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The former secretary to a saint and the oldest member of the College of Cardinals died May 26 at the age of 100. more
In a May 23 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court said Georgia prosecutors violated the Constitution in a death penalty case nearly two decades ago by excluding prospective black jurors from the trial. more
Daisy Jefferson called it a “real blessing.’’ Dressed in white, the 91-year-old was baptized, confirmed and received first Communion at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Harlem as the … more
The U.S. Supreme Court in orders issued May 23 remanded two Catholic entities’ legal challenges to the federal contraceptive mandate back to the lower courts. more
The U.S. House May 16 unanimously passed the Frank Wolf International Religious Freedom Act, giving the Obama administration and the U.S. State Department new resources to combat what the bill’s bipartisan supporters say is “a worldwide escalation” of Christian persecution and anti-Semitism. more
A relic of St. Anthony of Padua will tour five churches in the archdiocese to celebrate the Feast of St. Anthony of Padua in June. more
True happiness exists in the love of faith, family and fresh guacamole, comedian Jim Gaffigan and his wife and writing partner, Jeannie, told more than 1,700 graduates of the Class of 2016 during The Catholic University of America’s 127th annual commencement on May 14. more
The South Carolina Legislature passed a bill that makes abortion illegal at 20 weeks of pregnancy or later. more
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin confirmed that Pope Francis, or his successor, will visit Ireland in 2018 for the World Meeting of Families. more
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley May 12 signed into law a bill to protect unborn children from dismemberment abortions, a measure that “is starting to transform the debate about abortion policy in the United States,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life. more
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