Women religious gather outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington on March 23, the day the high court heard oral arguments in religious groups' suit against the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive mandate. (CNS photo/Jim Lo Scalzo, EPA) 
Politics & Society News
April 27, 2017
A year after the Supreme Court returned their cases to lower courts, those fighting Obamacare's contraception requirement still do not have a direction.
The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington is seen on Jan. 31. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn) 
Politics & Society News
April 26, 2017
During oral arguments, the court seemed evenly divided as it examined whether an Alabama death-row inmate should get a new sentencing hearing because he did not have a mental health expert during his sentencing trial more than 30 years ago.
Politics & Society News
April 20, 2017
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops filed an amicus brief supporting the preschool.
A boy attends afternoon prayer in 2016 at a mosque in Sterling, Va. An update to a 2016 study on Catholic perceptions of Islam shows that three in 10 Catholics admit to having unfavorable views about Muslims. (CNS photo/Carlos Barria, Reuters)
Faith News
April 11, 2017
Three in 10 Catholics admit to having unfavorable views about Muslims, Catholics are less likely than other Americans to know a Muslim personally, and nearly 50 percent of Catholics can't name any similarities between Catholicism and Islam.
The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington is seen on Jan. 31. The court sent a Texas death-row case back to lower courts on March 28, saying the inmate's intellectual disability should prevent his execution. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)
Politics & Society News
March 30, 2017
The court's 5-3 decision reversed a Texas appeals court ruling that said inmate Bobby James Moore was not intellectually disabled based on state criteria and could face execution.
Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, attends his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill on March 20 in Washington. (CNS photo/Jonathan Ernst, Reuters)
Politics & Society News
March 22, 2017
The issues of religious liberty and abortion were briefly raised during the Senate confirmation hearings for Judge Neil Gorsuch.
U.S. President Donald Trump chats with students from St. Andrew Catholic School in Orlando, Fla., on March 3. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos also joined the president. (CNS photo/Jonathan Ernst, Reuters)
Politics & Society News
March 20, 2017
Currently, 27 states and the District of Columbia have some type of school choice measure in place and several states have legislation on the table for it this year.
The death chamber table is seen in 2010 at the state penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas. (CNS photo/courtesy Jenevieve Robbins, Texas Department of Criminal Justice handout via Reuters) 
Politics & Society News
February 24, 2017
"This decision reflects the extent to which the death penalty is racially biased and a broken policy," said Karen Clifton,
U.S. President Donald Trump gestures during the National Prayer Breakfast on Feb. 2 in Washington. (CNS photo/Carlos Barria, Reuters) 
Politics & Society News
February 14, 2017
Those opposing the order say it would legalize discrimination and was too far-reaching
Politics & Society News
January 31, 2017
Currently, 27 states and the District of Columbia have some type of school choice measure in place and a number of states have legislation on the table for this year.