Nicholas Sciarappa started at NCR June 2, 2014 as a Bertelsen Editorial Intern. He graduated from John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio, in the spring of 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. Follow Sciarappa on Twitter at @NickSciarappa1.

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Schoolteacher goes to trial over in vitro firing

A lawsuit filed by teacher Emily Herx against the Fort Wayne-South Bend, Ind., diocese after she was fired for undergoing in vitro fertilization will be brought before a jury Dec. 16.

Relics find refuge in the US

Over 5,000 relics, the second-most in the world besides the Vatican, are stored in an unusual place, St. Anthony's Chapel in Pittsburgh.

Amid campus sexual violence, activists champion Title IX enforcement

National survey results about sexual violence on college campuses show violations of federal law, and other failures in effectively responding to sexual assault cases by institutions of higher learning. 

Fair trade finds home in Catholic colleges

Catholic colleges and universities are leading a growing trend of fair trade involvement in the U.S. More than half of the country's fair trade schools are Catholic-affiliated.