The dividing line: Should the directive banning discrimination based on sexual orientation among federal contractors contain a religious exemption?
The case involves the possible confession of a 12-year-old girl who told the priest she was abused by a church parishioner in 2008.
In today's Republican Party, a number of factors have forged a new religious identity that supersedes familiar old categories.
NCR Today: Are the bishops willing to claim victory after the latest Supreme Court statement on the government's contraception mandate?
Column: We await a moral conscience moment in the welcoming of children and others escaping the violence in such countries as Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.
The Supreme Court offered a further sign that it favors letting employers with religious objections avoid the Obama administration's so-called contraception mandate.
Opinion: Immigrants will continue to live in fear of deportation and companies will continue to be afraid of the now-widespread "silent raids."
Faith and Justice: The bishops are celebrating this decision as a victory for religious freedom, but it may be used against them by lower courts.
One day after the Supreme Court ruled that some corporations should be afforded exemptions based on religious grounds from providing contraceptive coverage to employees, a number of prominent faith leaders asked the Obama administration to include similar exemptions in an expected executive order barring LGBT discrimination by federal contractors.
Advocates for women's rights weren't the only ones dealt a blow Monday; so, too, was an Illinois health care union seeking dues from the nonmembers they represent.