In a case with implications for more than 30 states that prohibit using public funds for religious purposes, the justices appeared aligned against Missouri’s refusal to include a Lutheran church in a grant program that provides funding to resurface playgrounds and make them safer.
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.
Capitol Hill lawmakers are pressing the Trump administration to help local communities battle anti-Semitism after threats to Jewish institutions and vandalism at historic cemeteries.
Fast-food workers rallied Feb. 16 in front of a Hardee's in Kansas City, Mo., to celebrate the withdrawal of CKE Restaurants CEO Andrew Puzder's nomination for secretary of labor.
We say: Recent cases bolster arguments that the Supreme Court should reconsider not only its ruling on midazolam, but on all executions, no matter what methods are used.
Denying a former employee's charges of a "kickback" scheme, leaders of the group for clergy abuse survivors say David Clohessy's resignation was in place months before SNAP was sued.
Abortion laws in Ohio: The Ohio Legislature has sent two abortion bills to Gov. John Kasich for his signature. On Dec. 8, lawmakers passed a measure to ban abortions in the state after 20 weeks, or five months of pregnancy. On Dec. 6, they approved legislation that would ban abortions when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which is usually at about the sixth week of pregnancy.
A federal judge punished SNAP last week for withholding documents it believed were covered by state abuse victim protection laws.
Bishops from all the Catholic dioceses in Missouri support Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of the bill, and requested that the Missouri General Assembly uphold the governor's decision.
The Field Hospital: William Donohue responds to Philadelphia mayor's critique of Archbishop Chaput; Stewardship prayer emphasizes lay and clerical alike; Kansas City prays for healing from sex abuse