Supreme Court: The Supreme Court agreed Dec. 2 to hear arguments about church hospital pension disputes over whether religious hospitals and schools can be exempt from complying with federal laws covering employee pension benefits. Lower courts have ruled against three hospital systems, two of which are Catholic, that have claimed an exemption from the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974.
Donald Trump's election evoked a myriad of reactions, from politicians, U.S. prelates, and the Vatican, to scholars and interest-group leaders.
Politicians who speak of family values would do well to understand all that term entails, says a letter from 44 lay and religious Catholic women.
In the final presidential debate Oct. 19, Republican Donald Trump used his most explicit language to date to denounce late-term abortions.
Editorial: By emphasizing a single issue and making it obligatory to vote according to a candidate's stance on that issue, bishops put many Catholics in a difficult position.
In the first week of its new term, the Supreme Court reviewed the extent that racial bias might have played in a 1995 death penalty sentence.
A Sept. 9 letter from USCCB officials to the Department of Health and Human Services said ompromise could be reached in the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive requirement.
NCR Editorial: The cries of "We won!" over the Supreme Court non-decision regarding the Obamacare contraception requirement miss the cold fact that no one has won anything.
Commentary: The Religious Freedom Restoration Act is being used as a vehicle for institutions and individuals to argue that their faith justifies myriad harms.
The religious freedom campaign of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops took on a new urgency, wrapped in ominous tones and a foreboding script, in a newly released video.