Judge Barrett makes no secret of admiring, emulating Justice Scalia

Amy Coney Barrett

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Justice Antonin Scalia, who died more than four years ago, loomed large in President Donald Trump's Sept. 26 announcement of his Supreme Court nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett.

Knights' Respect Life Month novena urges prayer, reflection on cause of life

a woman visits her mother at hospice

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (CNS) — The Knights of Columbus has organized a "Novena for the Cause of Life" to be prayed over the nine days from Oct. 4 to Oct. 12 during the U.S. Catholic Church's annual observance of October as Respect Life Month.

Vatican reaffirms, clarifies Church teachings on end-of-life care

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — With the legalization of assisted suicide and euthanasia in many countries, and questions concerning what is morally permissible regarding end-of-life care, the Vatican’s doctrinal office released a 25-page letter offering “a moral and practical clarification” on the care of vulnerable patients.