Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, archbishop emeritus of Washington, D.C., struck a sore spot among Muslim analysts when he said the social teachings of the Catholic Church are similar to that taught by the Koran and the Islam faith — that both advocate peace.
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By Cheryl Wetzstein - The Washington Times
The leader of the Catholic League said Thursday his group will not march in the 2015 St. Patrick's Day parade in New York City, due to a broken promise involving other marchers. Published September 11, 2014
Religious freedom advocates and human rights officials say the international community needs to provide long-term aid for thousands of Christians fleeing genocide by the Islamic State.
The Supreme Court Wednesday gave the clearest signal yet it is ready to wade once again into the legal war over gay marriage, formally adding a slew of gay marriage cases to the justices' agenda for their closed-door conference on Sept. 29.
Missouri lawmakers overruled Gov. Jay Nixon's veto and passed legislation requiring women to wait three days before obtaining abortions.
Overall acceptance of gays and lesbians in American religious congregations rose significantly between 2006 and 2012, but it declined in Catholic congregations, according to a new survey.
Tim Tebow will make his official debut as a contributor for ABC News' "Good Morning America" on Monday, the network announced.
Couples who end up in New Jersey divorce courts are no longer likely to face "permanent" alimony, according to a law signed Wednesday evening by Gov. Chris Christie.
The Little Sisters of the Poor, an elder-care charity run by nuns, made it crystal-clear late Monday that the Obama administration's latest tweak to a mandate that requires employers to cover birth control will "change nothing of substance" in their courtroom fight against the rule.
The Islamic State's genocide of Christians will have lasting effects not only on the Middle East's culture but on world peace, a panel of Christian leaders and religious freedom advocates warned Tuesday.
S. Truett Cathy, the founder of the Chick-fil-A restaurant chain, died early Monday at the age of 93.
The American Humanist Association kicked off a national campaign to press people to stop pledging allegiance to the U.S. flag, until the phrase "under God" is removed.
Five members of the College of Cardinals have joint-authored a book defending Church doctrine regarding divorced and remarried Catholics, affirming that it is the most merciful approach.
In his homily at Tuesday's Mass, Pope Francis spoke about the love of Christ for his Church, noting how in the Gospel he prayed for his disciples, chose them personally, and remained close to each.
The Vatican announced today that Msgr. Robert W. Oliver will leave his position as promoter of justice to take on a new role as the secretary of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors.
As domestic religious freedom threats reach unprecedented levels, the lay faithful must play an active role in promoting and defending religious liberty, said speakers at a recent conference.
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