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Federal judge blocks scheduled executions of federal death-row inmates

WASHINGTON — A federal judge Nov. 20 temporarily blocked the executions of four federal death-row inmates scheduled for December and January, saying the lethal...

In health scare, Jeannie Gaffigan relied on combined dose of faith,...

WASHINGTON — Jeannie Gaffigan didn’t initially set out to write a book about having her brain tumor removed. It is a story that pretty much...

U.S. Bishops urged to heed Pope Francis’ call: Listen to and...

BALTIMORE -- The day after the U.S. bishops were encouraged at their Baltimore meeting to bring young people back to the church, they were...

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo closing term as USCCB president, asks bishops to...

BALTIMORE -- In his final address as president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston told his fellow...

Sister Helen Prejean, Catholic leaders urge Texas governor Greg Abbott to...

WASHINGTON — Sister Helen Prejean, Bishop Joe S. Vasquez of Austin, Texas, and the Catholic Mobilizing Network have been joined by celebrities such as...

Msgr. Stephen Rossetti, baseball chaplain, prays for both teams but says...

WASHINGTON -- Like most parish priests, Msgr. Stephen Rossetti celebrates Mass, baptizes babies, gives marriage preparation talks and provides pastoral care that often involves...

Supreme Court agrees to take up Louisiana abortion case this term

WASHINGTON  -- The Supreme Court announced Oct. 4, just three days before it begins its new term, that it will add an abortion case...

Masses, trips, watch parties to mark Cardinal Newman’s canonization

WASHINGTON — Blessed John Henry Newman dedicated much of his life to the combination of faith and intellect at universities. So it is only fitting...

Sister Prejean tells how she ‘woke up’ to injustices nearly 40...

WASHINGTON — Sister Helen Prejean, the well-known advocate for the abolition of the death penalty, was not always doing this work. It came out...

Cokie Roberts, groundbreaking broadcast journalist, author, commentator, dies at 75

WASHINGTON -- Cokie Roberts, a broadcast journalist and political commentator who spoke publicly about her Catholic faith and her admiration for the Sacred Heart...

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