The suing family, who are secular humanists, say the phrase "under God" in the pledge is a violation of the state's constitutional ban on religious discrimination.
An Oklahoma ruling that stopped an attempt to amend the state constitution to define "personhood" to ban abortion will stand after the Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal.
With Election Day a week away, U.S. bishops in several states ramped up their efforts to urge Catholics to oppose same-sex marriage legislation.
Voters in four states face decisions on the issue: Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington. Thirty states have already prohibited same-sex marriage in their constitutions.
Column: The mystery is why so many citizens allow themselves to be sucked into the political miasma and be complicit. How? By voting.
Editorial: Catholic voter's guides that use "intrinsic evil" as the measuring stick to choose "nonnegotiables" are partisan distractions and should be ignored.
Viewpoint: The framework of human development sheds light on significant differences in the presidential candidates' economic policies.
Commentary: A simplistic litmus test on abortion is not what Catholic social teaching is about. Here are some other ways Catholics can be pro-life.
NCR Today: Bismark, N.D., bishop's election year letter is said to have endorsed a candidate.
Analysis: For a variety of reasons, Catholics will break one way or the other in the final weeks of the presidential race, and that will decide who wins.
It's not just Catholics that are in focus this election cycle. The church's teachings have rather unabashedly taken the national spotlight too.