(RNS) — In a rerun of a 2016 case, the Supreme Court shouldn't be required to settle what the parties ought to have settled themselves.
(RNS) — Unless we build bridges and trust, neither the church nor America has much of a future.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — Citing an acute shortage of priests as a reason to obey the Vatican's longstanding ban on artificial forms of family planning, a bishop ignited a larger debate about family size and poverty.
(RNS) — Many Catholic theologians warn that preserving an unscientific stance on birth control will weaken the Catholic Church's credibility on all sexual issues, not just birth control.
(The Conversation) — Fifty years ago a fierce debate erupted in the Catholic Church over the papal document “Humanae Vitae,” which reiterated the church’s ban on artificial contraception. Six hundred scholars, including many clergy, dissented from its teaching, sparking a debate that caused a crisis over authority in the worldwide church.
(RNS) — While the law is not the only means of protecting life, it plays a key and decisive role in affecting both human behavior and thinking.
(RNS) — In a surprising reversal, Notre Dame decided last week that allowing its health insurer to provide free contraceptives to female students and workers does not, after all, impinge on its religious liberty. So how sincere was the legal argument to begin with?
(RNS) President Trump can expect serious pushback on a religious liberty executive order he is reportedly poised to sign.
(RNS) A Pew Research Center poll takes on the religious liberty versus discrimination question.
(RNS) Bioethicist Arthur Caplan looks at the moral quandaries posed by Zika and the Olympics, the right-to-die law in California and more headliner issues.
(RNS) The Filipino president elect paid men to undergo vasectomies while mayor of Davao.
WASHINGTON — The justices unanimously sent the cases back to federal appeals courts in hopes that they can emerge with a way to honor the objections of religious nonprofit groups.
(RNS) The nonprofits decided to embrace the court’s suggestion as the best deal they could get and simply grant that it doesn’t jeopardize their religious freedom.
WASHINGTON —A 4-4 split would leave in place lower-court rulings that favored the Obama administration.
(RNS) If the government is allowed to determine the veracity of religious doctrines familiar to most everyone, what will happen to Americans whose beliefs are less known or understood?