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U.S. President Donald Trump is projected on a large video screen as he addresses attendees of the annual March for Life rally in Washington Jan. 19, 2018. His address took place in the Rose Garden at the White House. Trump said Jan. 23, 2020, he plans to attend the annual pro-life march Jan. 24, making him the first sitting president to address the rally in person. (CNS photo/Eric Thayer, Reuters)

Marchers ‘deeply honored’ Trump to address pro-life crowd in person

Pro-life supporters are "deeply honored to welcome" President Donald Trump to the 47th annual March for Life Jan. 24 rally in person, said Jeanne Mancini, March for Life president, in a statement late Jan. 22.

Supreme Court divided about religious schools in scholarship program

During oral arguments Jan. 22 about the constitutionality of excluding religious schools from a scholarship aid program, a divided Supreme Court seemed like it might lean toward finding a way to allow religious schools to participate.

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Pro-life advocates stand outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington Jan. 22, 2020, the anniversary of the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion across the nation. In a survey of 1,237 adults conducted Jan. 7-12 by the Marist Poll at Marist College under the sponsorship of the Knights of Columbus, respondents said they would welcome limiting abortion so that it can be performed only during the first three months of pregnancy. (CNS photo/Sarah Silbiger, Reuters)

Annual poll finds 70% of adults continue to support abortion restrictions

Seven in 10 American adults support "significant" restrictions on abortion, according to a new poll released in advance of the annual March for Life.

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The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington is seen Jan. 31. The court sent a Texas death-row case back to lower courts March 28, saying the inmate's intellectual disability should prevent his execution. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn) See SCOTUS-DEATH-PENALTY-IQ March 29, 2017.

Supreme Court to reexamine contraceptive mandate for religious employers

The Little Sisters of the Poor are once again going to the Supreme Court.The order of women religious who care for the elderly poor have been down this road before, twice defending their right to not comply with the government's health law requiring employers to provide contraceptive coverage in their health plans.

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Pope Francis greets Bishop Joseph E. Strickland of Tyler, Texas, during a meeting with U.S. bishops from Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas during their "ad limina" visits to the Vatican Jan. 20, 2020. Bishop Strickland said he asked Pope Francis about the Vatican investigation into Theodore E. McCarrick and the release of a promised report on how the former cardinal managed to rise through the church ranks. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)

Bishop Strickland says he asked pope about McCarrick report

Bishop Joseph E. Strickland of Tyler, Texas, said he asked Pope Francis about the Vatican investigation into Theodore E. McCarrick and the release of a promised report on how the former cardinal managed to rise through the church ranks.

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A worker removes anti-Semitic graffiti on a shop window in the Belsize Park neighborhood of London. Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster used his New Year message to condemn the graffiti, saying such hatred "shames us all" and can have no place in society. (CNS photo/Aaron Chown, Reuters)

Pope decries ‘barbaric resurgence’ of anti-Semitism

Pope Francis condemned the "barbaric resurgence" of anti-Semitism and criticized the selfish indifference that is creating the conditions for division, populism and hatred.

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Roman Griffin Davis, Taika Waititi and Scarlet Johansson are seen in the movie "Jojo Rabbit." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. The Motion Picture Association rating is PG-13 -- parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.(CNS photo/Fox Searchlight) See MOVIE-REVIEW-JOJO-RABBIT Jan. 16, 2020.

Jojo Rabbit

As with many satires, the makers of "Jojo Rabbit" (Fox Searchlight) don't care much whether an audience likes their film—or understands all of it.

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Pope Francis greets a woman as he meets the disabled during his general audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican Jan. 15, 2020. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See POPE-AUDIENCE-WORD Jan. 15, 2020.

God’s word can never be ‘enchained,’ pope says at audience

A true apostle is one who continues to be a courageous and joyful evangelizer even in the face of persecution and certain death, Pope Francis said.

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Father David Knight celebrates Mass for Poor Clare Sisters Mary Marguerite and Claudia at the Monastery of St. Clare in Memphis, Tenn., Dec. 2, 2019. The monastery closed at the end of the year. (CNS photo/Karen Pulfer Focht) See MEMPHIS-MONASTERY to come.

Poor Clares’ monastery in Tennessee quietly closes; last four nuns move on

As Christmas approached and 2019 came to a close, the last Catholic contemplative monastery in Tennessee quietly closed.

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Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, reads a document before a meeting with U.S. bishops at the congregation at the Vatican Jan. 14, 2020. The cardinal issued a statement that day saying he asked his publisher to remove retired Pope Benedict XVIÕs name as co-author of a new book on priestly celibacy, ÒFrom the Depths of Our Hearts.Ó (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See BENEDICT-SARAH-CELIBACY of Jan. 14, 2020.

Retired pope wants his name removed as co-author of book on celibacy

At the request of retired Pope Benedict XVI, his name will be removed as co-author of a book defending priestly celibacy, said Cardinal Robert Sarah, the Vatican official who coordinated work on the book.

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