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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More Americans believe in higher power than in God, study says

While the majority of Americans say they believe in a higher power, what they are talking about isn't necessarily God "as described in the Bible."
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U.S. Supreme Court shows some support to Trump’s travel ban

In the last case before the U.S. Supreme Court this session, it seemed the majority of justices might uphold President Donald Trump's travel ban on people from several Muslim-majority countries.
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Catholic leaders react to Trump’s plan to send troops to border

Catholic leaders in Texas criticized President Donald Trump's April 4 announcement that he would be deploying National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border.
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Jim Lackey, longtime CNS editor who embraced old and new media, retires

Greg Erlandson, CNS director and editor-in-chief, said Lackey "kept CNS in the digital game" in recent years and said Lackey was the "model of a Catholic journalist: resilient, generous, dogged (and) faithful."
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Captain of men’s Olympic hockey team played for Catholic schools

Brian Gionta, captain of the U.S. men's Olympic ice hockey team, competed in the 2006 Winter Games and played on three NHL teams, but his skating roots go back to his Catholic high school and college teams.
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