The religious rights of faith-based entities -- including the dioceses of Fort Worth and Beaumont, Texas, and the University of Dallas -- are not substantially burdened by the process to receive an accommodation from the federal government to avoid participating in a health care mandate for contraceptive coverage, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday.
Can Fr. Junípero Serra, heroic on some counts, survive in the public eye the misfortune of being morally and politically dissonant in the 21st century?
CARA is a place where you can get your generation bias adjusted and pick up an antidote to the stories about the Catholic church falling apart.
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."