When the Supreme Court June 26 ruled that marriage licenses cannot be denied to same-sex couples... it left many unanswered questions.
Des Moines Bishop Richard E. Pates encouraged Catholic Iowans to take advantage of the state's first-in-the-nation role in the presidential electoral process to keep in mind the issue of caring for the environment.
The archbishop called Pope Francis' visit "a true gift for all regardless of faith tradition."
Witnesses at a Capitol Hill hearing urged Congress to pass a reauthorization measure that would keep funding going for transplant programs that use adult stem cells from bone marrow and cord blood to treat diseases…
Religious freedom is "the human right that guarantees all other rights," Miami Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski said July 4 in his homily at the closing Mass of the U.S. bishops' fourth annual Fortnight for Freedom.
In a 5-4 decision, the court said states must license same-sex marriage.
More than 1.5 million people are expected for the Mass with Pope Francis in Philadelphia this September, said organizers of the next World Meeting of Families.
A 6-3 majority of the Supreme Court June 25 upheld tax subsidies for participants in health care exchanges run by the federal government in states that refused to create them.
U.S. Catholic leaders lauded Pope Francis for his encyclical, "Laudato Si', on Care for Our Common Home."
The tragic taking of nine lives at a historically black church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, brought an outpouring of solidarity, compassion and sorrow from around the country.