Pope Francis adds three titles to Catholic litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary

VATICAN CITY (CNA) — Pope Francis has approved the inclusion of three additional invocations in the Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary, also called the Litany of Loreto.


High court rules against Trump administration's plan to end DACA

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WASHINGTON (CNS) — In one of the most anticipated cases of the term, the Supreme Court June 18 ruled against efforts by the Trump administration to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA.


Catholic leaders denounce Texas rule banning chaplains from death chamber

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WASHINGTON (CNS) — Catholic leaders have spoken against the scheduled execution of Texas death-row inmate Ruben Gutierrez June 16 and have denounced the state's rule preventing a chaplain from being with him in the death chamber.