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Court says religious schools should not be excluded from tax credit program

The Supreme Court said the exclusion of religious schools in Montana's state scholarship aid program violated the federal Constitution.
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IND alumnae have plenty of memories to cherish

From freshmen being paired with a “big sister” in the junior class to “The Big Game,” the Institute of Notre Dame established dozens of traditions during its 173 years as a Baltimore landmark.
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U.S. Catholic media must inspire unity amid division, pope says

Catholic media outlets in the United States are called to break down barriers that prevent dialogue and honest communication between people and communities, Pope Francis said.
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Archbishop Lori’s official assignments include Monsignor O’Connor to Eastern Vicariate full time

Archbishop William E. Lori announced clergy assignments, including Monsignor Jay O’Connor to Episcopal Vicar to the Eastern Vicariate on a full-time basis.
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Catholic leaders denounce court’s rejection of federal death penalty appeal

When the Supreme Court announced June 29 that it would not hear an appeal by federal death-row inmates challenging the method to be used in their upcoming executions, a longtime advocate against capital punishment said the court "abdicated its legal and moral responsibilities."
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San Francisco archbishop leads prayer, blesses site of toppled Serra statue

Several dozen people joined San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone as he led the rosary June 27 and recited the prayer of St. Michael the Archangel for protection from evil at the site of the now-toppled statue of St. Junipero Serra in the city's Golden Gate Park.
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Supreme Court strikes down Louisiana abortion law

In a 5-4 decision June 29, the Supreme Court ruled that a Louisiana law requiring that doctors who perform abortions have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals could not stand.
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Asylum at the border is ‘effectively over,’ El Paso bishop says

After visiting a group of pregnant migrant women on the Mexico side of the border, Bishop Mark J. Seitz of El Paso, Texas, issued strong words June 25 about the Trump administration's "Remain in Mexico" program and other restrictive immigration measures, saying that turning away those seeking asylum in the U.S. amounts to sending them...
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Movie Review: ‘Irresistible’

The movie's lampooning of both the cynicism underlying our current electoral system and the cultural divide separating the coasts from the heartland will likely amuse most grown-ups.
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Trump’s order on foster care backs partnerships with faith-based agencies

President Donald Trump June 24 called for creating partnerships between state agencies and public, private, faith-based and community organizations "to help keep families together and, when that is not possible, to find children forever families."
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‘Catholic Review Radio’ moving to new station

"Catholic Review Radio," a news and interview show, will debut July 5 on 1160 AM and 103.1 FM WMET.
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A Baltimore landmark, Women’s Industrial Exchange, will live on with Marian House

Marian House will hold virtual meetings with its new Mount Vernon neighbors to generate ideas on how to use the historic building.
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