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July 8, 2020 WASHINGTON –The Supreme Court of the United States has issued its decision in the consolidated cases of Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru and St. James School v. Biel. These cases involved the right of Catholic schools, free of government interference, to choose teachers who will teach and model

CNA Staff, Jul 7, 2020 / 10:10 am MT (CNA).- Several U.S. bishops, along with clergy and religious brothers and sisters from around the country, have signed a statement opposing federal executions that are scheduled to resume this month. Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, Bishop William Medley of Owensboro, Kentucky,

CNA Staff, Jul 1, 2020 / 06:43 pm MT (CNA).- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has asked the Trump administration to halt several scheduled executions after the Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from four death row inmates. Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City, head of the

CNA Staff, Jun 29, 2020 / 01:01 pm MT (CNA).- Monday’s Supreme Court decision overturning a Louisiana law holding abortion clinics to the same standards as other surgical centers ‘continues a cruel precedent’, the chair of the US bishops’ pro-life committee reflected. In its June 29 5-4 decision in June

Religious Freedom Week 2020: For the Good of All Civilize It Pray That God would give us the grace to remember the dignity of all and invite others to do the same. Reflect As Catholics, our strong tradition of social teaching compels us to be actively engaged in the building

Religious Freedom Week 2020: For the Good of All Central African Republic Pray That God would show the people of the Central African Republic the way to peace and reconciliation. Reflect The Central African Republic (CAR) is one of the poorest countries in the world. A total of 2.9 million

Religious Freedom Week 2020: For the Good of All Catholic Schools Pray That Catholic schools in our country would be free to teach the truth about God and his creation. Reflect Education is central to the Church’s mission. In fact, one of the Spiritual Works of Mercy is to teach.

CNA Staff, Jun 26, 2020 / 03:00 am MT (CNA).- The head of the National Review Board has called for increased action to fight sex abuse and avoid complacency, following the release this week of a report on sex abuse in the U.S. Catholic Church. “We know that many current

Religious Freedom Week 2020: For the Good of All Border Wall Dispute in the Diocese of Brownsville Pray That the freedom of the local churches on the U.S. southern border will be respected. Reflect Efforts to construct a barrier on the southern border have met resistance from the Catholic Church

Religious Freedom Week 2020: For the Good of All Adoption and Foster Care Pray That children waiting to be placed in a loving home and the caregivers who selflessly serve those children will find strength and support from the Church. Reflect Caring for ‘the orphan’ is a demand of the