Papal nuncio urges U.S. bishops to restore trust, bring about reform

At the start of the annual fall meeting of the U.S. bishops in Baltimore, Archbishop Christophe Pierre encouraged the U.S. bishops to work hard together to restore trust and bring about church reform amid the current crisis in the church.
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Kavanaugh could be deciding vote in Supreme Court death penalty case

The latest death penalty case to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court was not about if a death-row prisoner should be executed, but how.
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Newspapers examine U.S. bishops’ responses to abuse allegations

The Boston Globe and the Philadelphia Inquirer newspapers teamed up for an article published in both daily papers Nov. 4 that examined ways it said the U.S. bishops have failed to police themselves even since their 2002 gathering in Dallas about clergy sex abuse when they "promised that the church's days of concealment and inaction...
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High court to consider if 40-foot-cross war memorial endorses religion

The Supreme Court announced Nov. 2 that it would hear oral arguments this term to consider if a 40-foot cross in Maryland endorses religion or is simply a secular memorial.
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America editorial asks Kavanaugh nomination be withdrawn; others stand by nominee

After the daylong Senate Judiciary Committee hearings Sept. 27 on a claim of sexual assault made against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, America magazine published an online editorial reversing its former stance on the nominee.
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President Trump picks Judge Brett Kavanaugh as Supreme Court Nominee

The nominee said if he is chosen to be on the Supreme Court he would "keep an open mind in every case."
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Another busy year ends for Supreme Court with all eyes on next term

Before all attention shifts to the next session, there is still plenty to review from the court's term that just ended.
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Justice Anthony Kennedy to retire from Supreme Court

Kennedy is one of five Catholic justices on the Supreme Court along with Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Sonia Sotomayor.
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Court upholds travel ban, says directive within president’s scope

In a 5-4 decision June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Donald Trump's travel ban on people entering the U.S. from some Muslim-majority countries, saying the president's action was within his power.
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Supreme Court rules in favor of baker in same-sex wedding cake case

In a 7-2 decision June 4, the Supreme Court sided with a Colorado baker in a case that put anti-discrimination laws up against freedom of speech and freedom of religious expression.
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Meghan Markle’s Catholic school celebrates royal wedding

Royal wedding fever has caught on in many places, but it has a particular soft spot at Immaculate Heart Middle School and High School outside Los Angeles, the school Meghan Markle attended from seventh to 12th grade.
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Trump signs order to give faith groups stronger voice in government

In front of a small crowd of cabinet members and religious leaders at the White House Rose Garden May 3, President Donald Trump announced, and then signed, an executive order giving faith-based groups a stronger voice in the federal government.
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