Catholic leaders have avoided blocking gay couples from having their children baptized, but a move by a Wisconsin bishop could force church leaders to establish clearer rules.
The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that 35-foot buffer zones around abortion clinics meant to keep demonstrators away violates First Amendment rights.
Book review: The Rise and Decline of American Religious Freedom is provocative but uneven in its treatment of this contentious, important topic.
A coalition of critics is urging Obama to drop the practice of permitting religious groups to hire and fire based on a person's faith when they receive federal money.
There is a group of politicians in Washington that has adopted and adhered to a set of priorities and policies that I believe have been damaging to our country and our social conscience.
The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to finally issue its ruling this week in the highly anticipated case of the craft companies vs.
"There is an organic connection between what we believe and how we practice our faith in service well beyond the borders of the church," Archbishop William Lori said.
"Because we do not know how the executive order ... will provide sufficient (or any) religious freedom protection, we cannot provide substantive comment."
Faith and Justice: The goal of the White House order is laudable, but it remains to be seen how the bishops and the church will handle it.
Advocates for marriage between one man and one woman presented their view as an oppressed minority Thursday at the second annual March for Marriage.