Zainab Hawa Bangura, a U.N. special advisor, described sexual violence in war as "history's greatest silence" and "the world's least-condemned crime."
The House Foreign Affairs Committee passed a bipartisan measure condemning as genocide the killing of Christians, Yezidis, other ethnic and religious minorities by Islamic State militants in the Middle East.
The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in its first abortion case, Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, in nine years March 2 in a challenge by Texas abortion clinics.
The Knights of Columbus, based in New Haven, Connecticut, and the Washington-based group In Defense of Christians have mounted a petition campaign asking John Kerry to make a genocide declaration.
Advocates for the closure of the Cuban detention center welcomed the news and called for an end of holding remaining detainees without charges.
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s funeral will be held Feb. 20 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. He died Saturday at a West Texas ranch.
The death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is a major setback for the conservative legal movement, as will become clear in the months ahead.
The U.S. bishops' Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs announced its launching of a new National Catholic-Muslim Dialogue, and Chicago Archbishop Blase J. Cupich is its first Catholic co-chairman.
The USCCB, Texas Catholic Conference, and other faith-based groups, filed a friend of the court brief supporting a Texas law requiring health and safety standards protecting women who undergo abortions.
The U.S. Supreme Court announced it will hear oral arguments March 23 in seven pending appeals in lawsuits brought by Catholic, other faith-based entities against the Obama administration's contraceptive mandate.