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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...

Court allows Trump administration to bar asylum-seekers for now

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court issued an unsigned order late Sept. 11 that will temporarily allow the Trump administration to enforce its new rule...

Beyond prayers, U.S. bishops stress action after deadly shootings in El...

WASHINGTON -- In response to the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, Aug. 3 and 4, several U.S. bishops expressed their...

Reinstatement of federal death penalty met with opposition by Catholic leaders

WASHINGTON -- The July 25 announcement by the Justice Department that it is reinstating the federal death penalty for the first time in 16...

Catholic education is ‘most important thing’ church needs, speaker says

WASHINGTON — The keynote address at an annual conference for Catholic educators embracing classical Catholic education reinforced that what they are doing is important. “If...

Catholic Day of Action for Immigrant Children included songs, speeches and...

WASHINGTON -- A few hundred Catholic activists, including dozens of women religious, gathered outside at the foot of the U.S. Capitol July 18 urging...

Faith is not a trick up this magician’s sleeve

WASHINGTON — For Giancarlo Bernini, a recent graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, things are not always as they appear and that’s...

Retired Justice John Paul Stevens, death penalty opponent, dies at 99

WASHINGTON -- Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, who served on the court for nearly 35 years, died July 16 in Fort Lauderdale,...

Supreme Court to review DACA case in next term

WASHINGTON -- In its next term, the Supreme Court will examine if the Trump administration illegally tried to end a program that protects young...

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