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ORLANDO  |  On April 20, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the non-unanimity death penalty sentencing bill into law. SB 450 eliminates the requirement that a jury unanimously decide to sentence someone to death. The legislation allows a jury, by a vote of 8-4, to recommend a death sentence. This law … Read moreNew bill ‘imposes lowest standard in the nation’ in death penalty cases

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PALM BEACH GARDENS  |  For three years in a row, the Knights of Columbus Blessed Mother Council 13338 at Emmanuel Parish in Delray Beach has contributed $500 checks to Florida Catholic Media’s 18th annual Long Sleeve Relief Drive that aids farmworkers in the state. It was an advertisement in… Read moreKnights’ contribution to Long Sleeve Relief is critical to campaign

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PALM BEACH GARDENS  |  The Catholic Church continues to evolve and improve its response to child abuse. As the Diocese of Palm Beach marks National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April, it is fitting to examine the changes that ensure the safety of children in its care. Read moreDirector: ‘All in this prevention mission together’

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WASHINGTON | As U.S. lawmakers considered a bill to address the looming debt ceiling, Catholic and other Christian activists gathered at Georgetown University to discuss how a nation's budget is a moral document detailing its priorities, advocating care for the poor and vulnerable should ran… Read moreAs Congress nears debt ceiling deal, Georgetown panel highlights Catholic budget priorities

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UVALDE, Texas | One year after the Uvalde mass school shooting, which left 19 students and two teachers dead, officials with Chicago-based Catholic Extension visited the Texas city to renew the organization's solidarity with a community still in the process of healing and announce its financ… Read moreA year after mass shooting, Catholic Extension recommits to ongoing support for Uvalde community

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Ahead of the U.S. bishops' meeting in Orlando, Florida, June 14-16, Bishop Joseph N. Perry said that new investigations by church institutions into their involvement with slavery and Indian boarding schools are "very healthy" and aid a collective examination of conscience. Read moreNew head of USCCB anti-racism committee praises investigations into racist histories, champions Black Catholic saint causes

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BALASORE, India | Government authorities June 4 were working to get rail services back in operation in the district of Balasore after the deadliest train crash in India in decades killed 275 people and injured at least 1,000 June 2. Read morePope prays for Indian train crash victims during Angelus; Indian officials lower death toll to at least 275

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LVIV, Ukraine | Leading forensic experts at the British University of Exeter are collecting evidence and testimonies of Russian war crimes in Ukraine. In the course of their work, they met with Ukrainian religious scholars on May 25 to better prepare for future investigations in the Internat… Read moreUkrainian religious scholars provide advice to British experts collecting evidence of Russian crimes for trial in The Hague