National Catholic journals unite: "It is time for our nation to embody its commitment to the right to life by abolishing the death penalty once and for all."
NCR Today: Politicians, for all their faults, tend to get the public business done. At the end of today's Washington process, you have only continued stalemate and gridlock.
The Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a case where a woman was denied a job offer because of the hijab she wore.
Analysis: Not so long ago, we expected our presidents to adhere to some faith, but few were obsessed with parsing out his views on specific doctrines.
On the one hand, it proposes to sunset military action after three years. On the other, it contains no geographic limitations and uses foggy language.
As New York lawmakers began to consider a bill to legalize physician-assisted suicide, the New York State Catholic Conference launched a new website "to offer Catholics moral clarity and guidance on the church's teachings regarding end-of-life decision-making."
A little more than one day before an expansion was to take effect in a deferred deportation program known as DACA, a federal judge in Texas issued a preliminary injunction blocking the Obama administration's effort.
In a 123-page memorandum released by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott late Monday evening, District Court Judge Andrew Hanen granted the request of Texas and 25 other states to temporarily block a planned expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals to certain people who were ineligible for the original 2012 program.
After taking heat from the religious right for saying Christians and Muslims have all committed horrors in God's name, President Barack Obama is now angering the religious left with an upcoming White House conference on combating "violent extremism" that seems to focus only on Muslims.
The back-to-back controversies raise the question: Can Obama -- or any president -- walk the tightrope of religious rhetoric in today's political crosswinds?
A three-judge panel's Feb. 11 ruling on a court challenge to the contraceptive mandate "says that the church is no longer free to practice what we preach," Pittsburgh Bishop David Zubik said.
The panel of the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a decision by a federal judge in November to grant the Pittsburgh and Erie dioceses a temporary injunction against enforcement of the mandate.
The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions convened Tuesday for a hearing on the current crisis of falling immunization rates among children in the United States in the wake of a recent measles outbreak that has, so far, affected 121 people in 17 states and the District of Columbia.
Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said in his opening statement that what recent outbreaks have truly pointed out is a breakdown in what is called "herd immunity."