Two religious liberty bills failed to pass in late February, but succeeded in further stoking debates about the place of religious belief in the public sphere.
The traditional Lenten practice of fasting is being paired with the latest round of Fast for Families, intended to bring attention to the campaign for immigration reform.
Russia's aggression against Ukraine is an extremely dangerous situation that should be of concern to all Americans.
In February I reported on the Department of Defense and proposed cuts in its budget. NCR readers responded vigorously about military goals, social needs, job creation and security.
Marriage needs "to be preserved and strengthened, not redefined," San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone said in support of the State Marriage Defense Act of 2014.
When I heard about the law proposed in Arizona that would have used “religious freedom” as an excuse to legalize discrimination against LGBT (and potentially others), I was stunned. I applaud Gov. Jan Brewer of Arizona for vetoing the bill.
What appalled me most, however, was the fact that the Arizona Catholic Conference supported the bill! In fact, their website is crowded with legislative updates on the work they did to pass the legislation, and their lament that it was vetoed.
On Interfaith Voices this week, with the struggle to raise the minimum wage back in the news, we reviewed the history of that labor struggle -- a history in which American Catholics played a pivotal role.
For me, the show was a bit like a walk down memory lane.
Catholics and evangelicals are asking Obama to defend religious liberty in the United States as he has defended it in other countries.
The Little Sisters of the Poor religious order has asked for an extension of an injunction blocking enforcement of a federal mandate to provide contraceptive coverage in employee health insurance.
In a joint letter to members of Congress, Catholic bishops and evangelical leaders pleaded for "common sense fixes to our immigration policies" by passing legislation this year.