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Texas abortion law stays in place; ban on late-term abortions rejected

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- In a 5-4 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Nov. 19 to allow Texas to continue enforcing abortion restrictions.


New El Paso bishop sees a diocese 'deeply committed to Catholic faith'

EL PASO, Texas (CNS) -- Bishop Mark J. Seitz promised to lead his flock into a new century characterized by the new evangelization as he was installed as bishop of the nearly 100-year-old Diocese of El Paso.


Supreme Court decision on marriage: 'Tragic day for marriage and our nation,' state U.S. Bishops

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Supreme Court decisions June 26 striking down part of the Defense of Marriage Act and refusing to rule on the merits of a challenge to California’s Proposition 8 mark a “tragic day for marriage and our nation,” said Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco, chair of the U.S. bishops’ Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage.