Supreme Court stops citizenship question in census, for now

The Supreme Court, for now, blocked the Trump administration's added citizenship question to the 2020 census, sending the case back to a lower court.
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Historic cross on public property can stay, Supreme Court rules

In a 7-2 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of preserving a historic cross-shaped memorial in Bladensburg, Maryland saying the cross did not endorse religion.
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Bishops’ actions at spring meeting called a ‘work in progress’

The gathering of U.S. bishops June 11-13 in Baltimore was anything but business as usual.
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Bishops vote to revise U.S. catechism’s capital punishment section

The U.S. bishops voted June 13 to revise what the U.S. church teaches its adult members about the death penalty in a passage on the issue in the U.S. Catechism for Adults.
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Catholic Church should focus on getting ‘nones’ back, Bishop Barron says

Although the U.S. bishops' spring assembly in Baltimore was mostly devoted to responding to the sexual abuse crisis in the church, the bishops also considered something described as the second-most important issue currently facing U.S. church leaders: How to get religiously unaffiliated, or "nones," particularly young people, back to the Catholic Church.
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Bishops may revise U.S. catechism to update capital punishment stance

During their June 11-13 meeting in Baltimore, the U.S. bishops are looking at what the U.S. church teaches its adult members about the death penalty and they will vote about adding a revised passage to the U.S. Catechism for Adults about this.
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Supreme Court allows fetal burials, rejects abortion limits in Indiana

The U.S. Supreme Court weighed in on two different aspects of Indiana abortion laws May 28.
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College graduates urged, implored to change the world

College graduations often include an encouraging push by commencement speakers for graduates to go out and make a difference in the world. This year's ceremonies at Catholic colleges and universities around the country were no different, but there may have been a little more urgency in the advice.
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Washington’s new archbishop urges renewed faith amid recent challenges

During his installation ceremony as the new archbishop of Washington, Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory acknowledged the struggles that have recently impacted the Catholic Church and urged Catholic leaders and laity not to lose faith.
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Catholic officials call for prayer, action after Colorado shooting

Catholic leaders are calling for prayer and action in response to the May 7 school shooting inside a charter school near Denver. One teenager died and eight other students were wounded.
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Benefit concert for Notre Dame Cathedral to end with Resurrection piece

An organist from Notre Dame Cathedral -- performing an April 26 benefit concert in Washington for the reconstruction of the iconic Parisian church -- will end his program, fittingly, with a piece about Christ's resurrection.
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Catholic officials want apology for ‘disgraceful’ Saturday Night Live skit

The initial groans from the audience during a "Saturday Night Live" skit when comedian Pete Davidson likened people who "support the Catholic Church" to R. Kelly fans were just a taste of the reaction this skit would receive from some Catholic officials.
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