting in Adigrat Diocese

Massive damage and looting has occurred in Adigrat, a diocese in Ethiopia's semi-autonomous region of Tigray, where the government launched a military offensive nearly two months ago, reported a delegation from the Ethiopian bishops' conference.

Home run king Hank Aaron overcame racism to excel on and off the field

Hank Aaron, who was baseball's home run king for 33 years, overcame racism to make his mark in the game he loved. Aaron died Jan. 22 at age 86.

Cardinal Czerny outlines role of ‘Fratelli Tutti’ in consecrated life

Even though Pope Francis' encyclical "Fratelli Tutti" is not aimed specifically at vowed religious, those in religious life can link its themes to the Second Vatican Council, a leading Vatican official told the Conference of Major Superiors of Men.

Former Vatican bank president sentenced for embezzlement

A former president of the Vatican bank and his lawyer were found guilty of money laundering and embezzling millions of euros from property sales.

Fauci says Biden expected to overturn ‘Mexico City policy’ in ‘coming days’

Dr. Anthony Fauci told the World Health Organization's executive board Jan. 21 that "in the coming days," President Joe Biden will revoke the so-called "Mexico City policy," which blocks U.S. funding of foreign nongovernmental organizations that perform and promote abortion as a form of family planning.

Bishops welcome Biden executive order that strengthens DACA program

Two leaders of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops applauded President Joe Biden's Inauguration Day executive action ordering the federal government to keep in place and strengthen the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Prayer, witness for life, even if virtual this year, seen as important as ever

Even though "peaceful prayer and witness" will take place in a different format due to the ongoing pandemic, it "must and will continue this year" to mark the 48th anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion, said the chairman of the U.S. bishops' pro-life committee.

Star NFL quarterback announces retirement on feast of athletes’ patron saint

After 17 seasons in the NFL, quarterback Philip Rivers will begin his next career as head football coach at St. Michael Catholic High School in Fairhope in the Mobile Archdiocese.

Masses, prayers for uniting country help set tone for Inauguration Day

The soon-to-be 46th president of the United States along with fellow Catholics and other people of goodwill began the latest chapter in the nation's political history with a Mass ahead of the presidential inauguration.