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Barrett's Supreme Court nomination gives spotlight to Notre Dame Law School

If Judge Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed to the Supreme Court, she will be the first Notre Dame Law School graduate to sit on the bench of the nation's highest court and the only sitting justice with a law degree not from Harvard or Yale.

Amy Coney Barrett's religion is important but irrelevant

A conservative Catholic, Barrett was nominated to the court by President Donald Trump on Sept. 26 to fill the seat vacated on the death of liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Some who oppose Barrett's appointment argue that her beliefs will influence how she decides cases before the court. 

If Barrett joins, Supreme Court would have six Catholics

Roman Catholics account for a bit more than 20% of the U.S. population, yet they are on track to hold six of the Supreme Court's nine seats now that President Donald Trump has nominated Amy Coney Barrett to fill its vacancy.

Conversion is a daily battle fueled by grace, pope says

Conversion is an ongoing process that relies on God's endless patience and grace, Pope Francis said.

Pope calls for peace, dialogue in Caucasus region

Pope Francis called for the use of dialogue — not weapons — for resolving the problems and conflict escalating in the Caucasus region.

Vatican-China agreement: Secretary Pompeo enters the debate

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — About 10 days before he was expected in Rome, U.S. Secretary...

Don't you wish Trump had picked a Methodist for the Supreme Court?

Distinctly Catholic: Amy Coney Barrett is a kind of cafeteria Catholic that continues to damage the U.S. church, content to let it become an upper-middle-class club for people with conservative sexual ethics.

Backing Biden, John Carr calls out political misuse of bishops' voting guide

John Carr helped write the first voting guide adopted by U.S. bishops in 1975. Not once since then has the longtime bishops' adviser ever publicly said how he intends to vote. Until now.

Biden and Kerry: same faith, same party, different candidates

Commentary: While Kerry calls himself "a believing, practicing Catholic," he chose not to emphasize that in his 2004 presidential campaign. But Biden's faith is an essential part of his 2020 campaign's narrative.

Up-close account of Pell's historic trial raises an uncomfortable question

Book review: Melissa Davey, Guardian Australia's Melbourne bureau chief, spent hours in court 4.3 of the southeastern state of during Pell's trial. Her resulting volume, The Case of George Pell: Reckoning with Child Sexual Abuse by Clergy, is an invaluable resource.