Faith and Justice: "It is a risky step to interfere with the most intimate details of other people's lives while loudly claiming liberty for yourself."
Europe must agree on shared financial and social policies to offset the risk of another crisis that almost saw Greece quit the eurozone, said a European bishops' commission.
A Thursday statement issued by German Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich, president of the Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the European Community, expressed relief that a bailout package had prevented the "Grexit" -- the prospect of Greece abandoning the euro currency and returning to using the drachma.
Lawmakers are calling for investigations into a health care provider that has come under fire by anti-abortion activists for allegedly selling fetal organs for profit.
The anti-abortion group Center for Medical Progress claims that the Planned Parenthood foundation violated the law by selling the fetal tissue to medical researchers.
Planned Parenthood spokesman Eric Ferrero vehemently denied the accusations, saying that the tissue in question was donated to medical research – not sold.
At the heart of the decision against the Little Sisters of the Poor was a disagreement what constituted a violation of religious liberty.
The Gallup poll found that 60 percent of Americans would be willing to vote for a president who was a "generally well-qualified person who happened to be Muslim."
We say: In the wake of the same-sex marriage ruling, the church needs a "take a deep breath" approach.
There is an accommodation that would allow the Little Sisters of the Poor to sign a paper that stated their religious objections, however the sisters insisted signing it would violate their religious convictions.
Donald Trump, the real estate tycoon, is now second in the polls for the Republican nomination for president.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, and former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley all emphasized raising the minimum wage and lowering college costs.
With little fanfare, the banner was lowered from its perch alongside a Confederate memorial near the Capitol.