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Carol Zimmermann

Catholic News Service

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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 […]

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Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination spotlights Notre Dame Law School

WASHINGTON (CNS) — If Judge Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed to the Supreme Court, she will be the first Notre Dame Law School graduate to sit on the bench of […]

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Two Catholic women judges top short list as possible Supreme Court nominees

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Two Catholic women judges are on the short list of possible candidates to fill the vacant Supreme Court justice seat after the Sept. 18 death of Justice […]

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Washington Post settles lawsuit with student over viral video coverage

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Washington Post reached a settlement July 24 with the family of Nicholas Sandmann, the Kentucky Catholic high school student who sued the newspaper last year for […]

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U.S. bishops welcome court decision on Catholic schools

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Two U.S. bishops said they welcomed the Supreme Court’s 7-2 ruling July 8 that said California Catholic schools could not be sued for job discrimination in firing […]

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Court says tax credit program can’t exclude religious schools

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In a 5-4 ruling June 30, the Supreme Court said the exclusion of religious schools in Montana’s state scholarship aid program violated the federal Constitution. In the […]

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Court’s abortion ruling continues ‘cruel precedent,’ says bishop

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In a 5-4 decision June 29, the Supreme Court ruled that a Louisiana law requiring that doctors who perform abortions have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals could […]