Many voices -- including Pope Francis' -- have discussed the role of poverty on family life. Does one issue feed into the other? Is there a cause and effect?
While a new survey found an increasing desire for religion to play a role in politics among all Christians, among Catholics, it found an independently thinking group.
A new Pew Research Center survey finds 72 percent of Americans say religion's influence is declining in society, the highest percentage since Pew began measuring the trend in 2001.
We say: The Vietnam War demonstrated that a might power could be undone by the determination of a poor population. If only we would learn.
Catholic health plans have for years been arranging for outside firms to provide contraceptive coverage to their enrollees.
More than a dozen religious bodies, including the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, argued in a joint letter to the Federal Communications Commission that the Internet must remain available to all without "fast lanes" and other devices meant to speed up traffic for extra revenue while keeping nonpaying traffic in a slow lane.
"We are concerned about paid prioritization and other policies that will increase costs and limit opportunities for our organizations and the communities we serve," said the letter Monday to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler and the other four FCC commissioners.
Religious liberty is under aggressive assault on many fronts in a culture increasingly insensitive to rights guaranteed by the First Amendment to U.S. Constitution, according to speakers at a forum Monday in New York
The program, "In the Founding Tradition," was organized by the Alliance Defending Freedom and drew 100 people to the Union League Club in Manhattan.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops released a statement Tuesday saying a report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office "confirms" the bishops' suspicions about abortion coverage through the Affordable Care Act.
"Despite repeated claims by President Obama and other supporters that the ACA would not promote abortion," the statement reads, "the report identified over a thousand health plans eligible for federal premium subsidies that cover elective abortions."
Global Sisters Report: The third tour, which is campaigning against "the power of big money," kicks off Wednesday.
Column: As America becomes more and more polarized, the old adage that "all politics is local" seems less and less relevant.