Catholics by the thousands joined their bishops who lead the state's 15 dioceses at the Texas Capitol as one voice advocating for a number of issues as legislators met April 4.
After he was sworn in for the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Neil Gorsuch said he would be "a faithful servant of the Constitution" and of the laws "of this great nation."
From Where I Stand: In a political world that is normalizing the irrational more and more every day, our obligation is not to be like those who would secure themselves by making others insecure.
Affordable Care Act: Health policy analysts say that some of the health law’s marketplace problems could be improved with a bipartisan spirit.
We say: Fixing the current health care system isn't the only battle we must engage. A deeper, more philosophical and tougher fight awaits us.
A group of more than 4,000 religious sisters and clergy, including priests, brothers and deacons, sent a letter to every U.S. senator, member of Congress and President Donald Trump voicing support for the refugee resettlement program.
NCR Today: There is no comprehensive strategy for this administration, and, as of now, the operation of this White House is at odds with the Trump campaign.
Since winning the election with strong support from conservative evangelical voters, President Donald Trump has invited their leaders to the White House and banned government funding for groups that support or perform abortions overseas.
But he has yet to move on one item that many of them care about.
No one has been named to direct the Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, which since 2001 has linked government with a broad range of religious groups.
Distinctly Catholic: Democrats should normally be opposed to any parliamentary procedure that is as obviously anti-democratic as the filibuster.
We say: Breathe a sigh of relief for the American people. For now, Obamacare is safe. But then let's roll up our sleeves for the next battle.