• The Supreme Court, which begins its new term Oct. 5, will be hearing oral arguments by teleconference, just as it did at the end of the last term, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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    A man runs past the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington June 25, 2020.

    A man runs past the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington June 25, 2020. (CNS photo by Al Drago/Reuters)

  • A Catholic archdiocese and two dioceses in three states are assessing damage from what's being referred to as catastrophic flooding caused by Hurricane Sally.

    A home in Mobile, Ala., is seen damaged by Hurricane Sally Sept. 16, 2020.

    A home in Mobile, Ala., is seen damaged by Hurricane Sally Sept. 16, 2020. (CNS photo by Rob Herbst/The Catholic Week)

  • Human beings must change their relationship with nature and view it not as an "object for unscrupulous use and abuse" but as a gift they are charged by God to care for and protect, Pope...

    Pope Francis greets the crowd as he arrives for his general audience in the San Damaso courtyard at the Vatican Sept. 16, 2020.

    Pope Francis greets the crowd as he arrives for his general audience in the San Damaso courtyard at the Vatican Sept. 16, 2020. (CNS photo by Yara Nardi, Reuters)

  • Pope Francis leads his general audience in the San Damaso courtyard at the Vatican Sept. 2, 2020.

    Pope Francis leads his general audience in the San Damaso courtyard at the Vatican Sept. 2, 2020. It was the pope's first public audience with pilgrims in six months. (CNS photo by Paul Haring)

    Sep 05, 2020
  • A group of priests and seminarians in New York pose for a photo on Lake George with Jimmy MacDonald, right, whom they saved from a capsized kayak Aug. 11, 2020.

    A group of priests and seminarians in New York pose for a photo on Lake George with Jimmy MacDonald, right, whom they saved from a capsized kayak Aug. 11, 2020. (CNS photo courtesy Chris Malano via Father Ronald Roberson)

    Sep 03, 2020
  • Pope Francis meets with a group of clergy and laypeople

    Pope Francis meets with a group of clergy and laypeople advising the French bishops' conference on ecological policies and on promoting the teaching in his encyclical, "Laudato Si', On Care for Our Common Home" Sept. 3, 2020. (CNS photo via Vatican Media)

    Sep 03, 2020
  • A woman wearing protective gloves and a mask praying in a nearly empty church

    A woman wearing protective gloves and a mask is pictured in a file photo praying in a nearly empty church church in Bilbao, Spain, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, president of the Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the European Union, said he expects that even after the pandemic, "the number of people who come to church will diminish." (CNS photo by Vincent West, Reuters)

    Sep 03, 2020
  • Archbishop Roberto Gonzalez Nieves gestures

    Archbishop Roberto Gonzalez Nieves of San Juan, Puerto Rico, gestures during an interview with a Catholic News Service reporter in San Juan Oct. 25, 2017. (CNS photo by Bob Roller)

    Sep 02, 2020
  • masked Maronite Father Georges Briedi kisses the hand of Pope Francis as the two men hold a Lebanese flag

    A masked Maronite Father Georges Briedi kisses the hand of Pope Francis as the two men hold a Lebanese flag during the pope's weekly general audience at the Vatican Sept. 2, 2020. (CNS photo by Guglielmo Mangiapane, Reuters)

    Sep 02, 2020

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