Black, Hispanic and Asian Americans face an economic "quadruple whammy," leaving them with little or no financial cushion as they age, a study found.
What a difference 10 years makes.
In May 2004, Massachusetts became the first state to allow same-sex marriage. Six months later, with dire warnings about schoolchildren being forced to read Heather Has Two Mommies and threats of legalized polygamy, so-called "values voters" passed bans on same-sex marriage in 11 states and ushered George W. Bush to another four years in the White House.
Cardinal says many U.S. critics of Pope Francis' economic message aren't aware of the severe poverty faced by many in the developing world.
The Philadelphia archdiocese sued three agencies of the U.S. federal government seeking relief from the mandate that employees cover contraceptives in health plans.
The cardinal said Pope Francis' "main point" in his apostolic exhortation is that “a wrong anthropology is creating this wrong distribution of wealth.”
More than four in 10 Americans support the Obama administration's controversial contraception mandate, which requires nonprofits and businesses to provide birth control even if they have religious objections.
The poll from Public Religion Research Institute comes as the Supreme Court prepares to issue its decision in a challenge to the contraception mandate filed by the evangelical owners of the Hobby Lobby arts and crafts chain and a Mennonite-owned wood cabinetry business.
the Diocese of Greensburg, Pa., and Bishop Lawrence E. Brandt have filed suit against the federal requirement that most employers cover contraceptives in their employee health plans.
A prominent U.S. archbishop has warned that the divisive nature of the nation's politics may be seeping into the American Catholic church.
Auxiliary Bishop Eusebio L. Elizondo of Seattle was in El Salvador recently: the focus of his trip was the increase in unaccompanied minors making the often dangerous journey from Central America and Mexico into the United States.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed Monday its Clean Power Plan, which for the first time would cut carbon pollution from existing fossil fuel-powered plants, the single largest source of carbon pollution in the country.
The plan calls for a 30-percent cut in carbon emissions from power plants by 2030.