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Supreme Court rules Florida’s death penalty system unconstitutional

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court Jan. 12 said the state of Florida’s death penalty system is unconstitutional because it allows judges, rather than...

Two bishops call for end to deportation raids

WASHINGTON — Two U.S. bishops have written to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson seeking an end to deportation raids that rounded up more than...

U.S. bishops file brief with high court on behalf of Little...

WASHINGTON — The general counsel for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of...

Sunday Scripture Readings, Jan. 10, 2016

  By Catholic News Service   Jan. 10, The Baptism of the Lord             Cycle C. Readings:             1) Isaiah 42:1-4, 6-7 or Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11             Psalm 29:1-4, 3,...

California bishops regret effort to overturn physician-assisted suicide fails

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Expressing disappointment in a failed effort to secure enough signatures in a referendum attempt on California’s physician-assisted suicide law, the president...

Florida bishops urge governor to stop scheduled execution

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The executive director of the Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops called on Florida Gov. Rick Scott to stop executions in the...

South Sudan bishop says attack on nuns shakes church

Catholic News Service YAMBIO, South Sudan — An attack on religious sisters at a teacher training college in South Sudan has shaken and saddened the...

Pharmacists ask Supreme Court for review of conscience on selling certain...

WASHINGTON — Two pharmacists and a family-owned pharmacy have asked the Supreme Court to review a Washington state law that would force pharmacists to...

Vatican recognition of Palestine goes into effect

VATICAN CITY — A historic agreement signed between the Holy See and Palestine that supports a two-state solution in the Holy Land has gone...

St. Louis area parishes respond to victims of record December flooding

VALLEY PARK, Mo. — At about 8:30 on a chilly morning Dec. 30, Mickey Downing of the Valley Park Fire District went house to...

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