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

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In Kansas abortion vote, a blow to Catholic bishops' political strategy

"If this is what the bishops are going to do, if this was their plan for a 'post-Roe' world, then Catholics are going to be very disappointed," said one observer of the Catholic hierarchy.

How Christian nationalism paved the way for Jan. 6

Former President Donald Trump seemed to frame himself as leading an existential fight against liberal foes, defending America from an attack on the Christian faith.

Colorado bishops ask lawmakers to refrain from Communion over abortion vote

Catholic bishops from Colorado asked Catholic lawmakers who voted in favor of abortion rights legislation earlier this year to "voluntarily refrain from Holy Communion," according to an open letter signed June 6 and provided to Religion News Service.

Speaker Pelosi now barred from Communion in at least four dioceses

Since San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone barred House Speaker Nancy Pelosi from receiving the Eucharist in his jurisdiction on May 20, three other bishops from the conservative wing of the U.S. Catholic Church have followed, citing her support for abortion rights as cause to invalidate her right to the sacrament.

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