For a program that the White House has never officially acknowledged, the use of missile-laden drones to strike suspected Muslim militants hardly remains a secret.
A U.S. District Court judge Feb. 8 dismissed a lawsuit filed against the federal contraceptive mandate by the Springfield and Joliet dioceses, their respective Catholic Charities agencies and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago.
Judge John Darrah of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in Chicago said in his ruling the claims of the plaintiffs "are unripe for adjudication."
Participants at a Catholic Social Ministry Gathering issue briefing on gun violence Monday believe the tide may be turning on the issue.
"Newtown changed the issue dramatically," said Vinny DeMarco, a former Maryland assistant attorney general who now heads Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence.
Two separate but similar plans place the spotlight on U.S. immigration reform, outlining the path to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants.
We say: The continued objections say more about a division within the U.S. bishops' conference than the administration's willingness to accommodate.
The New Jersey Death with Dignity Act was approved Thursday by a 7-2 vote. It now moves to the full state Assembly.
The bishops are still worried about the definition of religious ministry and the exclusion of for-profit business owners from exemptions.
NCR Today: The U.S. bishops' spokesperson said the bishops' objections about the HHS mandate are in line with faith leaders' participation in the 1960s civil rights movement.
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.