The act would provide legal protection to all health care providers who choose not to provide abortions as part of their health care practice.
The fate of some 120,000 displaced Iraqi Christians is being held hostage by uncertainty.
NCR Today: Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Msgr. Kevin Sullivan and Tom Gallagher talk on camera about their trip with Catholic Near East Welfare Association to Iraqi Kurdistan.
NCR Today: For almost 150 years the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena-Iraq (Dominican Sisters) have served the Iraqi Christian community.
A Roman Observer: There exists a serious challenge to Pope Francis' clear vision of Christian discipleship and servant-leadership.
NCR Today: Pope replaces Vatican ambassador Vigano; Cardinal Dolan reflects on Iraq trip; Sisters help children with autism in Vietnam; Shakespeare play to be performed at Vatican
Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Bishop William Murphy sat down with NCR while still in Erbil, Iraq, for a brief reflection on the visit.
NCR Today: NCR's Tom Gallagher reports after his first full day on the ground in northern Iraq.
NCR Today: New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan, chair of Catholic Near East Welfare Association, is traveling to Iraqi Kurdistan this week.
The advocacy group's petition alleges that the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops hasn't honored its zero tolerance policy toward abusive priests and deacons.