(RNS) — Seeking to transcend ongoing debates over religious liberty and same-sex marriage, Catholic leaders refocus their Religious Freedom Week on serving others.
(RNS) — The American Roman Catholic bishops led last week in calling for an end to a policy that separates immigrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexican border. But while the bishops have been quick to give the president guidance, they are having trouble when it comes to giving advice to Catholic voters.
(RNS) — While Cardinal Dolan and I agree that the bishops are consistently pro-life, other groups, including many Republican politicians, are only pro-life when it comes to restricting abortion, not when it comes to government programs to help women.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — For the six faith-based agencies authorized to settle refugees in the U.S., the battle over the travel ban is also a fight to protect their ministries — and, by extension, the refugees they serve.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — The U.S. Council of Catholic Bishops equated the effect of a potential ruling against public sector unions' rights to collect fees from nonmembers to landmark decisions that legalized abortion and same-sex marriage.
(AP) — 'The forces of division prey on our fear of the unfamiliar, the different. But fear is not of God,' said Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, in an address to the bishops' fall meeting in Baltimore.
(RNS) — “Christ wishes to break down the walls created by the evils of racism,” Bishop George Murry of Youngstown told the U.S. Catholic bishops who are in Baltimore for their annual November meeting.
(RNS) — What is remarkable about the critics of Pope Francis is that during the papacies of John Paul and Benedict, they harshly criticized as dissidents and heretics anyone who questioned papal teaching. It is clear that their loyalty was not to the successor of Peter but to their own theological opinions.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — Churches are reluctant to get involved in tax reform because it is complicated and they fear the impact of reform on themselves and their donors. So it was surprising to see the U.S. Catholic bishops grapple with this controversial topic.
(RNS) — The letter and the writer's subsequent departure as a longtime top adviser to the bishops are the latest salvos in a struggle that pits traditionalists against the pope's fans.
(AP) — Democrats focused on whether Amy Coney Barrett's personal views would override her legal judgment, especially with respect to the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion.
(RNS) The U.S. Catholic bishops want President Trump to consider 'ordinary Cubans' as he scales back on what he calls a one-sided deal with the island nation.
(RNS) In a shift from past opposition, the hierarchy is warning the GOP-controlled Congress not to repeal Obamacare without providing a replacement that provides as much coverage.
WASHINGTON (RNS) A conference featuring leading voices from the U.S. hierarchy may be a preview of a new agenda that opposes Republican plans.
(RNS) The bishops put a Mexican-born archbishop in line to become the first Latino to lead the American hierarchy. But they seemed hesitant to fully endorse Pope Francis' approach.