Judge John T. Noonan Jr. gives the commencement address in 2009 at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. Noonan, a member of the U.S Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit for 31 years, died April 17 at age 90. (CNS photo/Matt Cashore, University of Notre Dame)
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April 21, 2017
Noonan was a prolific writer, authoring books on topics of concern to the church such as contraception, abortion and religious freedom, as well as legal subjects.
U.S. President Donald Trump signs an executive order titled "Energy Independence" during a on March 28 event at the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters in Washington. (CNS photo/Carlos Barria, Reuters)
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March 29, 2017
Reversing any effort that reduces greenhouse gas pollution endangers the planet and puts the world's most vulnerable people at risk, the advocates said.
Megan Crowley listens as U.S. President Donald Trump addresses a joint session of Congress on Feb. 28 in Washington. . (CNS photo/Jonathan Ernst, Reuters)
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March 01, 2017
The president on Feb. 28 acknowledged Megan Crowley, 20, who has Pompe disease, for her strength and character while living with the inherited disorder.
Bilal Ali, a human rights advocate and organizer with the San Francisco Coalition on Homelessness, participates in a small group session on Feb. 17 at the U.S. Regional World Meeting of Popular Movements in Modesto, Calif. (CNS photo/Dennis Sadowski) 
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February 23, 2017
"The diversity of ideas, it takes us farther," said Bilal Ali, 64, a human rights advocate and organizer.
Bishop Oscar Cantu of Las Cruces, N.M., prays on Nov. 16 during the opening of the 2015 fall general assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Baltimore. (CNS photo/Bob Roller) 
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February 15, 2017
Bishop Cantu's letter comes as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson begins his time as the chief foreign affairs adviser to President Donald Trump.
People gather for a protest at the Arrivals Hall of San Francisco's International Airport after people coming in from Muslim-majority countries were held on Jan. 28 by border control as a result of the new executive memorandum by U.S. President Donald Trump. (CNS photo/Peter Dasilva, EPA) 
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February 06, 2017
In five of the earliest lawsuits against Trump's ban, federal judges blocked the government from denying entry to anyone from the affected countries with a valid visa.
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January 13, 2017
The inauguration of a new president can be a time of hope and renewal for the country, Cardinal Dolan said.
Demonstrators in Washington protest nuclear weapons April 1. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)
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November 23, 2016
The United Nations is preparing to embark on talks to ban nuclear weapons.Negotiations are set to begin in March and are expected to take an indefinite time to complete.The end result is uncertain, but the 123 nations that voted on Oct. 27 for a resolution within the U.N. General Assembly committee
Getting Past Impressions. An Iranian cleric walks next to an anti-U.S. mural in Tehran Nov. 3. (CNS photo/Abedin Taherkenareh, EPA)
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November 18, 2016
"We grew to learn about each other...We grew to see each other as human beings."
President-elect Donald Trump gestures during a Nov. 10 meeting with U.S. President Barack in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (CNS photo/Kevin Lamarque, Reuters)
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November 14, 2016
Catholic advocates say their work will cover issues of religious liberty, human dignity and climate change.