(RNS) Hobby Lobby President Steve Green, with a life steeped in faith, may be the ideal plaintiff in the looming Supreme Court showdown over religious freedom and the Affordable Cate Act contraception mandate.
(RNS) While religious liberty remains a "core value" in Arizona, Gov. Jan Brewer said Wednesday, "so is non-discrimination." And therein lies the balancing act that's at the root of several other disputes.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Anticipation is mounting for a series of closed-door discussions on Thursday and Friday, when the cardinals will hold what are expected to be frank talks about issues such as contraception, cohabitation, gay marriage and whether divorced and remarried Catholics can receive Communion.
WASHINGTON (RNS) An FDA web site explains the four major methods of contraception and how they work.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Religion, medicine and politics shape the way people define pregnancy and abortion -- key points in the battles over the Affordable Care Act's contraception mandate.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (RNS) Our concern is to raise an alarm about the entire edifice of modern sexual morality, and to acknowledge that millions of evangelicals have unwittingly aided and abetted that moral revolution by an unreflective and unfaithful embrace of the contraceptive revolution.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Evangelical concerns about contraception are about much more than contraception, and the debate over birth control is a mere skirmish in a larger theological and ideological battle.
(RNS) The year 2013 ushered in a number of data milestones in American public opinion on issues such as same-sex marriage and personal freedoms.
BALTIMORE (RNS) As they began their annual fall meeting on Monday, the U.S. Catholic bishops heard a pointed challenge from Pope Francis’ personal representative to be pastors and not ideologues -- the first step in what could be a laborious process to reshape the hierarchy to meet the pope’s dramatic shift in priorities.
(RNS) U.S. Catholic bishops have publicly rebuked conservative critics of Catholic Relief Services, flatly denying charges that the group has wavered in its commitment to church teachings on contraception and abortion.
(RNS) More than 6 million unsafe abortions take place each year in Africa, resulting in 29,000 maternal deaths, according to the World Health Organization.
(RNS) The new rules do not apply to private businesses whose owners have religious or moral obligations to contraception -- and that issue has already been a major battleground in federal courts.
(RNS) Key U.S. Catholic bishops are objecting to portions of the Violence Against Women Act, which they say attempt to subvert traditional views of gender and marriage, and fail to protect the religious freedom of aid workers.
(RNS) The nation’s Catholic bishops on Thursday (Feb. 7) rejected the Obama administration’s latest proposals to broaden the religious exemptions and accommodations in regulations that will require insurance companies or employers to provide free birth control coverage.
(RNS) Most Americans believe employers -- even religious ones -- should provide contraception coverage for their employees, according to a new survey by LifeWay Research. By Daniel Burke.