An appeals court issued a preliminary injunction against the federal government's contraceptive mandate, saying a Catholic-owned company does not have to comply with that part of the act.
Legal advice trumped church teaching when a Catholic hospital tried to defend itself in a lawsuit by claiming that twin fetuses who died at the hospital should not be considered persons.
A bipartisan political committee in Arizona hopes to gather more than 330,000 signatures by May to recall their controversial sheriff.
Update: Under the new proposed regulations, any employers who are exempt from filing taxes because of their religious status would be exempt from the mandate.
According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Next week will be gun week in the Minnesota House.
In "amicus" briefs in two Supreme Court cases that weigh the constitutionality of same-sex marriage, the USCCB argues that redefining marriage is not required under the Constitution.
The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Friday dismissed a lawsuit filed against the federal contraceptive mandate by the Washington archdiocese and its co-plaintiffs, saying the case is premature in light of the government's "promises to amend the mandate."
"Importantly, this ruling was not based on the merits of our case," said a statement issued by the archdiocese.
A New Mexico lawmaker has drawn fire for proposing legislation to classify an abortion after a sexual assault as "tampering with evidence."
Participants at the annual March for Life on Friday demonstrated just how determined they are by continuing a 40-year tradition of protesting the U.S. Supreme Court's decision legalizing abortion.
Religious leaders urged tough measures against gun violence the day before President Obama announced gun control proposals that largely matched their pleas.