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Napa Institute conference focuses on banning abortion nationwide

At the Napa Institute's 12th annual summer conference, held July 27-31, speakers bemoaned the wider culture as hostile to authentic Catholicism, but celebrated the Supreme Court's recent overturning of Roe v. Wade.

The US bishops allowed a gay woman to become a foster parent. The broader meaning is unclear.

The resolution of Kelly Easter's legal case could signal an opening for single LGBTQ people to foster children through religiously affiliated child welfare agencies.

Bishop's removal of Paulists from Ohio State campus ministry sparks protest

Parishioners, students and alumni of Ohio State University's St. Thomas More Newman Center have called on Bishop Earl Fernandes to reconsider his decision to remove Paulists from their longtime campus ministry assignment.

Texas Catholic Charities CEO removed after planning women's empowerment summit

A clash with Bishop Michael Olson, who raised questions about the event's compatibility with Catholic teaching, doomed the Women's Empow[her]ment Summit, which Catholic Charities Fort Worth had scheduled for April 28.