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Carol Zimmermann - Catholic News Service June 30, 2020
Sister Helen Prejean, a long-time advocate of abolishing the death penalty, has said that the Supreme Court has "abdicated its legal and moral responsibilities" in allowing executions to proceed in various cases.
People hold signs outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington Jan. 22, 2020, ahead of oral arguments in a case from Montana on religious rights and school choice. The court is examining if states should give aid, in the form of tax credits, to private religious schools. (CNS photo/Sarah Silbiger, Reuters)
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Carol Zimmermann - Catholic News Service June 30, 2020
The court upheld a Montana scholarship program that allows state tax credits for private schooling.
Pro-life activists gather outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington June 29, 2020. (CNS photo/Carlos Barria, Reuters)
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Carol Zimmermann - Catholic News Service June 29, 2020
The court's abortion ruling continues 'cruel precedent,' said Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee for Pro-Life Activities.
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Carol Zimmermann - Catholic News Service June 17, 2020
The U.S. Supreme Court granted a last-minute stay of execution for Texas death-row inmate Ruben Gutierrez June 16, saying the state prison officials need to reexamine their rule that bans clergy from being with prisoners to the execution chamber.
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Carol Zimmermann - Catholic News Service June 05, 2020
In a virtual talk, Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, urged graduates of her alma mater-the Immaculate Heart of Mary High School in Los Angeles-to work to "rebuild" the country in the wake of the protests over George Floyd's death.
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Carol Zimmermann - Catholic News Service June 01, 2020
The church had argued that California Gov. Gavin Newsom's reopening orders violated the Constitution because they placed fewer restrictions on some secular businesses than they did on houses of worship.
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Carol Zimmermann - Catholic News Service May 21, 2020
Catholic advocates against the death penalty have assailed the state of Missouri for proceeding with the first execution to occur during the pandemic, despite the efforts to stop it.
The statues in St Vincent's Circle on DePaul University's Chicago campus are decorated with protective face masks April 30, 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic. School officials say extreme caution tops the checklists for Catholic colleges throughout the U.S. to reopen in the fall. (DePaul University/Jeff Carrion)
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Carol Zimmermann - Catholic News Service May 19, 2020
The Chronicle of Higher Education reported May 18 that 68% of 600 colleges and universities were planning to reopen with in-person education in the fall, while 10% were waiting to decide. An online format was the choice for 7% of schools.
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Carol Zimmermann - Catholic News Service May 14, 2020
In April, when many college leaders realized typical graduation ceremonies would not be feasible, they reached out to their school communities with apologies and an acknowledgement the situation was both unusual and very unpredictable.
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Carol Zimmermann - Catholic News Service May 12, 2020
In this case, the court is asked to determine if the fired teachers fell under the "ministers" category and were therefore exempt from job discrimination protections.