Rallies, prayer services recall legacy of slain civil rights leader

Fifty years after the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. -- he was gunned down April 4, 1968 -- the great civil rights advocate continues to be an outstanding example of how to live the Gospel message, according to Catholic clergy and others.

Washington Archdiocese takes transit system to court over ad guidelines

The Archdiocese of Washington filed suit in federal court Nov. 28 after a transit system rejected an Advent and Christmas advertisement.

Despite opposition, assisted suicide law takes effect in nation's capital

Despite facing possible defeat by federal lawmakers, the nation's capital has joined six states in the country in allowing doctors to prescribe lethal medications to terminally ill patients who want to end their lives.

Christian persecution called 'purposeful' destruction of a culture, faith

Chaldean Catholics: "Christianity in the Middle East has had so much life, but it is now being destroyed in Iraq, Syria and the other countries of the 'Arab Spring.' "