Girls of any age are now allowed to buy the morning-after pill without a prescription, a move that has disappointed U.S. Catholic officials.
Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez called the status quo morally unacceptable, saying, "This suffering must end."
As the Supreme Court prepares to issue two historic decisions on gay marriage this month, judges and lawyers don't expect anything all-encompassing.
Patricia McGuire, the president of Trinity Washington University, located less than four miles from the U.S. Capitol, has a strong opinion about the possibility that interest rates for student loans will increase.
"Nobody wants student loan interest rates to double; that just hurts students and for a number of low-income students it may mean they may choose not to come to college at all," said McGuire, who has testified before Congress on this issue.
Now that the trial for abortion provider Kermit Gosnell has ended with a conviction, many are asking what public officials in Philadelphia plan to do with the 47 bodies from the case.
Cutting food aid for poor children to bring the federal deficit under control seems "penny-wise and pound-foolish," said an essay by four Nebraska Christian bishops, including the Catholic bishop of Grand Island, Bishop William Dendinger.
We say: The grand notion we Americans have of ourselves can make us blind to the fact that we may not be everything we say we are.
New York's bishops, led by Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, said they would oppose a portion of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Women's Equality Act that preserves abortion rights.
"Marriage redefinition -- even in the face of intense political pressure -- is not inevitable," said Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco.
Opinion: Budgets are moral documents. Against the backdrop of debt ceiling drama, sequestration politics and budget battles, it is a vital call today.