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Court rules in favor of employer exemptions to contraceptive coverage

In a 7-2 ruling July 8, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Trump administration rules that give employers more ability to opt out of providing contraceptive coverage in their health plans.
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Cardinal Dolan: Broad criticism of NYPD unfairly tarnishes police officers

Utilizing personal stories from his interactions with the New York Police Department, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan said in a newspaper column that the city's police officers deserve better treatment and broad support on the job.
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New principal named for Mother Mary Lange Catholic School in Baltimore City

Alisha Jordan has been named as the new principal of Mother Mary Lange Catholic School, the first new Catholic school in Baltimore City in nearly 60 years. 
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Concert honoring St. John Paul II centenary available online

An concert honoring the centennial of St. John Paul II's birth is now available online.
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Indiana priest suspended after derogatory remarks about protesters

The bishop of the Diocese of Lafayette, Indiana, has suspended a priest from public ministry after the pastor referred to Black Lives Matters protesters as "maggots and parasites" in a Sunday bulletin.
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Sister Maryla Farfour, I.H.M., taught at St. Agnes School

Sister Maryla Farfour, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, died June 20 in Scranton, Pa. She was 96.
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Sister Aletta Dorothy Donahue, O.S.F., taught in Baltimore Archdiocese

Sister Aletta Dorothy Donahue, who taught at three schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, died June 11 at Assisi House in Aston, Pa. She was 97.
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Sister Anne Dorice DeFebbo, O.S.F., taught nursing in Towson

Sister Anne Dorice DeFebbo, a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 48 years who taught nursing in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, died May 18, a few days before her 73rd birthday, at Assisi House in Aston, Pa.
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Class of 2020 known for adapting to ever-changing landscape

As most graduates will attest, the Class of 2020 will be known for its adaptability during a coronavirus pandemic.
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Father Val Peter, Boys Town’s leader for 20 years, dies

Father Val Peter, who was executive director of Boys Town from 1985 to 2005, died June 30 at age 85. No cause of death was given.
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Monsignor Ratzinger, retired pope’s brother, dies at 96

Msgr. Georg Ratzinger, a musician and retired Pope Benedict XVI's elder brother, died July 1 at the age of 96.
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Sister Carmen Marie D’Adamio, S.S.N.D., served schools from Annapolis to Hagerstown to Towson

School Sister of Notre Dame Carmen Marie D’Adamio, a Baltimore native who helped lead Catholic schools in Annapolis, Catonsville and Hagerstown, died March 22. She was 77.
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