When the U.S. Supreme Court looked at the issue of pension benefits for employees at religious hospitals March 27, the justices seemed uncertain how they would decide this case.
Updated: Cardinal Peter Turkson told reporters in Rome the Vatican has hope the U.S. bishops' conference would continue to oppose the president's climate and migration policies.
Several pieces of legislation have the aim of amending or repealing laws and regulations that have kept people with mental disabilities from buying guns.
On March 24, the signature legislative goal of the Trump administration and the Republican Congress went down to defeat. The American Health Care Act was pulled from the floor and it was decided to forget about the Republican pledge to repeal and replace Obamacare for the foreseeable future. The Trump administration and speaker Paul Ryan have both suffered a major defeat. For his part, Trump has moved on and washed his hands of health care.
Here in my home state of Maryland, there is great news for the environment: our legislature just passed a ban on fracking. And it even has the support of Gov. Larry Hogan, a Republican.
Distinctly Catholic: The GOP failed on health care reform, but Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin declares that tax reform is "a lot simpler. It really is." No, it really isn't.
The House Health Committee of the Hawaii Legislature March 23 unanimously voted to defer a bill that would have legalized physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients.
The move by the seven-member committee, which took place after hours of what new reports described as "intense debate," essentially means no further action will be taken on the measure this session.
A Mexico City Archdiocese editorial also called on authorities to castigate any company that provides services for fencing off the frontier.
This disparate group has been propelled into political activism by Trump's policies on immigration, healthcare and social welfare.
Eco Catholic: Permit approval clears one hurdle, but others remain — including clearance of its Nebraska route — before the pipeline becomes operational.