Chief Justice Roberts responds to Sen. Schumer’s remarks at court rally

Chief Justice John Roberts, accustomed to writing in-depth opinions on court cases, penned a rare statement March 4 denouncing remarks made earlier that day by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-New York, at a rally outside the Supreme Court.
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A divided court examines Louisiana abortion restrictions

In oral arguments March 4, the Supreme Court justices expressed mixed views about a Louisiana law that requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a local hospital and if the abortion providers have the legal standing to challenge the state law on behalf of their patients.
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High court to examine religious liberty, foster care by same-sex couples

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Feb. 24 that in its next term it will examine if the city of Philadelphia can exclude a Catholic social services agency from the city's foster care program because the agency will not accept same-sex couples as foster parents.
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CRS health official keeps close eye on coronavirus

Suzanne Van Hulle, the global public health expert for Baltimore-based Catholic Relief Services, is paying particularly close attention to the spread of the virus, also called COVID-19, to ensure CRS staff members in Asia are safe.
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Sister who works with Philadelphia homeless attends State of the Union

Mercy Sister Mary Scullion, co-founder and executive director of Project HOME, an organization that helps the homeless in Philadelphia, was one of the many guests who attended the Feb. 4 State of the Union, which she hoped would draw attention to homelessness and inspire federal aid to alleviate it.
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Catholic leaders put local food on the line for Super Bowl matchup

The Super Bowl isn't just about football. For many, it's about the wings, chili, sliders, chips and dips consumed during the game.
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Catholic leaders disappointed by ruling limiting immigrant aid

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Catholic Charities USA and the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, known as CLINIC, expressed disappointment with the Supreme Court's Jan. 27 order allowing the Trump administration to go forward with a new rule meant to limit immigrants' use of government benefit programs.
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Supreme Court divided about religious schools in scholarship program

During oral arguments Jan. 22 about the constitutionality of excluding religious schools from a scholarship aid program, a divided Supreme Court seemed like it might lean toward finding a way to allow religious schools to participate.
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President Trump issues new guidance on prayer in public schools

President Donald Trump announced his administration's new guidance on prayer in public schools during a Jan. 16 event in the Oval Office on National Religious Freedom Day.
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Supreme Court to hear cases of fired Catholic school religion teachers

The Supreme Court will take a deeper dive into laws governing church and state next year when it examines two Catholic school teacher firings.
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In health scare, Jeannie Gaffigan relied on combined dose of faith, humor

The book recounts the unexpected discovery of a pear-sized tumor in Gaffigan's brain in 2017, her three-day journey from learning about its existence (almost by accident) to surgery and a complicated recovery where she was unable to eat or even drink water for six months.
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