- Dec 8, 2019
During the second day of his Supreme Court confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee Sept. 5, U.S. Appeals Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh said his experience serving the homeless with Catholic Charities and tutoring at Washington Jesuit Academy has influenced him as a judge because of the importance of “standing in the shoes of others.”
Jesuit Father Edward Reese offered prayers in both Phoenix and Washington after the death of Senator John McCain.
Retired Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas of Tucson praised Arizona Sen. John S. McCain, who died at age 81 of brain cancer Aug. 25, for his service to the nation.
The U.S. bishops’ conference praised legislative efforts to secure family leave policies, after a Senate bill was introduced that would allow new parents to draw two months of Social Security benefits while they care for their new child.
President Donald Trump has the chance to reshape the Supreme Court by filling the vacancy created by Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement.
The federal government could start shaving the size of its prison populations if the First Step Act becomes law.