Jack Jenkins is a national reporter for Religion News Service and author of American Prophets (HarperOne, 2021).

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Catholic House Democrats prepare to send bishops 'statement of principles' on Communion vote

A group of Catholic Democrats in the House of Representatives is preparing a "statement of principles" that taps into ongoing debate regarding Communion and politicians who back abortion rights.

What Catholic bishops are actually saying about denying Communion to politicians

Religion News Service asked more than 180 members of the U.S. Catholic bishops' conference their position on denying Communion to Catholic politicians who back the right to an abortion, a practice the church condemns. Few offered a firm yes-or-no answer.

US Bishops try to rein in the Biden administration, but the Vatican is all smiles

Even as President Joe Biden faces mounting pressure from U.S. Catholic bishops for his views on abortion, experts say the president's policy positions on issues from immigration to poverty are likely to find resonance with the Vatican.


Poor People's Campaign, lawmakers unveil sweeping resolution to tackle poverty

Lawmakers and leaders of the faith-based Poor People's Campaign unveiled a sweeping new resolution on May 20 designed to eradicate poverty in the U.S.