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Elementary schools throughout the archdiocese will host an archdiocesan-wide open house event, “Touring Tuesday,” from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb 3. The event is rescheduled from Jan. 27 due to inclement weather conditions on that day. more
At a House leadership news conference Jan. 27, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California announced a list of bills to combat human trafficking that he expected would pass the House of Representatives by week’s end. more
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to review the use of lethal injections in carrying out executions is a welcome move, said the chairmen of two U.S. bishops’ committees. more
After members of the U.S. House scuttled plans Jan. 22 to vote on a measure to prohibit abortion after 20 weeks, they passed a bill to restrict taxpayer funding of abortion. more
On a chilly and cloudy morning on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., crowds gathered Jan. 22 for the annual March for Life, this year marking the 42nd anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion virtually on demand. more
The president of the U.S. bishops’ conference Jan. 22 exhorted the thousands of Catholics at the closing Mass for the National Prayer Vigil for Life to be “ambassadors for life.” more
Former U.S. ambassador Robert E. White, who put his diplomatic career on the line to get answers to the 1980 murders of four U.S. churchwomen in El Salvador, died of cancer at a hospice in Arlington, Va. Jan. 13. He was 88 years old. more
Pope Francis said his September trip to the U.S. will take him to Philadelphia, New York and Washington, D.C., where he intends to canonize Blessed Junipero Serra—but probably no other stops. more
Commenting on recent killings by Islamist terrorists at a Paris newspaper, Pope Francis condemned killing in the name of God, but said freedom of expression should be limited by respect for religion and that mockery of faith can be expected to provoke violence. more
Although it was not called a welcoming ceremony, Pope Francis was greeted by government and Church officials and an exuberant crowd Jan. 15 at Manila’s Villamor Air Base. more
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