| Nov 11, 2013
| 2:00 AM
The nation's top Catholic bishops will convene this week in Baltimore to choose a new leader, a decision that will help set the course for an American church striving to build its appeal while grappling with stances on immigration and contraception...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 4:11 PM
At a time when the nation's top Roman Catholic leaders have been making headlines with their stands on religious liberty and immigration reform, Cardinal Timothy Dolan opened this year's convention of United States Conference of Catholic Bishops by...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 7:15 PM
The nation's Roman Catholic bishops took a step Tuesday toward aligning themselves with Pope Francis, selecting as their next president Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Ky. — a man who built a career on a foundation of personal faith and...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 8:15 PM
—The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to jump into a growing legal dispute between businesses run by conservative Christians and the Obama administration over whether a company must pay for birth control drugs that conflict with its owner's religious...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 1:45 PM
As gay marriage legislation picks up momentum across the country, New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan said the Roman Catholic Church is losing the fight because it's been "caricatured as anti-gay."
Dolan, a charismatic cardinal who until recently was...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 10:04 AM
Everyone knows that Catholic hospitals don’t perform elective abortions. Incomprehensibly, Catholic hospitals even fall afoul of the church if they perform an abortion to save a mother’s life.
But are they negligent if they fail to merely...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 5:49 PM
VATICAN CITY — President Obama visited Pope Francis for the first time Thursday, a meeting the White House hoped would amplify the two men's shared concern about economic inequality rather than the president's conflicts with the Roman Catholic...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 2:52 PM
NOGALES, Ariz.—It had been years since Maria Miranda of Tucson attended Catholic Mass with her son Jorge Lopez.
Tuesday they finally did. But they were separated by the U.S.-Mexico border fence in southern Arizona.
"I'm just a couple of bars, a...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 9:01 PM
NOGALES, Ariz. — It had been years since Maria Miranda of Tucson attended Catholic Mass with her son Jorge Lopez.
On Tuesday, they finally did. But they were separated by the U.S.-Mexico border fence in southern Arizona.
"I'm just a couple of...
| Feb 6, 2014
Re "The pope, the pill and the court," Opinion, Jan. 30
Malcolm Potts' claims about contraception are not uncontested. Whether nuns are prescribed hormonal medication has nothing to do with any church teaching on contraception. It is a matter between...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 7:40 PM
It was a busy day Monday for arguments over same-sex marriage's legality at the state level across the country.
Perhaps the biggest news came out of Nevada, where the attorney general and governor announced that the state would no longer defend its...