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Carol Zimmermann, Catholic News Service

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Previous court rulings may not clear path for religious symbols

WASHINGTON -- Just before the Supreme Court heard oral arguments about Maryland's Peace Cross -- which pays tribute to fallen World War I soldiers...

Supreme Court blocks death penalty case of inmate with dementia

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is sending a death-row case back to the lower courts to determine if the inmate’s dementia, brought on by...

Maryland memorial cross honoring soldiers under attack as discriminatory in Supreme...

BLADENSBURG, Md. -- The day before the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments about a cement memorial cross in a grassy median strip in...

Covington Catholic High School students exonerated in independent report

WASHINGTON -- An independent investigation into the much-discussed encounter that went viral between Catholic high school students, a Native American tribal leader and members...

This year’s Lent could be just what struggling church needs

WASHINGTON — When Lent begins March 6, U.S. Catholics will likely be more than ready for it. This set-aside time for prayer and reflection —...

Alabama death-row inmate executed without imam present after refusal by U.S....

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court's refusal to allow an imam to be present at a Muslim man's execution Feb. 7 was "unjust treatment" that...

Update: Supreme Court asked to put Louisiana abortion law on hold

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court has temporarily put on hold a state law restricting Louisiana abortion providers. The law, which was set to take...

Louisiana abortion law may depend on Supreme Court

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court received an emergency request in late January to put on hold a Louisiana restriction on abortion providers. The law,...

Diocese for Covington Catholic High School brings in third party to...

WASHINGTON -- Days after the now-famous exchange took place between Covington Catholic High School students and a Native American tribal leader in Washington, the...

Covington Catholic High School closed ‘for physical and death threats via...

WASHINGTON -- An exchange between Catholic high school students and a Native American tribal leader in Washington Jan. 18 was vilified on social media...

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