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  • Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks at the Catholic University of America, in Washington, Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Trying to win forgiveness for pushing a failed immigration overhaul, Rubio is rushing to woo social conservatives ahead of a potential 2016 White House run. While Rubio has consistently held conservative positions on abortion and gay marriage, his emphasis now is an effort to find support among social conservatives who have yet to settle on a favored candidate in the presidential campaign that is in its nascent stages.  (AP Photo)

    Marco Rubio: U.S. at social, moral crossroads

    America is facing an unprecedented social and moral crisis, warned Sen. Marco Rubio during a speech Wednesday at the Catholic University.

  • Jamie Roberts, an assistant basketball coach at Catholic University and former St. Mary's College multi-sport athlete, was killed June 13, 2014 in Kentucky while bicycling across the country in a fundraiser supporting cancer research. (via 4K for Cancer website)

    Jamie Roberts, Catholic U. basketball assistant, killed on cross-country bike ride

    The university says Jamie Roberts was killed Friday in Scott County, Kentucky, when she and another rider were struck by a truck. A group of five cyclists had stopped while Roberts was changing a tire. The other rider who was struck sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

  • Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, who at 56 is one of the younger members of the College of Cardinals, has been at the forefront of the Vatican's sex-abuse scandal reform efforts for decades, to help older clergy who could not fully comprehend the crisis, he said. (andrew harnik/the washington times)

    Archbishop of Manila has been at forefront of sex-abuse scandal reforms

    The United Nations and victims advocates recently have amplified demands for an overhaul of the Vatican's response to its sex abuse scandal, but Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle has been spearheading change for decades.

  • Marty Dowd, tennis coach for Catholic University of America, poses for a photograph, Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Washington. The 77-year-old coach led the Cardinals to the Landmark Conference title and a first-round match Friday against Washington & Lee in the NCAA Division III tennis tournament. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Marty Dowd has Catholic U. tennis in NCAA tournament after 53 years

    The 77-year-old coach with the quick wit and famous sister (Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Maureen Dowd) led the Cardinals to the Landmark Conference title and a first-round match against Washington & Lee on Friday in the NCAA Division III bracket.

  • Marty Dowd, tennis coach for Catholic University of America, watches practice, Thursday, May 8, 2014 in Washington. The 77-year-old coach led the Cardinals to the Landmark Conference title and a first-round match against Washington & Lee in the NCAA Division III bracket. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    In 52nd season, Catholic tennis coach off to NCAAs

    Marty Dowd has been the men's tennis coach at Catholic University for more than a half-century, and he's finally going to the NCAA tournament. He'll arrive with his sense of humor firmly intact.

  • In sister's memory, student raises funds for disabled children

    Catholic University engineering student James Roche hopes to raise money for a disabled children's home in Jamaica, not only for those he met while on a 2013 mission trip but in memory of his sister.

  • ** FILE ** Catholic University President John Garvey (J.M. Eddins Jr./The Washington Times)

    EDITORIAL: Frightened by debate

    Liberals can't stand competition. From their comfortable lofts in ivy-covered towers, left-wing professors sneer at free-market philanthropists eager for a role in the support of higher education. Several disgruntled professors are hectoring the administrators of the Catholic University of America to send back generous donations of $1 million from the Charles Koch Foundation and $500,000 from the Busch Family Foundation. So far, the school is standing firm.

  • Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    HENDERSHOTT: Why are Catholics furious?

    Democrats have always depended on the Catholic vote. The abortion mandate has persuaded many they were duped.

  • Louisville Archbishop Kurtz easily wins election to head U.S. Catholic group

    The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' election of a middle-of-the-road candidate to replace Cardinal Timothy Dolan as president is being seen as a signal that American bishops are moving toward the more conciliatory policies of Pope Francis — though the new president himself said the fight against abortion will continue.

  • **FILE** President Obama and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius leave the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington on Feb. 10, 2012, after the president announced the revamp of his contraception policy requiring religious institutions to fully pay for birth control. (Associated Press)

    Catholic U. revives fight against Obamacare contraception mandate

    With the Obama administration's contraception mandate "bearing down," the Catholic University of America joined the Roman Catholic archbishop in the nation's capital in a renewed legal push to block enforcement of the provision that requires larger employers to insure birth control as part of their health plans.

  • Pope Francis flanked by Monsignor Guido Marini, master of liturgical ceremonies, waves to the crowd from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, who chose the name of Francis is the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

    Many U.S. Catholics want Pope Francis to hold the line, inspire

    Parishioners and visitors at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception expressed hope Thursday that Pope Francis will call the church establishment back to its core mission and values -- and perhaps bring wayward elements of the flock back into line.

  • In this photo taken Feb. 12, 2013, Catholic University players workout during an NCAA college basketball practice in Washington. The men's and women's teams at the Division III school are have a combined record of 42-4. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    FENNO: Catholic University excels with true student-athletes

    In a city of monuments, Catholic's men's basketball team is tucked in a nondescript corner of the Brookland neighborhood in the midst of a season that's more anonymous than its surroundings. All the Cardinals seem to do is win.

  • A reluctant leader, Pope Benedict leaves legacy of ‘new evangelization’

    Despite lacking the public charisma of his predecessor, Pope Benedict in just eight years was able to carve out his own legacy, in significant part by continuing John Paul's work in different ways.

  • U.S. church still facing questions as Benedict departs

    America's 77 million Catholics generally gave Pope Benedict XVI high marks, but his surprise decision to step down after just eight years comes as the U.S. church confronts a string of unanswered questions, on issues ranging from divisions with the Obama administration on birth control and gay marriage to political activism by U.S. nuns and the continuing fallout from the sexual-abuse scandals in dioceses across the country.

  • ** FILE ** People enter the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on the campus of Catholic University in Washington. (The Washington Times)

    Catholic Univ. to continue fighting birth-control mandate

    Catholic University officials will continue to fight a mandate in President Obama's health care law that requires the school to provide insurance coverage for contraception, the school said Monday, even though a federal judge dismissed their lawsuit against the government as premature.

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