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.
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.