Analysis: The American Procedural Norms of the 1960s streamlined the church's judicial process for tens of thousands of American Catholics.
Analysis: Eight years after Pope Benedict XVI's lecture in which he seemed to diagnose Islam as flawed, some of his allies are saying, "He told you so."
Analysis: The scandal-battered Legionaries of Christ may be seeing a turn in their fortunes with the development of a new center in the Holy Land.
Analysis: Miguel D'Escoto's return to priestly ministry sends another beacon of light from Francis to unravel the misunderstanding of the last 60 years.
Analysis: Every ounce of Francis' personal charm and ability to articulate a Gospel-based faith will be required for his journey to have a lasting impact.
At their annual meeting, the Leadership Conference of Women Religious will discuss how they plan to react to continued charges of infidelity.
Analysis: The president may have finally found a small patch of middle ground in balancing competing claims of gay rights with the traditional prerogatives of religious freedom.
When the Supreme Court issued a split decision June 30 narrowly backing the right of for-profit corporations to deny contraception coverage to their employees for religious reasons, many assumed that faith-based nonprofits would have it easy when their own cases eventually reach the high court.
Analysis: Analysts say that what worked for Hobby Lobby may not necessarily work for the Little Sisters of the Poor, who operate nursing homes for the poor around the country.
What a difference 10 years makes.
In May 2004, Massachusetts became the first state to allow same-sex marriage. Six months later, with dire warnings about schoolchildren being forced to read Heather Has Two Mommies and threats of legalized polygamy, so-called "values voters" passed bans on same-sex marriage in 11 states and ushered George W. Bush to another four years in the White House.