Bishop Jaime Soto says criticism of CCHD speaks to its success. The program, he said, gives the Gospel "flesh and blood."
We say: Pope Francis wants the church's leaders to smell like their sheep. Critics of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development seem to want a sanitized and odorless church.
Organizations in favor of shuttering the prison say the basic human rights and dignity of the detainees have been violated for years.
The final rules, released Friday, state that group health plans of "religious employers" do not have to provide contraception coverage in their employee health plans.
The diverse coalition of activists who are trying to rework the nation's immigration system celebrated the Senate passage Thursday of a reform bill.
Update: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals lifted the stay on a lower court's ruling Friday, making same-sex marriage legal immediately in California.
The Texas Catholic Conference was "disappointed that the disruptions in the Senate chamber" prevented state lawmakers from passing a strict abortion law before a midnight deadline Tuesday.
The twin Supreme Court rulings Wednesday that further opened the door for gay marriage in the U.S. were not entirely unexpected, and the condemnations from religious conservatives angry at the verdicts were certainly no surprise either.
So the real question is what gay marriage opponents will do now.
Here are four possible scenarios that took shape in the wake of Wednesday's developments.
It's religious freedom, not sex
Cordileone said "the best interests of the child [is] to be raised by their mother and their father" and the court disrespected that.
Update: The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said the Supreme Court's rulings made today "a tragic day for marriage and our nation."