Since the creation under President George W. Bush of what is now known as the Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, the formal collaboration of government and religious institutions has steadily expanded, though not without growing pains.
According to the study, 49 percent of adults consider it morally wrong to have an abortion. Feelings on stem-cell research or IVF aren't as strong.
A federal judge struck down Oklahoma's constitutional amendment that would have prohibited judges in the state from considering Shariah law.
Cardinal Tagle calls for thorough investigation of redirected money intended for poverty programs.
The pro-life group has charged the organization with "promoting homosexual activism and birth control" through its affiliation with a national network aimed at promoting youth success.
House members have filed a friend-of-the-court brief at the Supreme Court supporting the town of Greece, N.Y., in its bid to continue opening legislative meetings with a prayer.
We say: The rush for ideological purity in the Republican-controlled House has become so noxious it threatens the most basic safety net programs for our neediest citizens.
Failure of the U.S. Congress to pass funding for nutritional aid programs for those facing poverty is "wrong morally," a key Catholic sister told the House's Budget Committee Wednesday.
Social Service Sr. Simone Campbell, head of the Catholic lobbying group NETWORK, was one of four panelists who testified before the committee during a session dedicated to "The War on Poverty: A Progress Report."
The coalition of Catholic leaders pushing for immigration reform -- a triumvirate of the nation's bishops, nuns and university presidents -- need to address the matter from the pulpit to help get reform passed in Congress, a Catholic member of the House judiciary committee said Thursday.
"Everyone takes notice when their priest speaks to them, when their nun speaks to them," said Democratic Congressman Joe Garcia of Florida. "It has impact and it tends to deflate these phony arguments about the fear of the stranger, the fear of the traveler, and this fear of the outsider."
A federal judge's temporary injunction stopping enforcement of a new North Dakota law barring abortion when a fetal heartbeat is detected "is not surprising and is typical in most legal challenges to pro-life laws," said the North Dakota Catholic Conference.
U.S. District Court Judge Daniel Hovland issued the ruling Monday in a suit filed by Red River Women's Clinic, the state's only abortion clinic.