The head of the U.S. bishops' conference pledged Wednesday to continue their fight against the Obama administration over contraception coverage.
Members of Congress left a host of urgent issues unresolved: immigration reform, the farm bill, and the "grand bargain" of a budget.
Baltimore Archbishop William Lori signed a letter with 57 other religious leaders that says the HHS mandate "should trouble every American."
Bishop Jaime Soto says criticism of CCHD speaks to its success. The program, he said, gives the Gospel "flesh and blood."
We say: Pope Francis wants the church's leaders to smell like their sheep. Critics of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development seem to want a sanitized and odorless church.
Organizations in favor of shuttering the prison say the basic human rights and dignity of the detainees have been violated for years.
The final rules, released Friday, state that group health plans of "religious employers" do not have to provide contraception coverage in their employee health plans.
The diverse coalition of activists who are trying to rework the nation's immigration system celebrated the Senate passage Thursday of a reform bill.
Update: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals lifted the stay on a lower court's ruling Friday, making same-sex marriage legal immediately in California.
The Texas Catholic Conference was "disappointed that the disruptions in the Senate chamber" prevented state lawmakers from passing a strict abortion law before a midnight deadline Tuesday.