June 17, 2020

Supreme Court stops Texas execution for inmate’s religious liberty

The U.S. Supreme Court granted a last-minute stay of execution for Texas death-row inmate Ruben Gutierrez June 16, saying the state prison officials need to reexamine their rule that bans clergy from being with prisoners to the execution chamber.
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Catholic composer denies claims of sexual misconduct; publisher cuts ties

Catholic composer David Haas denies allegations of sexual misconduct with adult women that led his music publisher, GIA Publications, to suspend its relationship with him.
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Virus hits home for Apostleship of the Sea

“The pandemic has given me a better perspective on the life of seafarers,” Middleton said.
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Hickory centenarian ‘loves’ her job

Like millions out of work and stuck at home by the coronavirus pandemic, Rosina Cascio looks forward to the green light that would signal the return to her job in the St. Ignatius Hickory parish office.
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Christians called to intercede for, not condemn, others, pope says

True believers do not condemn people for their sins or shortcomings but intercede on their behalf with God through prayer, Pope Francis said.
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Today: Wednesday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time

“Take care not to perform righteous deeds in order that people may see them; otherwise, you will have no recompense from your heavenly Father."
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