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Pope Francis meets members of Italy’s High Council of the Judiciary at the Paul VI Audience Hall, April 8, 2022.

Pope Francis to judges: Justice recognizes ‘human dignity as sacred and inviolable’

Apr 8, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The pope pointed to the example of Bl. Rosario Livatino, a Catholic judge killed by the mafia. Read more

Rosario Livatino.

Rosario Livatino beatified in Sicily, honored as ‘martyr of justice and faith’

May 9, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Blessed Rosario Livatino, a Catholic judge brutally killed by the mafia in 1990, was beatified Sunday in the Cathedral of... Read more

Professor Amy Coney Barrett. Courtesy of the University of Notre Dame Law School.

Concerns of 'anti-Catholic bigotry' as judicial nominee questioned about faith

Sep 7, 2017

By Matt Hadro

A Catholic nominee to a federal circuit court faced hostile questions about her faith from U.S. senators on Wednesday, prompting... Read more

Judge gavel.

Trump nominee wrote on Catholic judges and the death penalty

May 10, 2017

By Matt Hadro

Among the newly announced federal judges selected by President Donald Trump is a Catholic law professor who once co-wrote a... Read more

Archbishop to public officials: Rely on the Holy Spirit

Oct 3, 2016

By Matt Hadro

Amidst the current environment of “political polarization,” one archbishop exhorted public officials on Sunday not to be discouraged, but to... Read more


'Extreme' judicial appointee confirmed to key court position

Dec 19, 2013

The confirmation of Cornelia “Nina” Pillard to the D.C. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has prompted concerns from critics worried... Read more