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Justice Clarence Thomas credits Catholic nuns’ anti-racist example

Sep 18, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Catholic nuns and his grandparents’ example helped instill in Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas the belief that all people were... Read more

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Supreme Court rejects California county’s continued ban on indoor worship

Feb 27, 2021

By CNA Staff

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a California county’s continued ban on indoor worship services due to the coronavirus pandemic,... Read more

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Supreme Court rebukes California's strict coronavirus rules for churches

Feb 6, 2021

California’s strict coronavirus rules banning indoor worship were blocked and revised by a U.S. Supreme Court injunction late Friday night,... Read more

Judge Amy Coney Barrett.

Senate Judiciary Committee advances Amy Coney Barrett to full Senate vote

Oct 22, 2020

By Matt Hadro

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted on Thursday to advance the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, setting... Read more

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'Roe' abortion decision could still be overturned at SCOTUS, law professor says

Jul 7, 2020

By Kevin J. Jones

Even after the U.S. Supreme Court's overturned a Louisiana law regulating abortion clinics, one law professor says that longstanding abortion... Read more

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US Catholic bishops: Supreme Court has 'redefined' the meaning of 'sex'

Jun 15, 2020

The president of the U.S. bishops’ conference on Monday lamented the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in a case that considered... Read more

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Bishops oppose 'public charge' rule change as Supreme Court lifts injunction

Jan 29, 2020

In August 2019, the Trump administration announced changes to how a person is determined to be a “public charge,” someone primarily... Read more

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Supreme Court denies appeal against Kentucky ultrasound law

Dec 9, 2019

The Ultrasound Informed Consent Act requires abortion doctors to present and describe an ultrasound image of an unborn child to a mother... Read more

Archishop Wilton Gregory of Washington with Archbishop Timothy Broglio and Bishop Michael Burbidge at the Red Mass, Oct. 6, 2019.

Red Mass opens Supreme Court term with religious liberty and abortion on the docket

Oct 7, 2019

By Matt Hadro

The annual Solemn Mass of the Holy Spirit at St. Matthew’s Cathedral in Washington, D.C. is celebrated at the beginning... Read more

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Gender identity protections good for the economy, companies tell SCOTUS

Jul 2, 2019

More than 200 businesses have asked the Supreme Court to recognize anti-discrimination protections on the basis of gender identity and... Read more

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Supreme Court rejects case on abortion by dismemberment

Jun 28, 2019

The Supreme Court announced on Friday that it will not hear a case regarding an Alabama law banning abortions by... Read more

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Analysis: Which state pro-life laws could arrive at the Supreme Court

May 16, 2019

With a Supreme Court considered favorable to the pro-life cause and a total of more than 100 Trump nominees in... Read more

Doctor reading test results of pregnant woman by ultrasound.

State abortion battles continue in Rhode Island, Michigan, Alabama

May 14, 2019

Several states are considering new abortion measures, as the nation-wide trend of legislatures passing new laws to restrict or entrench... Read more

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Supreme Court rejects Ohio Christian school discrimination case

May 13, 2019

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from an Ohio Christian school that claimed it was singled... Read more

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Alabama bill to send abortion doctors to jail sets up Supreme Court fight

May 3, 2019

The Human Life Protection Act would mean doctors who perform abortion could face years in prison.  Read more

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SCOTUS ruling shows divide over ‘permissible’ suffering in executions

Apr 1, 2019

The Supreme Court issued a decision Monday denying the appeal of a Missouri death row inmate who argued that execution... Read more

Texas bishops praise delayed execution of prisoner denied Buddhist chaplain

Mar 29, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops praised the Supreme Court’s decision to delay the execution of Patrick Murphy, a Buddhist... Read more

Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Building in downtown Washington, DC.

DeVos allows religious groups to provide educational services

Mar 13, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

The Department of Education will no longer enforce a provision that forbids religious organizations from providing federally-funded educational services to... Read more

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Supreme Court hears arguments in ‘Peace Cross’ case

Feb 27, 2019

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in the case Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission v. American Humanist Association,... Read more

Doctor reading test results of pregnant woman by ultrasound.

Pro-choice and pro-life majorities want more abortion restrictions, poll shows

Jan 15, 2019

The poll found that overwhelming majorities of people, even those who identify as “pro-choice” in theory, support major restrictions on... Read more