The U.S. government moved on Friday to halt a controversial oil pipeline project in North Dakota that has angered Native Americans.
Around the country, Catholic organizations, parishes, clergy and laity are taking action and bolstering efforts to build peace and battle racism, following a summer of violence.
As tensions boiled over following a string of killings of black men, the lingering pain of racism in America has once again been brought to the forefront.
A federal judge's ruling blocks the implementation of guidance that required school districts to allow transgender students to choose which restroom and locker facilities to use.
Rio Olympics: The Maryland native began dreaming of Olympic gold while a student at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School.
The comments came Tuesday at the release of the latest U.S. State Department report on international religious freedom.
Rio Olympics: Pro basketball player Kevin Lisch works hard at his game, but God has always been at the center.
"The heat and blast from the bomb was so intense that it was if the sun had exploded," recalled Hiroshima survivor Toshiyuki Mimaki.
Election 2016: A Pew survey found one in 10 Catholics have heard clergy voice support or opposition for a particular candidate.
More and more, special training is needed for church members who arrive when disasters or terror strike.