Norma McCorvey, the plaintiff "Jane Roe" in the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion virtually on demand, died Feb. 18 at an assisted-living facility in Katy. She was 69
Viewpoint: Three University of Notre Dame students weigh in on El Salvador's proposed legislation to increase penalties for women seeking abortions from eight years up to 50.
Grace on the Margins: Evidence suggests the bishops threw under the bus the needs of immigrants and refugees for the sake of an anti-abortion, anti-LGBT, right-wing religious liberty agenda.
The Field Hospital: Archbishop Cordileone led prayers for a man beaten to death Jan. 5; teachers help save student; mother of four advocates for the terminally ill
NCR Today: A joint letter to Trump and congressional leaders voiced concern for "the refugee, the mother at risk, the unborn child" and others, as well as climate change.
Distinctly Catholic: Amid a divided church and a divided polity, look to Cardinals Blase Cupich and Joseph Tobin to increasingly drive the hierarchy's message in the public square.
The U.S. Supreme Court tackled immigration, abortion, the contraceptive mandate and the death penalty, doing so with one less vote following Justice Antonin Scalia's death in February.
New Texas burial laws: Texas Catholic bishops and the state's Catholic cemeteries are working together on efforts to provide a proper burial for children lost to abortion. Effective Dec. 19, new state regulations from the Department of State Health Services require the interment of the remains of all children who are lost through abortion or miscarriage at a health care facility or abortion clinic.
Gov. John Kasich signed a bill banning abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, but vetoed a bill that would have made abortion illegal when a fetal heartbeat can be detected.
France anti-abortion laws: France will soon create a new crime that will make someone running an anti-abortion website as liable to a lawsuit as a protester blocking the door to an abortion clinic. The new crime, called the “online obstruction of abortion,” won’t be an outright ban, but the law will be so broadly worded that abortion rights activists could sue websites that promote alternatives to ending a pregnancy or discuss abortion's possible psychological effects.