We say: The Justice Department's seizure of telephone records from The Associated Press, unprecedented in scope, undermines a healthy democracy.
Applause and protests greeted the congressman with the controversial budget proposals as he arrived Saturday at Benedictine College in Kansas for graduation ceremonies.
Alumni of a Catholic college in Kansas have objected to the selection of Rep. Paul Ryan as the speaker at Saturday's graduation.
The legalization of same-sex marriage in Rhode Island on Thursday was described as a "serious injustice" by the chairman of the U.S. bishops' Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage.
"The meaning of marriage cannot be redefined, because its meaning lies in our very nature. Therefore, regardless of what law is enacted, marriage remains the union of one man and one woman -- by the very design of nature, it cannot be otherwise," said Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco, sub-committee chairman.
Comprehensive immigration reform appears closer than ever after a bipartisan group of senators put forward a proposal that represents months of careful negotiation.
One U.S. Catholic bishop hailed the repeal of the death penalty in Maryland as "a courageous step toward a culture of life."
The comment, by Bishop Stephen Blaire of Stockton, Calif., chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, was issued Thursday, the day Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, a Democrat, signed the bill that repeals capital punishment.
"No public health consideration justifies the unsupervised sale of such drugs to young teens," the official said.
Amending the Constitution can be a long process. Just ask those who have been working for the Human Life Amendment since 1973.
The archdiocese of New York has dropped its legal demand for documents from White House staff related to the church's lawsuit against the government's insurance mandate for birth control coverage.
Column: Obama's heart may be on the left but his mind is barnacled on the right on several issues.