Both the number of abortions and the rate of abortion is dropping, according to figures in the "State of Abortion in America" report by the National Right to Life Committee.
Catholic advocacy agencies joined the pushback after Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents at the beginning of the year arrested immigrants, Central American families, who were in the United States illegally.
Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York called on Catholics to participate in a new "9 Days for Life" campaign launched by the U.S. bishops' Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities.
Auxiliary Bishop Eusebio L. Elizondo of Seattle and Bishop Kevin W. Vann of Orange, California, have written Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to end deportation raids.
The general counsel for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the Little Sisters of the Poor.
The annual March for Life will convene on the Washington Monument grounds from the West Front of the Capitol. Refurbishment of the National Mall is the reason.
People who attended a recent forum sponsored by the White House ignored the adage not to speak about religion or politics in public. They focused on ending misconceptions around religion.
Citing strong economic growth, the Federal Reserve voted to raise interest rates last week, but various data points show that growth does not benefit all segments of society.
In response to suggestions made by some Republican presidential candidates in the wake of the terror attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, California, that the United States refuse entry to Muslim refugees or that U.S. mosques be surveillance targets, several religious leaders have rejected the idea.
Pope Francis has named Msgr. Gregory Kelly, a priest of the Diocese of Dallas and vicar for clergy, to be an auxiliary bishop of the diocese.