The Supreme Court gave one man on death row a chance at getting a lesser sentence, upheld another death sentence and ruled in favor of a small church that sued the local government in a First Amendment case over a sign code.
Eco-Catholic: 'We see this as an essential part of the solution, if we look for the common good."
If anything about the account presented in Laudato Si' is off, it is that Francis takes an "overly conservative" approach, a meteorologist says.
The U.S. Senate in a bipartisan vote Tuesday approved a measure that would prohibit all U.S. government agencies and their agents from using torture as an interrogation technique.
Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, sponsored the anti-torture amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2016.
"The efforts to stand together on behalf of all human development ... are the new picket lines of today," the cardinal said at a conference at AFL-CIO headquarters.
The Supreme Court on Monday left a lower court ruling intact that blocked North Carolina's law requiring physicians to perform an ultrasound on women seeking abortions, and to show it to the women and describe the fetus' features.
Without comment, the court let stand a 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling from December that overturned the 2011 law on First Amendment grounds.
It's easy to make AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka go almost schoolkid giddy. Just say, "Pope Francis."
Obama thanked the Catholic Health Care Association for their role in getting the legislation of the Affordable Care Act passed and also acknowledged that there is still work to be done.
An Associated Press survey of abortion in the United States this decade showed that the number of abortions has gone down by 12 percent since 2010.
The crowd of people who will gather at Pope Francis' open-air Mass in Washington in September won't be able to experience the interior beauty of the Basilica of the National Shine of the Immaculate Conception during the Mass.
So the winning students of an altar design contest decided to bring the architecture of the grand church out to the people.