Cardinal Francis George told Chicago-area Catholics that the passage of a same-sex marriage law in the state would be "acting against the common good of society."
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor denied two companies' request for an injunction while they challenge part of the Department of Health and Human Services' contraceptive mandate in court.
The National Rifle Association's 'armed guard in every school' response to Sandy Hook is a calculated distraction. It should be ignored as the nation moves forward to legislate serious new gun control laws.
The Catholic bishops of the United States said they remain focused on seeking "reasonable restrictions" on gun ownership without infringing upon Second Amendment rights.
Four days after the first federal appellate-level hearing on two religious colleges' legal challenge to the contraceptive mandate, the appeals court said Tuesday the lawsuit will remain pending.
Commentary: Tougher gun control laws face an uphill climb, but Obama has the ability and clout to make something happen.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett announced Dec. 12 that the state would not set up its own health insurance exchange and instead join the federal exchange, which will cover elective abortions.
Just how the decision will impact such issues as abortion was not totally clear.
At the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation, legislative director Maria Vitale Gallagher said she thinks states can opt out of abortion coverage in the federal exchange.
In a hearing on a lawsuit challenging the HHS contraceptive mandate Dec. 14, lawyers could barely complete their sentences before judges asked questions challenging their assertions.
A district court judge ruled that North Carolina's attempt to offer "Choose Life" plates is unconstitutional because it is "viewpoint discrimination in violation of the First Amendment."
In the wake of historic victories for gay rights supporters in last month's elections, a pair of USA Today/Gallup Polls find growing acceptance among Americans toward gay men and lesbians -- and soaring optimism among gay Americans that issues involving homosexuality will one day no longer divide the nation.