A mid-1990s sermon denouncing the gay rights movement has forced an evangelical pastor to withdraw from President Barack Obama, in which he was set to give the benediction.
While Cardinal Timothy Dolan cheered some of the New York governor's State of the State address, he called a measure to prevent state regulations on abortion a "radical" bill.
The Supreme Court on Monday let stand a lower court order allowing government funding of research involving certain embryonic stem-cell lines.
A petition to designate the Roman Catholic Church as a hate group for its opposition to gay rights may wind up generating almost as many press releases as signatures.
Forty years after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortions, the pro-life movement hasn't stepped back in its resolve to see the decision reversed.
The 113th Congress includes some shifts in religious makeup, with a few more Catholics, the Senate's first Buddhist and the first Hindu.
At a time when the ideals of compromise and collegiality seem like a dream in the nation's capital, a diverse coalition of religious leaders is asking Americans to pray for civility.
The legislation includes lower income tax rates for 98 percent of Americans but no agreement on how to deal with tax breaks.
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.