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U.S. bishops praise court’s Hobby Lobby ruling, but say fight continues

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court’s June 30 ruling that certain businesses, based on their religious objections, can be exempted from a government...

Supreme Court strikes down ‘buffer zones’ at abortion clinics

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — In a June 26 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that 35-foot buffer zones around abortion clinics, meant to...

Bishops vote to continue religious liberty work three more years

Catholic News Service NEW ORLEANS — The U.S. Catholic bishops June 11 unanimously approved by voice vote a three-year extension of the Ad Hoc Committee...

Memorial Day: Veterans remember the fallen every day

Catholic News Service Memorial Day, the traditional kickoff of summer marked by family getaways, cookouts, picnics and parades, also includes somber events the day was...

Supreme Court supports prayers at civic meetings

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled May 5 that prayers said before town council meetings in Greece, N.Y., do not violate the...

Catholic Charities agencies helping storm-damaged southern U.S.

Catholic News Service Catholic Charities agencies were on the ground assessing damage after a series of storms with deadly tornadoes and massive floods swept through...

U.S. bishops release resource guide on Girl Scouts for Catholic parishes

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — Responding to concerns about Catholic involvement with Girl Scouts, a U.S. bishops’ committee released key points from its dialogue with...

Supreme Court hears arguments in companies’ challenge to health-care mandate

WASHINGTON — Oral arguments in two cases before the U.S. Supreme Court March 25 focused on whether for-profit corporations have religious grounds to object...

Research report: Pope’s popularity hasn’t boosted church attendance

Catholic News Service Pope Francis’ popularity began immediately after his March 13, 2013, election when he walked onto the balcony and humbly greeted the crowd...

‘No sacrifice too great’ for pro-life cause, says March leader

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — The polar vortex couldn't chill the ardor of thousands of participants who demonstrated their determination to continue speaking out against...

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