Catholic bishops in Colorado have asked state politicians who voted in favor of abortion rights legislation to refrain from presenting themselves for Holy Communion in a June 6 open letter.
A second painting of Jesus and his mother, Mary, in which Jesus is widely thought to be depicted as George Floyd, has been stolen from the walls of the Catholic University of America’s law school.
The prelate who oversees Catholics in the U.S. military issued a statement Tuesday supporting service members who have refused to get vaccinated against COVID-19 on religious grounds.
“We did a lot for the Catholic vote,” the former president said on a call announcing the launch of a new national faith advisory board. “So we’ll have to talk to them. We’re gonna have to meet with the Catholics.”
Researchers highlighted the importance of faith-based overtures when it came to getting religious people vaccinated, particularly within communities of color.
Bishop denounces ‘Doctrine of Discovery,’ used to justify abuse of Indigenous peoples, and suggests Pope Francis do the same
The Catholic bishop of Syracuse, New York, is speaking out against the Doctrine of Discovery and revealing plans to ask Pope Francis to repudiate theological teachings used for centuries to justify the subjugation of Indigenous peoples.
The statement was announced minutes after clerics voted to draft a document on Communion following debate that discussed whether or not to deny the Eucharist to Catholic politicians who back abortion rights.
There is hope for public health officials angling to push people toward vaccine acceptance through faith-based campaigns and messages.
Archbishop John Wester, Bishop John Stowe and other Catholic leaders declared, “We, Bishops, religious and lay leaders of the Roman Catholic Church join with the Human Rights Campaign in calling for an end to the epidemic of violence against transgender individuals.”
The archdiocese insists the decision is informed by guidance from the Vatican and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, although those institutions have not yet issued statements discouraging use of the new Johnson & Johnson vaccine.