On March 21, leaders of pro-migrant organizations in the U.S., including Kino Border Initiative, Jesuit Refugee Service and the Ignatian Solidarity Network, participated in the ‘We Say Welcome’ bilingual gathering marking three years since Title 42 was invoked in March 2020 by the Trump administration.
At U.S.-Mexico border, migrants’ advocates call for action on U.S. asylum policy
Jewish parents challenge California ban on special education funds at religious schools
Federal law titled the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) grants funding for children with disabilities to receive a free public education appropriate for their needs.
Federal judge’s pending ruling could block abortion drug from nationwide sale
A lawsuit by a coalition of pro-life opponents of the drug mifepristone, the first of two drugs used in a medication or chemical abortion, is demanding the U.S. Food and Drug Administration revoke its approval of the drug.
CRS, USAID help Ethiopia ‘at a time of great need’ amid devastating drought
Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the U.S. bishops’ overseas relief and development agency, launched a five-year program for drought-stricken Ethiopia March 16. Called the Joint Emergency Operation Program (JEOP), it will provide $1.3 billion in humanitarian assistance over five years in support of more than 8.5 million people.
Medically changing person’s sex characteristics to those of opposite sex ‘not morally justified,’ say bishops
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Administrative Committee March 15 approved release of the 14-page statement by the USCCB’s Committee on Doctrine, chaired by Bishop Daniel E. Flores of Brownsville, Texas.
Pro-life groups seek commitments on federal abortion limits from 2024 GOP contenders
A report by the Washington Post said Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America is likely to insist GOP presidential candidates sign a pledge stating that they will back federal legislation banning abortion at a minimum 15 weeks of pregnancy.
Bishop calls ‘reproductive justice’ lecture series with abortion doula ‘scandal,’ ‘unworthy’ of Notre Dame university
The university’s Gender Studies Program is holding an ongoing series titled “Reproductive Justice: Scholarship for Solidarity and Social Change,” which it claims “zooms out from the issue of abortion — and from intractable ‘pro-choice vs. pro-life’ debates — to the wider frame of Reproductive Justice.”
Legendary communist-era priest, Father Blachnicki, was murdered, Polish authorities confirm
On March 14, 2023, Polish authorities said scientific tests and witness interviews in several countries under a European Investigation Order had now confirmed that Father Blachnicki died of poisoning.