Carol Zimmermann

Catholic News Service

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Supreme Court rules in favor of Catholic agency in foster case

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In a unanimous decision June 17, the Supreme Court said that a Catholic social service agency should not have been excluded from Philadelphia’s foster care program because […]

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Indiana court dismisses ex-Catholic high school teacher’s lawsuit

INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) — An Indiana trial court May 7 dismissed the lawsuit of a former Catholic high school teacher in Indianapolis who said he was fired in 2019 because of […]

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Several Catholic colleges will require COVID vaccinations in fall

WASHINGTON (CNS) — As Catholic colleges grapple with how to reopen in the fall, many are already saying they will require their students to be vaccinated for COVID-19 and some […]

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Catholic educators share unexpected lessons of teaching in pandemic

WASHINGTON (CNS) — No one has to tell Catholic school teachers how different this past year has been. At the start of the pandemic last spring, most Catholic schools adapted […]

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Catholic leaders speak out against violence toward Asian Americans

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In the days following the March 16 shootings in Atlanta that left eight people dead, including six Asian American women, protests and vigils took place around the […]

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Lisa Montgomery put to death after Supreme Court reversal

WASHINGTON (CNS) — After a flurry of court decisions, the Supreme Court reversed a pair of rulings from federal appeals courts that had put death-row inmate Lisa Montgomery’s execution on […]

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Religious issues played big part in 2020 Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (CNS) —The busy year for the Supreme Court had the attention of the Catholic Church from major decisions it announced this past summer to oral arguments this fall around […]

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Administration urged to stop federal executions, recall God’s mercy during Advent

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Federal executions are at odds with Advent as a season “of anticipated redemption” and must be stopped, said the chairmen of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ […]

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In pandemic, Catholic churches turned to technology, creativity, faith

WASHINGTON (CNS) — As the coronavirus pandemic upended normal activities and routines across the United States, Catholic parishes, schools and organizations had to quickly and continuously find ways to adapt. […]

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Alex Trebek dies at 80; ‘Jeopardy!’ host educated in Catholic schools

WASHINGTON (CNS) — When the death of Alex Trebek — beloved longtime host of “Jeopardy!” — was announced, celebrities and fans around the country took to social media to express […]

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Bishops, in virtual meeting, focus on McCarrick report, pandemic, racism

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The first day of the virtual fall assembly of the U.S. Catholic bishops, Nov. 16, included discussion about the Vatican report on Theodore McCarrick, the ongoing pandemic […]

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Senate confirms Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (CNS) — A divided Senate, in a 52-48 vote, confirmed Amy Coney Barrett as a justice for the Supreme Court the evening of Oct. 26. Soon afterward, she was […]