Activists rally outside U.S. Supreme Court in Washington on June 26 after the court sided with Trinity Lutheran Church in Columbia, Mo., which sued after being denied a state grant for creating a safer playground. (CNS photo/Yuri Gripas, Reuters)
Faith News
June 26, 2017
The Supreme Court said a Lutheran preschool should not be excluded from a state grant program to refurbish its playground surface just because it is a religious entity.
Francesco Cesareo, chairman of the National Review Board, poses for a photo in 2014 during a conference on child protection at the Pontifical Irish College in Rome. (CNS photo/Carol Glatz)
Faith News
June 09, 2017
Church leaders have taken steps to help many find healing as victims of clergy sexual abuse, but there is still work to be done.
President Donald Trump shows his signed Executive Order on Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty during a National Day of Prayer event at the White House in Washington on May 4. (CNS photo/Jim Lo Scalzo, EPA) 
Politics & Society News
May 05, 2017
Many religious leaders viewed President Donald Trump's executive order on religious freedom, which he signed in a White House Rose Garden ceremony on May 4, as a step in the right direction.
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.