WASHINGTON -- A 4-4 split on the court would impact rulings on abortion, immigration, voting rights, the Obamacare contraception mandate and more.
(RNS) The church might be more flexible on the issue of contraception if it sees it less as a cultural poison pill leading down the slope to abortion and more as a viable public health alternative.
Justices will consider cases filed by Roman Catholic groups including the Little Sisters of the Poor, an order of nuns that runs care homes for the elderly, and other Christian denominations.
(Reuters) The pope made an unscheduled stop Wednesday to visit the Little Sisters of the Poor and show his support for the nuns' lawsuit against President Obama's health care law.
(RNS) The Little Sisters of the Poor -- who have refused to comply with the Affordable Care Act contraception mandate -- lost their latest court case Tuesday (July 14).
(RNS) The Supreme Court majority reasoned with concern for the real-world impact of dismantling the Affordable Care Act. That pragmatic approach also turned up in the long-awaited marriage ruling.
(RNS) We cannot allow simplistic, self-focused narratives about contraception and family planning to keep us from helping women who, really, aren't much different from us.
(RNS) Most young adults hold views on moral issues that are a long way from what some major religions preach on issues such as abortion and contraception.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Less than a month after saying Catholics don’t have to multiply “like rabbits,” Pope Francis praised big families, telling a gathering in St. Peter’s Square that having more children is not “an irresponsible choice."
(RNS) As Pope Francis often does, he is shifting the focus from the “rules” to the principle behind the rules, even on such closed-book issues as birth control.
(RNS) Seven churches in California received notifications from their insurers that elective surgical abortion coverage would be required as part of their employee health plans.
(RNS) The conflict between conscience and authority is the pre-eminent battle underlying the debates at the Vatican's Synod on the Family.
(RNS) The newest revision by the Obama administration still doesn't satisfy some religious groups' objections.
(RNS) Observers remain divided over just how broadly Monday's Supreme Court decision in the case brought by crafts retailer Hobby Lobby and cabinet maker Conestoga Wood Specialties should be read and whether it could also apply to businesses that aren't closely held.
WASHINGTON (RNS) In showdown of business owners vs individual choice on free contraception, the public has made its call. Soon the Supreme Court will weigh in.