Religious leaders urged tough measures against gun violence the day before President Obama announced gun control proposals that largely matched their pleas.
While some Christians are particularly concerned that religious freedoms are being eroded in this country, they want Judeo-Christians to dominate the culture.
Four journalists told a program sponsored by The Catholic University of America that Obama could be successful, but only if Americans work together.
The Catholic owners of an Illinois health services consulting company have won a temporary restraining order against the state's contraceptive mandate.
The flu is active in 47 states, and several dioceses have issued recommendations for receiving Communion so others don't get sick.
A federal appeals court dismissed an ACLU challenge to a contract between the Department of Health and Human Services and the USCCB, saying the case was moot because the contract expired.
The dean of the Washington National Cathedral said it is "a great honor" to lead the cathedral's march toward greater equality.
U.S. Catholic college presidents and local bishops have experienced greater collaboration in the last decade, according to a review of a 2001 Vatican document.
Pope Benedict XVI has accepted the resignation of Bishop Ricardo Ramirez of Las Cruces, N.M., and named as his successor Auxiliary Bishop Oscar Cantu of San Antonio.
Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, apostolic nuncio to the United States, announced the changes Thursday in Washington.
The Diocese of Las Cruces was established in 1982 and Ramirez, now 76, was named its first bishop. Canon law requires bishops to submit their resignations when they turn 75.
Cantu, 46, has been an auxiliary bishop in San Antonio since 2008.
The Supreme Court on Monday let stand a lower court order allowing government funding of research involving certain embryonic stem-cell lines.