Earlier this month a false report that Italian police had arrested the pope amid a Vatican “blackout” was widely shared on the internet.
The resolution highlights the increasing threats to culturally and spiritually significant sites by terrorists and militias, who have at times destroyed religious property and illicitly trafficked artifacts
Weigel argued that Archbishop Gomez releasing a statement on the inauguration was in keeping with the recommendations from the Working Group on Engaging the New Administration created by the bishops at their November 2020 meeting.
People of faith must lead with moral goodness to stave the republic from succumbing to the politics of despair fueling violent civil strife.
EDITORIAL: Sustained and driven by our own faith and convictions, the Catholic faithful of America should now collectively gather alongside Archbishop Gomez in striving for national unity and reconciliation — and in reminding our new president that these laudable goals are attainable only if he is willing to moderate his own political extremism in the crucial areas of life, sexuality and religious liberty.
The bishops’ conference’s Jan. 22 response emphasized Church teaching on abortion and said Catholics cannot support abortion. Their statement also emphasized politicians’ responsibilities to reject a right to abortion.
The Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima will broadcast Mass and prayers during this time.
Catholic groups like the Catholic Benefits Association say their religious-freedom position has been strengthened by a federal injunction against mandatory insurance coverage or medical referrals.