US Politics

The 55-year-old first-term Democratic senator, whose name means “lotus” in the Sanskrit language, identifies as a Baptist as an adult and brought another faith into her life in 2014 when she married Douglas Emhoff, a Jewish attorney.
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Joseph J. Dunn August 10, 2020
A federal court recently ruled that access to a “foundational level of literacy” is a basic right. That could spur new reforms to public education, as well as new school-choice options.
Catholic News Service August 06, 2020
The latest letter is the most recent attempt by church leaders to convince Congress to support families who choose to send their children to nonpublic schools.
A locked fence is seen at a Catholic school. The Archdiocese of Newark, N.J., announced Aug. 4, 2020, it was permanently closing eight schools due to the economic hit caused by the coronavirus pandemic. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)
Catholic News Service August 06, 2020
"I recognize that this news is profoundly painful for our students and their families, teachers and principals, school communities, and those who support Catholic education, as well as for our archdiocesan community," said Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin of Newark.
A law enforcement officer is seen outside of the North Brunswick, New Jersey, home of federal Judge Esther Salas, where her son was shot and killed and her defense attorney husband was critically injured July 19, 2020. Salas spoke publicly about the tragedy for the first time Aug. 3. (CNS photo/Eduardo Munoz, Reuters)
Lawyer Roy Den Hollander, who later committed suicide, has been identified as the shooter. Hollander has described himself as "anti-feminist." Mark Anderl, the judge's husband, remains in the hospital.
A woman waits in line at Catholic Charities' Spanish Catholic Center parking lot in Washington July 15, 2020, to pick up free food supplies. Catholic Charities USA agencies have provided nearly $400 million in assistance during the first four months of the coronavirus pandemic. (CNS photo/Chaz Muth)
Catholic Charities agencies nationwide have provided nearly $400 million in emergency aid and services since March in response to the pandemic-induced economic recession.