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Supreme Court says federal law protects L.G.B.T. workers from discrimination

The decision was for two consolidated cases about fired gay employees and a separate case concerning a fired transgender worker who had sued for employment discrimination after being fired. → Read More

Coronavirus prompts some Catholic colleges to halt international programs

Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey, canceled its spring break study abroad program to Italy and several colleges have posted warnings about individual travel during the break on their websites. → Read More

Coronavirus cases from R.I. Catholic school trip closes building for week

On March 1, a man in his 40s who was on the February school trip and has not been identified as a member of the school's faculty or a chaperone, was the first Rhode Islander said to have a strain of the virus. → Read More

Appeals court says Catholic university not obligated to allow unionizing

The university argued in December 2018 that the National Labor Relations Act, when read in light of the religious freedom clause of the First Amendment, does not authorize the labor board to exercise jurisdiction in this matter. → Read More

President Trump issues new guidance on prayer in public schools

In a separate proposed rule, the administration aims to protect the rights of religious student groups at public universities, giving them equal treatment with secular student groups. → Read More

CNN settles lawsuit with Covington Catholic student from viral video

The amount of the CNN settlement was not made public during a hearing at the federal courthouse in Covington, Kentucky. → Read More

Court order temporarily allows Trump administration to block Central American migrants

The nonprofit group Hope Border Institute, based in El Paso, Texas, said the court's decision reflects "a disturbing pattern that emerges when the Supreme Court starts using its power, however temporarily, to greenlight Trump's anti-immigrant agenda." → Read More

‘You have to have faith,’ Bahamian resident says of Dorian recovery

"We are extremely mindful of the dire need faced by the community in the Bahamas so devastated by this catastrophic storm." → Read More

El Paso priest after shooting: Faith was there ‘in darkest moments’

He first went to the local hospital and then to the reunification center where he stayed from 1 p.m. Aug. 3 until about 5:30 p.m. the next day. Some slept during the night in the school building, but mostly they just waited, anxious to hear about friends or family members. → Read More

70 Catholics arrested in D.C. protesting U.S. border policy

A few hundred Catholic activists, including dozens of women religious, gathered outside at the foot of the U.S. Capitol July 18 urging politicians to stop its "inhumane treatment" of immigrant children at the border. → Read More

Court overturns conviction of death-row inmate for jury selection bias

The Supreme Court, citing racial bias in the prosecutor's jury selection, overturned the death sentence of a Mississippi African American man who had been tried six times for a quadruple murder charge. → Read More

U.S. bishops may revise catechism to reflect capital punishment stance

The bishops' proposed draft about the death penalty states that "today it is no longer just nor reasonable to apply the death penalty," stressing that it is not needed to protect society and its application is "inequitable and flawed." → Read More

Supreme Court justices defend divergent death penalty views

Although the Supreme Court justices chose not to take up two petitions for review submitted by death-row inmates from Alabama and Tennessee May 13, they didn't do so with a simple one-sentence rejection. → Read More

Catholic officials call for prayer, action after Colorado shooting

Catholic leaders are calling for prayer and action in response to the May 7 school shooting inside a charter school near Denver. One teenager died and eight other students were wounded. → Read More

Supreme Court’s recent actions reveal its death penalty divide

In two recent actions, the U.S. Supreme Court revealed its death penalty decisions are hardly cut and dried. → Read More

Covington Catholic student sues Washington Post for $250 million

The Catholic high school student at the center of an encounter with a Native American tribal leader in Washington filed a $250 million defamation lawsuit Feb. 19 against The Washington Post claiming the newspaper's coverage of the incident was biased. → Read More

Report finds no evidence of racist statements from Covington students

The investigation, conducted by Greater Cincinnati Investigation Inc., which has no connection with the high school or diocese, "demonstrated that our students did not instigate the incident that occurred at the Lincoln Memorial," the bishop said. → Read More

During Arctic blast, Catholic service agencies extend services and hours

In Chicago, temperatures dipped to nearly a record low Jan. 31 at minus 21, with a wind chill of minus 41. → Read More

After initial outrage, claims of racism, clearer details of exchange emerge

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- An exchange between Catholic high school students and a Native American tribal leader in Washington Jan. 18 was vilified on social media the following day, but the immediate accusations the students showed racist behavior have been stepped back as more details of the entire situation have emerged. Many say the incident still needs to be investigated or discussed and others… → Read More

2018 review of the U.S. Supreme Court: Big decisions and bench changes

The Supreme Court's past year will probably be remembered more for the shakeup at the bench than for specific rulings. → Read More