- Mar 3, 2021
In a 6-3 vote, the Supreme Court Dec. 18 did not give a definitive ruling on President Donald Trump’s order to exclude unauthorized immigrants from the 2020 census for redrawing congressional districts, saying it was too early to do so.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that seven countries will receive an extension for its citizens to remain in the U.S. under the Temporary Protected Status program, known popularly as TPS.
Expressing concern for the doctrinal soundness of some of the lyrics of Catholic hymns now available for use in Catholic liturgies, the U.S. bishops’ doctrine committee in a forthcoming report suggests guidelines for bishops in evaluating hymn lyrics and for selecting hymnals being considered for use in churches.
Experts are divided on the U.S. bishops’ conference decision to create a working group to navigate the relationship with president-elect Joe Biden.
While confusion has arisen in recent days in the media over “the moral permissibility” of using the COVID-19 vaccines just announced by Pfizer Inc. and Moderna, it is not “immoral to be vaccinated with them,” the chairmen of the U.S. bishops’ doctrine and pro-life committees said Nov. 23.
Father Michael J.K. Fuller, a priest of the Diocese of Rockford, Illinois, has been named associate general secretary of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.