The Catholic bishops of the United States said they remain focused on seeking "reasonable restrictions" on gun ownership without infringing upon Second Amendment rights.
The chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on International Justice and Peace called on the White House's national security adviser to pursue negotiations with Iran on its nuclear research to head off the possibility of war.
Four days after the first federal appellate-level hearing on two religious colleges' legal challenge to the contraceptive mandate, the appeals court said Tuesday the lawsuit will remain pending.
Resources for schools to tap into programs to help students find peaceful solutions and help teachers identify students who are isolated would be more useful than "having more locks on the doors."
In a hearing on a lawsuit challenging the HHS contraceptive mandate Dec. 14, lawyers could barely complete their sentences before judges asked questions challenging their assertions.
Seven in 10 Mass-goers say the new English translation of the Roman Missalis a "good thing," yet a strong minority, including bishops and priests, remain hesitant.
More than a third of Americans believe the severity of recent natural disasters is evidence that we are in the "end times" described in the New Testament -- a period of turmoil preceding Jesus' Second Coming and the end of the world.
"There is a significant proportion of Americans who see these phenomena through a theological lens," said Daniel Cox, research director at the Public Religion Research Institute, which released a poll on religion and climate change on Thursday in partnership with Religion News Service.
Survivors of Typhoon Bopha scavenge whatever debris they can to build makeshift shelters across storm-ravaged provinces of the southern Philippines.
The Supreme Court will hear a case on California's Proposition 8 and a New York case on the federal Defense of Marriage Act.
As thousands of Philippine families remained in shelters, Catholic Relief Services and Caritas Philippines prepared to speed household supplies and water to eastern sections of Mindanao affected by powerful Typhoon Bopha.
Packing 120-mph winds and torrential rains as it made landfall on the country's southern-most island Tuesday, the storm left at least 300 people dead and hundreds more missing, Joe Curry, CRS country representative, told Catholic News Service.