Bishop Jugis calls all to pray for peace, justice in Charlotte

Bishop Peter Jugis called on the Charlotte diocese to pray after two nights of violence following the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott, an African-American.

Catholic college says contraceptive mandate makes it 'second-class' religious entity

Belmont Abbey College filed a new lawsuit Nov. 20 in its long-running fight against a federal law requiring most employers to provide free contraceptives in their health insurance plans.

In the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the college calls the contraceptive mandate "constitutionally flawed," "arbitrary and capricious," and says it "discriminates against religious organizations because of their religious commitment to promoting the sanctity of life."

North Carolina bishops to exit council over same-sex marriage, abortion

Both North Carolina Catholic bishops are resigning from the North Carolina Council of Churches, an ecumenical organization comprised of Christian church leaders from across the state, because the group supports some issues that contradict Catholic teaching.

In a statement Friday, Charlotte Bishop Peter Jugis and Raleigh Bishop Michael Burbidge said they "deeply value the long-standing relationship with the North Carolina Council of Churches and have informed the council of their strong desire to continue to work together on issues where there is substantial agreement."

Immigration laws must reflect nation's values, not its fears, nun says

Three days into its 6,500-mile journey from Ellis Island in New York to Angel Island in San Francisco, the Nuns on the Bus tour for immigration reform cruised into Charlotte on Friday.