From Confederate memorials to "problematic" literature in schools, communities across the country are wrestling with how to acknowledge the past and its imperfections without offending the sensibilities of modern schoolchildren and their teachers, with most solutions employing one of the three R's: remove, rename, revise.
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By Ashley McGuire and Andrea Picciotti-Bayer
President Trump just introduced to the nation his nominee for the next justice on the U.S. Supreme Court: Brett Kavanaugh. Judge Kavanaugh then introduced the nation to someone perhaps a bit unexpected: Monsignor John Enzler. In a short and poignant speech that revealed Judge Kavanaugh's biggest priorities, faith and family, he highlighted his mother and father, his wife and children, and the president and CEO of Catholic Charities D.C. Published July 17, 2018
Major League Baseball brings its annual summer All-Star classic to our nation's capital this week.
The Rev. Franklin Graham is headed to the United Kingdom to preach on the spiritual pitfalls of "sex, drugs, money, even religion," but Blackpool bus company powers-who-be, facing pressure from LGBTQ activists, have pulled his advertisements about hoping in Jesus from their transit system.
The most recent of these disgusting assaults is being launched against Rep. Jim Jordan, the Ohio Republican who is widely viewed as a leading contender for speaker of the House.
The federal health department said Friday there are 2,551 more children who may need to be reunited with their parents by July 26, laying out the parameters of the gargantuan task ahead of them.
The government pays for thousands of detention beds for illegal immigrant families, but nearly 40 percent of them were sitting unused in late June, even as the Department of Homeland Security was rushing to release parents and children into communities.
"At the heart of liberty is the right to define one's own concept of existence, of meaning, of the universe and the mystery of human life."
The Bible remains a fixture in American culture and lifestyle according to the "State of the Bible" survey, an annual poll conducted by the Barna Group, a California-based research organization, and the American Bible Society.
The federal government has caught at least five adults whose claims to be parents of illegal immigrant children were disproven with DNA tests. Eight more had serious criminal records, including murder and kidnapping charges, that made them unfit to take back their own children, the government said Tuesday.
President Trump nominated federal appeals court Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court Monday night, setting up a furious partisan confirmation battle as he seeks to move the high court firmly under conservatives' control for decades to come.
Saying the country was burned by past nominees, Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer insisted Monday that President Trump's Supreme Court pick must detail his personal views on abortion in order to win confirmation.
President Trump rejected accusations on Monday from a New York Times report that said the U.S. worked against a breastfeeding amendment at the World Health Assembly.
Rep. Pramila Jayapal said Monday that immigrant parents were given the wrong list of children by the Trump administration.
Prince William and his wife Catherine's third child Prince Louis will be christened and he will have six godparents.
Homeland Security is preparing to release dozens of immigrant parents from custody this week in order to reunite them with their young children, blaming a judge's deadline for forcing them to reimpose the catch-and-release policy the Trump administration was trying to end.
President Trump is set to announce his Supreme Court pick Monday, appointing a jurist who has the chance to set the highest court on a new trajectory and deliver decisions to which conservatives have been looking forward for generations.
Migrant families continued to pour across the U.S.-Mexico border in June, according to the latest numbers, a signal that the government's threat to jail parents and separate them from their children didn't stop them from making the attempt.
Republican Rep. Leonard Lance of New Jersey shared on Friday a lack of confidence in the Trump administration's ability to reunite families separated at the border.
Pope Francis is urging governments to make good on their commitments to curb climate change, warning that continued unsustainable development and rampant consumption threaten to turn the Earth into a vast pile of "rubble, deserts and refuse."
The federal government will have to cut corners on safety checks in order to meet a federal judge's "extreme" deadlines to reunify families separated at the border, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said Thursday.
The U.S. Health and Human Services Department chided members of Congress on Tuesday for all the demands to visit the dorms where illegal immigrant children are staying, saying the hundreds of hours it took to show facilities to lawmakers could have been better spent reuniting parents and children.
The Trump administration Tuesday scrapped an Obama-era policy that encouraged colleges to consider race in admissions decisions, saying the push for affirmative action went too far.
A State Department employee has pleaded guilty to producing thousands of child pornography videos over a two-year period, the Department of Justice announced.
A record low number of adults reported they're proud to be Americans, though a majority are still hopeful for the country, according to two Gallup polls released recently.
When students applied last year to start a Young Americans for Liberty chapter at the University of California Berkeley, they were told the organization was "too similar to Cal Libertarians."
President Trump ordered U.S. flags flown at half-staff Tuesday in honor of five journalists killed in Annapolis, Maryland, after the town's mayor said the president initially declined his request.
The most senior Roman Catholic cleric to be convicted of covering up child sex abuse was sentenced to 12 months in detention by an Australian court Tuesday in a landmark case welcomed by some abuse survivors as a strong warning to institutions that fail to protect children.
The retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy from the U.S. Supreme Court is about to bring a 60-year battle to a head.
This past week, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a self-proclaimed socialist, won the Democratic primary for a congressional seat in New York. Why would a sane person advocate a political movement that was responsible for well over a hundred million deaths in the last century, as well as untold misery? By her comments, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez revealed a couple of things about herself. The first is an ignorance of history — because it is unlikely that she really meant to be an advocate for a cause that often results in mass death and destruction — and that she is unable to think beyond stage 1, or the first order effect of a policy.
In announcing his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination in November 1979, Ronald Reagan spoke eloquently about his vision for America. In his address, he acknowledged that an unease, a "malaise" President Jimmy Carter had called it, seemed to pervade the country.
The mission of the pro-life movement has always been to "love them both" — protecting the innate human dignity of both mother and child. There is no better example of carrying out this mission than pro-life pregnancy care centers, the kind involved in the Supreme Court case NIFLA v. Becerra. In that case the right of pregnancy care centers to continue providing compassionate, life-affirming care to expectant mothers and their babies was just upheld.
The husbands and wives of military service members face a whopping 26 percent unemployment rate and a 25 percent wage gap compared with their civilian counterparts, according to the Pentagon's figures.
UPDATED Nearly a decade after D.C.'s water authority levied a "Clean Rivers" surcharge to help clean up local waterways, faith community leaders say that ever-rising rates have forced them to cut back on services, lay off staff and -- in at least 30 cases -- move out or shut down completely.
"I can go to jail!" said one mother enthusiastically, as a crowd of protesters gathered near Capitol Hill. "But you'll need to pick up my kids this afternoon, so don't get yourself arrested," she admonished another mother standing nearby.
Want to know everything you need to know about why America's great, in the span of a few short paragraphs Read Patrick Henry's "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" speech. It's America, personified; it's Americans, at their best.
The pending Supreme Court vacancy and its implications for abortion law has become a battleground already in Pennsylvania's Senate race between incumbent Democratic Sen. Bob Casey and his Republican challenger, Rep. Lou Barletta.
It's looking like a long, hot summer for Sen. Susan M. Collins, the famously moderate Maine Republican who represents the Democratic Party's best hope for a defection on President Trump's pivotal Supreme Court nomination.
Freedom is, once again, on the march in the United States of America.
Iran seems to be a perpetual case of the good, the bad and the ugly. Ugly is the regime, an extremist sectarian system that has caused untold misery to its own people and others. Bad is the challenge of dealing with a potential Iranian nuclear weapon.
The Do No Harm Act, proposed by several Democrats in the U.S. Senate ranging from the far left to the farther left, is a sneaky case of mislabeling. If there were truth in marketing, it would be called the Do A Lot of Harm Act.
Pro-life and pro-choice activists agree that Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement from the Supreme Court opens the door to rolling back the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that created a constitutional right to abortion.
A federal judge on Thursday temporarily blocked a new Indiana law's requirement that medical providers report detailed patient information to the state if they treat women for complications arising from abortions.
Michael Kadar, an American-Israeli teenager coined the "JCC hoax bomber," was found guilty Thursday in connection with making thousands of threats against targets including Jewish community centers throughout the U.S. and the Israel Embassy in Washington, D.C.
CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin says the retirement of Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy means Roe v. Wade will be reversed in the next year and a half.
Sen. Jeff Merkley said he's "worried" about the future of abortion now that Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, a crucial swing vote on the high court, announced his retirement Wednesday.
A San Diego federal judge has ordered the Trump administration to reunite illegal-immigrant children with their parents in the coming few weeks.
You've heard of the glass ceiling, but apparently there's also a ceiling preventing qualified Asian-American students from getting into elite universities.
California can't force pro-life crisis pregnancy centers to promote abortion as a health care option, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday, saying the state's attempt to do so violated the groups' First Amendment speech rights.
Prince William started his busy Israel tour Tuesday with a visit to Jerusalem's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and meetings with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Foster care advocates say the government won't likely be able to reunite thousands of children separated from parents who crossed the border illegally, and some will end up in an American foster care system that is stacked against Latinos and other minorities.
The Supreme Court vacated a state ruling Monday that found Barronelle Stutzman, the 73-year-old owner of Arlene's Flowers in Richland, Washington, violated state law by refusing to service a same-sex wedding ceremony.
Sen. Cory Booker says there is "nothing wrong with confronting" Trump administration officials in public -- as long as it is done "with love."
The Philippine president, notorious for having cursed the pope and world leaders like former U.S. President Barack Obama, has sparked new outrage by calling God "stupid" in Asia's largest Catholic country.
More young people who are overweight aren't trying to lose weight, according to new research highlighting how this trend compromises future opportunities to prevent the next obese generation.
Even as many religious organizations, from liberal to conservative, denounced the Trump administration's policy of separating immigrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border, some major advocacy groups that depict themselves as "pro-family" declined to join in the criticism.
Governments around the world continue to increase restrictions on religious belief and practice, according to a survey published Thursday.
President Trump said the "I really don't care, do u?" jacket first lady Melania Trump wore while boarding a plane to Texas to visit illegal-immigrant detention camps was a jibe at the media.
An investigator said Wednesday the children of a California couple facing torture and abuse charges were so malnourished that their 11-year-old daughter had arms the size of an infant.
Pope Francis on Thursday encouraged Christians to work together to further peace and justice in the world and resist the temptation to use religious differences as excuses to thwart unity as he made a visit to Geneva, one of the first cities to embrace the Protestant Reformation.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gave birth to a daughter Thursday and posted a message welcoming the healthy newborn "to our village."
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President Trump is hosting his first Iftar dinner Wednesday night at the White House to mark one of the religious observances of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, a gesture that was met with surprise and criticism among some U.S. Muslims.
The Christian baker at the center of Tuesday's Supreme Court ruling in a religious-liberty case said Tuesday on the "Today" show that he was "thrilled" with the outcome.
The Supreme Court held Monday a Christian baker's religious liberty was violated when Colorado's Civil Rights Commission penalized him for refusing to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.
A federal court has ruled that printing "In God We Trust" on U.S. currency doesn't amount to a religious endorsement and therefore doesn't violate the U.S. Constitution.
First lady Melania Trump rolled out an agenda Monday that focused on enhancing the well-being of children, soldiering on in her duties against one of the Washington press corps' most hostile receptions for a first lady and rabid news coverage of the president's alleged infidelity with adult film actress Stormy Daniels.
President Trump signed an executive order Thursday creating a White House office on faith initiatives that will help to ensure religious groups have access to government funding.
For 108 years, the Boy Scouts of America's flagship program has been known simply as the Boy Scouts. With girls soon entering the ranks, the group says that iconic name will change.
Cecile Richards received a hero's send-off on her last day as president of Planned Parenthood, but pro-life activists say her uncompromising stance on abortion and alliance with the Democratic Party have left the organization on shaky ground.
Babies born to teenage mothers reached an historic low between 2015 and 2016, with the birth rate continuously declining for mothers between the ages of 10 and 19 years old, according to new data released on Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Babies born using assisted reproductive technology increased in 2016, with 71,296 births counted from the efforts of 377 clinics in the U.S., according to preliminary data from the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology.
Pro-life activists say a federal judiciary freshly stocked with Trump appointees presents the best legal landscape in decades to overturn the 1973 ruling that created a constitutional right to abortion.
This work presents issues of faith from the perspective of Screwtape, a fictional devil, in a letter to his nephew Wormwood, a junior tempter.
A Planned Parenthood affiliate in Pennsylvania says Disney needs to create a princess whose story includes having an abortion.
"I Can Only Imagine" scored $17 million over the weekend, tapping an often underserved audience that has flocked in recent years to other Christian-themed movies such as "God Isn't Dead" and "Heaven Is for Real."
A large bipartisan majority of Americans believe that Washington is controlled by a "Deep State" of unelected government officials, according to a new poll.