In "amicus" briefs in two Supreme Court cases that weigh the constitutionality of same-sex marriage, the USCCB argues that redefining marriage is not required under the Constitution.
The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Friday dismissed a lawsuit filed against the federal contraceptive mandate by the Washington archdiocese and its co-plaintiffs, saying the case is premature in light of the government's "promises to amend the mandate."
"Importantly, this ruling was not based on the merits of our case," said a statement issued by the archdiocese.
A New Mexico lawmaker has drawn fire for proposing legislation to classify an abortion after a sexual assault as "tampering with evidence."
Participants at the annual March for Life on Friday demonstrated just how determined they are by continuing a 40-year tradition of protesting the U.S. Supreme Court's decision legalizing abortion.
Editorial: The public needs to watch one of President Obama's executive orders on gun control carefully to ensure it is implemented fully.
Religious leaders urged tough measures against gun violence the day before President Obama announced gun control proposals that largely matched their pleas.
Even before President Barack Obama released details of his plan to reduce gun violence, governors and state legislative leaders were taking action on their own.
New York became the first state to change its gun laws since the Dec. 14 shooting in Newtown, Conn.
A Catholic hospital in Colorado has argued in court documents that it is not liable for the deaths of twin 7-month-old fetuses because those fetuses are not people under state law.
Analysis: Today's March for Life may feel that momentum is turning toward them, but little has changed in this bitter culture war.
While some Christians are particularly concerned that religious freedoms are being eroded in this country, they want Judeo-Christians to dominate the culture.