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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 rules in favor of employer exemptions to contraceptive coverage

WASHINGTON (CNS)  In a 7-2 decision July 8, the Supreme Court upheld regulations by the Trump administration giving employers more ability to opt out of providing contraceptive coverage in their […]

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Gomez: Truth of saint’s ministry is his respect, loving care of Indigenous

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez has asked Catholics of the archdiocese to invoke the intercession of St. Junipero Serra “for this nation that he helped […]

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100 years after canonization, Joan of Arc remains a symbol for many

By Clemence Cireau ORLEANS, France (CNS) — This year, the church celebrates the 100th anniversary of the canonization of St. Joan of Arc, a 15th-century peasant who is one of […]

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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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News Briefs: July 12, 2020

Cardinal Dolan: Broad criticism of NYPD unfairly tarnishes police officers NEW YORK (CNS) — Utilizing personal stories from his interactions with the New York Police Department, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan […]

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Federal executions in Indiana said to ‘add violence on top of violence’

INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) — A Department of Justice announcement in mid-June that it would resume federal executions beginning at a federal prison within the Archdiocese of Indianapolis drew words of remorse […]

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Franciscan University to host livestreamed summer conference for youth, adults

STEUBENVILLE, OHIO — Franciscan University of Steubenville will continue its popular Catholic summer conferences for adults and teens with two livestreaming conferences the weekend of July 17-19.  Steubenville Live, a […]

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Msgr. Ratzinger, retired pope’s brother, dies at 96

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Msgr. Georg Ratzinger, a musician and retired Pope Benedict XVI’s elder brother, died July 1 at the age of 96. According to Vatican News, Msgr. Ratzinger […]

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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 […]

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U.S. Catholic media must inspire unity amid division, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Catholic media outlets in the United States are called to break down barriers that prevent dialogue and honest communication between people and communities, Pope Francis said. […]

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Priests are on front lines of COVID-19 as they minister to the sick, dying

By Rick Snizek PROVIDENCE, R.I. (CNS) — Arriving in the early evening at Fatima Hospital, Father Richard Narciso — his anxiety level already raised due to the circumstances — listened […]