Senior Judge John Noonan Jr., a member of the U.S Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit for 31 years who died April 17 at age 90, grew up in a world of privilege but always took into account the common humanity that binds people together when he decided cases, said a Boston College professor who worked as a law clerk for him.
Several religious and laypeople met to discuss whether or not women could be admitted to the diaconate April 8 in California.
Good Friday: Even though I understood in theory that Jesus accepted his death as necessary to his resurrection, realizing how much he must have hurt made me hurt, too.
Catholics by the thousands joined their bishops who lead the state's 15 dioceses at the Texas Capitol as one voice advocating for a number of issues as legislators met April 4.
As the confirmation hearings for Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee, moved into the March 23 testimony phase with those for and against his nomination taking the floor, the Democrats announced plans to filibuster his nomination.
Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-New York, announced on the Senate floor he would oppose Gorsuch's nomination by joining other Democrats in a filibuster. This means Gorsuch will need 60 votes to be confirmed by the Senate, and with only 52 Republicans, this would be unlikely.
The issues of religious liberty and abortion were briefly raised during the second day of Senate confirmation hearings for Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee.
Gorsuch said March 21 that he wouldn't give his personal views on Roe vs. Wade or any other Supreme Court decision during the hearing and only said the court's decision in Roe set a precedent that has been reaffirmed by the court. He gave similar answers on questions about guns and campaign finance.
The rabbi feels she is running on a hamster wheel, a wheel built by President Donald Trump.
In the weeks since his inauguration, Trump has given progressive-minded rabbis much to resist and counter, and it’s exhausting, said Andrea London, who with more than 500 other rabbis is attending the annual convention of the Central Conference of American Rabbis in Atlanta, which ends March 22.
The numbers: Capital punishment in the United States is on life support, hanging on in the 2 percent of counties that administer more than half of all executions.
Some of the more successful college basketball teams in the NCAA tournament in recent years are Catholic. One thing many of them have? A chaplain to provide spiritual support.
The California Catholic Conference in a Lent message issued on Ash Wednesday said "it is long past time for our leaders to stop allowing this issue to be used for political advantage and set themselves to the task of fixing our broken immigration system."