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Milwaukee Archdiocese asks Supreme Court to review cemetery fund ruling

In asking the Supreme Court to review the decision relating to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, Timothy Nixon, an attorney representing the Archdiocese of Milwaukee Cemetery Perpetual Care Trust, said in a news release there are compelling reasons for the court to take up the case.

South Carolinians hope flag’s removal brings racial healing to state

Calls to remove the flag, long a point of controversy, reached a fever pitch after the June 17 shooting of nine people at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston. Dylann Roof, 21, the alleged gunman, posed for photos with the flag and expressed white supremacist views prior to the shootings.

Catholic University exhibit highlights Syriac Christian traditions

Sitting in the May Gallery in the John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library at The Catholic University of America in Washington, one can feel immersed in 19th-century Syriac Christian life.

Hispanics’ growth, cultural diversity present challenge, speaker says

That growth presents a challenge to the Catholic Church to meet the pastoral needs of Hispanics but also to cultivate leaders from that population, he said in a keynote address at a one-day symposium on Hispanic leadership and philanthropy in the 21st-century church.

Presence of Hispanics ‘a blessing’ for church, says professor

With the growing population of Hispanics, the Catholic Church is faced with "an immense task," Boston College theology professor Hosffman Ospino told a San Antonio symposium.

New program helps students with special needs get Catholic education

The Foundation for Inclusive Religious Education of West Virginia is making it possible for all students to have access to an education grounded in the lived Gospel values of the Catholic faith.

Pope’s address to Congress will be broadcast to crowd outside Capitol

Members of the public can watch Pope Francis' historic address on the West Front of the Capitol Sept. 24, House Speaker John Boehner announced July 8.

Dominican-backed Hope House grows new life in a Detroit neighborhood

"It was sort of like going down," Malone said of the neighborhood when he moved there from Maryland in 2008. "People's houses was raggedy. Then they started fixing up."

California assisted suicide bill appears dead for 2015

A group of Southern California Latino Democratic Assembly members broke ranks with their party to oppose the bill, a move assisted suicide advocates attributed to the intervention of the Catholic Church, specifically Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez.

Foundation to award grants to Catholic schools, churches, charities

The Westerman Foundation, based in Edmond, plans to award $1 million in grants to Catholic schools, parishes and charitable organizations and is currently accepting grant applications.