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Capitol address: Scenes from pope’s speech to Congress

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — As Pope Francis spoke to a joint meeting of Congress Sept. 24, the members of the House and Senate vacillated...

Supreme Court upholds execution drug use

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — In another in a series of bitterly divided end-of-term cases, the Supreme Court June 29 upheld the execution protocol used...

Court rules same-sex marriage legal nationwide

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) -- In a landmark ruling, a divided Supreme Court June 26 said same-sex marriage is constitutional nationwide. "The nature of marriage...

Supreme Court upholds health care subsidies in states with federal exchanges

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Writing that "Congress passed the Affordable Care Act to improve health insurance markets, not to destroy them," a 6-3...

5th Circuit says HHS accommodation on mandate not a burden on...

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) -- The religious rights of faith-based entities -- including the dioceses of Fort Worth and Beaumont, Texas, and the University...

Supreme Court lets block on North Carolina ultrasound law stand

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court June 15 left a lower court ruling intact that blocked North Carolina’s law requiring physicians to perform...

Obama thanks Catholic Health Association for support of Affordable Care Act

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — Telling the Catholic Health Association that he was there to say thank you, President Barack Obama June 9 recalled the...

Survey shows increase in Americans who aren’t part of any religion...

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — A major study of the religious landscape of the United States shows a continuing decline in the number of people...

Bishops call for dismantling U.S. immigrant detention system — ‘Goes against...

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — A scathing new report on the conditions under which immigrants are detained concludes with the U.S. bishops’ recommendation that the...

Mercy Sister Mary Ann Walsh, Vatican correspondent, church spokeswoman, dies

Catholic News Service ALBANY, N.Y. — Mercy Sister Mary Ann Walsh, who went from hometown schoolteacher to Vatican correspondent, lived out her drive to be...

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