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Swimmer Katie Ledecky gives shout-out to her grandparents after winning Olympic...

WASHINGTON -- U.S. swimmer Katie Ledecky won the Olympic gold medal July 28 for the women's 1,500-meter freestyle, a new event, on the heels...

Simone Biles’ decisions at Olympics present challenging balance, Catholics say

WASHINGTON — When Simone Biles, described as the world’s greatest gymnast, announced July 27 she would not be competing in a team event with...

Federal court hears Michigan Catholic school’s lawsuit against mask mandate

WASHINGTON — A Catholic school in Lansing, Mich., and two school parents are suing state officials over the state’s requirement that students wear face...

Latest court ruling on DACA must push Congress to act, advocates...

WASHINGTON — Catholic immigration advocates are urging Congress and President Joe Biden to speed up legislation to protect immigrants after a federal judge ruled...

Temporary halt to federal executions seen by activists as starting point

WASHINGTON — Activists who oppose the death penalty said the Justice Department’s temporary stop of federal executions is a step in the right direction,...

Supreme Court rules unanimously in favor of Philadelphia’s Catholic Social Services...

WASHINGTON  -- In a unanimous decision June 17, the Supreme Court said that a Catholic social service agency should not have been excluded from...

Supreme Court’s decision to take up Mississippi abortion case brings issue...

WASHINGTON -- When the Supreme Court decided May 17 to take up a challenge to a Mississippi abortion law, it brought abortion back to...

Pentecost set as date to fully reopen for several United States...

WASHINGTON — Many Catholic dioceses and archdioceses across the country — which closed their parish doors for a time at the start of the...

Electric chair, firing squad added to death penalty methods in South...

WASHINGTON — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster has signed into law a bill requiring death-row inmates to choose between the electric chair or the...

COVID-19 vaccine will be required at several Catholic colleges this fall

WASHINGTON — As Catholic colleges grapple with how to reopen in the fall, many are already saying they will require their students to be...

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