Column: The event may have marked a turning point for the U.S. church, a return to a nonpartisanship combined with public advocacy.
Virginia's two Catholic bishops have urged the state's lawmakers to enact health care reforms "that cover everyone and protect everyone, born and unborn."
A statement issued Friday by Bishops Francis DiLorenzo of Richmond and Paul Loverde of Arlington was prompted by the Virginia General Assembly's ongoing debate over health care reform during a special session on the state budget.
According to the Associated Press, one of the issues facing law makers is what to do about Medicaid expansion, which has resulted in an impasse, delaying passage of a state budget.
Column: Owing to faction politics, we have in Congress a Progressive Caucus, Black Caucus, Human Rights Caucus and, hatched recently, the Chicken Caucus.
Commentary: Feeling anxious about your tax liability as April 15 nears? The Bible has many references to taxes that will sound strangely relevant at this time of year.
Faith and Justice: If you expect polite, scholarly presentations and debate in the controversial Hobby Lobby case, go somewhere else.
An app is now available that provides real-time alerts for every reported U.S. drone strike.
Just Catholic: Can hot-button topics be discussed rationally, or have media and the blogosphere dragged everybody into an unending screaming match?
Two Catholic leaders called on the U.S. Senate to pass the Smarter Sentencing Act, which would reform rigid sentencing policies for certain nonviolent drug offenders.
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision Monday not to consider preliminary appeals in lawsuits brought by several Catholic groups against the federal contraceptive mandate "means that the cases will proceed, without prejudice, in the lower federal court," according to Priests for Life.
Besides Priests for Life, the groups include the Washington archdiocese, The Catholic University of America, and Thomas Aquinas College.
Their cases are currently in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
"The culture of comfort, which makes us think only of ourselves, makes us insensitive to the cries of other people."