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Vatican says it would welcome visit by Trump
Apr 20 2017
If U.S. President Donald Trump requests a meeting with Pope Francis in May, the Vatican will try to make it work, a top Vatican official said.

State legislative session ends with wins for Maryland bishops
Apr 12 2017
Scholarship funding, paid sick leave and the withdrawal of a bill that would have legalized physician-assisted suicide were among the highlights of the legislative session.

New Supreme Court justice says he’s humbled by call to serve high court
Apr 10 2017
Justice Neil Gorsuch said he would be “a faithful servant of the Constitution” and of the laws “of this great nation.”

Supreme Court sends death-row IQ case back to lower courts
Mar 30 2017
The Supreme Court sent a death-row case back to lower courts, saying the inmate’s intellectual disability should prevent his execution.

Health care bill diagnosis: never had input from those who care for sick
Mar 24 2017
Sister Carol Keehan described the bill as a "disgrace, a pro-life disaster, a huge step back, catastrophic for Catholic social teaching."

In talk with top diplomat, bishop stresses church concern for common good
Mar 24 2017
Bishop Cantu said he let Tillerson know “that our only motive is to help build the common good, that we don’t have ulterior motives."

U.S. Catholics asked ‘to accompany’ migrants, refugees seeking better life
Mar 22 2017
The bishops urged Catholics to pray for an end to the root causes of violence and other circumstances forcing families to flee their homeland to find a better life

Famine, worsened by war, threatens South Sudanese, official says
Mar 22 2017
Half of the 5 million people in South Sudan, wrought by civil war, are on the brink of starvation.

Confirmation hearings open for Trump’s Supreme Court nominee
Mar 21 2017
Gorsuch, who attended a Jesuit-run Catholic high school in Maryland, Georgetown Preparatory School, is an Episcopalian.

Trump vows to keep fighting for travel ban blocked again by courts
Mar 18 2017
President Donald Trump, during a campaign rally in Nashville, vowed to fight the latest court ruling blocking his executive order temporarily suspending immigration from six Muslim-majority countries and refugee resettlement all the way to the Supreme Court.