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This year, let’s help bring others to life

In 1952, a little boy named Leslie was born prematurely in the Midwest. He had brain damage, cerebral palsy and problems so severe with his eyes they had to be removed. His birth mother put him up for adoption. The county asked a local nurse-governess, May Lemke, 52, who had already raised five children of her own, if she would take the child, warning her that he would surely die, and soon.

At national memorial, Cardinal Gregory prays for all who died of COVID-19

Saying the nation "reverently pauses in supplication to remember and to pray for the many thousands of people who have died from the coronavirus during this past year," Washington Cardinal Wilton D. Gregory offered the invocation at a pre-inauguration memorial service Jan. 19 to honor and remember the more than 400,000 Americans who have succumbed to COVID-19.

Salvadoran archbishop refuses to open records on El Mozote massacre

The head of the Archdiocese of San Salvador refused to allow a judge access to church records on one of the largest modern-day massacres in Latin America, saying in a Jan. 17 news conference that he's simply protecting victims.

Catholics in public life, saints to be included in Trump’s new ‘heroes’ garden

Catholics in public life, saints and sainthood candidates, figures from U.S. history, military heroes, leaders in science, politicians and athletes were included in a list of dozens of figures President Donald Trump said will be in a new National Garden of American Heroes he created by executive order Jan. 18.

Sotomayor: 13 executed under Trump administration ‘deserved more’ from court

Although the Supreme Court cleared the way for the execution of Dustin Higgs Jan. 15, two justices made their objections known loud and clear in dissents that called into question the speed of these decisions and even the constitutionality of capital punishment.

Trump signs anti-Semitism bill into law, creating ambassadorial post

President Donald Trump, a week before leaving office, signed into law a bill that elevates to a full ambassadorship the rank of a special envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism.

Joe Scheidler, known as ‘the godfather of pro-life activism,’ dies at 93

Joe Scheidler, founder of the Pro-Life Action League in Chicago and one of the towering figures of the pro-life movement for decades, died of pneumonia Jan. 18 surrounded by his family at his home on Chicago's Northwest Side. He was 93.

‘9 Days for Life’ novena for the protection of human life set for Jan. 21-29

Catholics across the country are invited to take part in the "9 Days for Life" novena Jan. 21-29 for the protection of human life.

Inauguration: End violence, resume civil discourse, respect all life, Dolan says

New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan said he hoped the "renewal and rededication that usually accompanies the inauguration of a new president" also will be a time for violence to subside and civil discourse to resume.

Gomez: As Rev. King urged, meet forces of hate, ignorance ‘with power of love’

In the spirit of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., "we must meet the forces of hate and ignorance with the power of love," the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said in a statement for the Jan. 18 federal observance of the slain civil rights leader's birthday.