A federal court in Indiana has rejected atheists' requests to preside at wedding ceremonies, saying only clergy or public officials are licensed to solemnize marriages.
The poll showed that almost two-thirds of Americans believe businesses should be required to provide the coverage for free, even if contraception conflicts with the owner's religious ethics.
The Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for a federal appeals court to take up a challenge to the Affordable Care Act, reopening one lawsuit filed by groups opposing elements of the law.
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New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the head of the U.S. bishops’ conference, has insinuated that Catholics who voted for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney are more adherent to their faith than those who voted for President Barack Obama, a Democrat.
Dolan, who is seen by many as the de facto leader of the country’s some 77 million Catholics, makes the connection between faith and politics in a Nov. 15 column in his archdiocesan newspaper, Catholic New York, titled “Looking Back at Election Day.”
According to exit polls, Obama won the Catholic vote, 50 percent to 48 percent. But a closer look shows Obama's support among Latinos went up 74 percent this year.
The National Coalition for the Homeless has designated Nov. 10-18 as National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week.
This week is observed around the country in varying forms through events, advocacy, and community service. I was fortunate to help organize an event this week at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.
While most of the week is spent working directly with the underserved, we wanted to spend one night lifting up the voices of those on society’s margins.
San Francisco's archbishop said Election Day "was a disappointing day for marriage" and praised the work of bishops in the states where same-sex marriage was legalized.
"The Hope of the Gospel in Difficult Economic Times," proposed Monday, was condemned as a betrayal of Catholic social teaching by a retired archbishop.
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