The U.S. murder rate by firearms is about 20 times the average of other high-income countries. Many blame weak federal regulations that allow people to acquire weapons far too easily.
Catholic advocates say that agreement across a broad spectrum of Catholic groups in support of the Iran nuclear deal demonstrates a "seamless garment" approach to difficult public policy issues.
The term "alien" has been eliminated from California state labor codes in a bill signed by California Gov. Jerry Brown.
The battle over the death penalty wages on in Nebraska. In the end of May, Nebraska became the 19th state to abolish the death penalty.
The lesbian head of a Caritas afterschool day care center in Bavaria, who lost her job in April because she and her partner planned to register their partnership, can return to her job under a new, revised German church law.
At the time, her dismissal caused great agitation in Holzkirchen, a small market town south of Munich, especially among the parents of the children attending the center. Mayor Olaf von Löwis says he is "very relieved" that the head of the care center, who wishes to remain unnamed and does not want to speak to the media, can now go back to her job.
Pope Francis has begged God for “more politicians who are genuinely disturbed by the state of society, the people and the lives of the poor!" After watching the GOP debate last night, I’m starting to think that some in the Republican Party are hearing his prayers.
Or perhaps they are aware of new polling that suggests practicing and preaching Pope Francis’ message is both morally compelling and politically effective.
Nine federal agencies have issued proposed rules to clarify some aspects of social service partnerships with religious institutions.
Cardinal Sean O'Malley urged senators to take federal money that goes to the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and instead fund women's health care providers that do not promote abortion.
Book Review: Jon Krakauer's compelling new book offers an account of five rape cases in the college football town of Missoula, Montana.
The letter, from more than 70 Catholic and Christian leaders, asks all presidential candidates to put forward plans to address the two issues.