VATICAN CITY (RNS) Less than a month after saying Catholics don’t have to multiply “like rabbits,” Pope Francis praised big families, telling a gathering in St. Peter’s Square that having more children is not “an irresponsible choice.”
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(RNS) As Pope Francis often does, he is shifting the focus from the “rules” to the principle behind the rules, even on such closed-book issues as birth control.
(RNS) Seven churches in California received notifications from their insurers that elective surgical abortion coverage would be required as part of their employee health plans.
(RNS) The conflict between conscience and authority is the pre-eminent battle underlying the debates at the Vatican’s Synod on the Family.
(RNS) The newest revision by the Obama administration still doesn’t satisfy some religious groups’ objections.
(RNS) Observers remain divided over just how broadly Monday’s Supreme Court decision in the case brought by crafts retailer Hobby Lobby and cabinet maker Conestoga Wood Specialties should be read and whether it could also apply to businesses that aren’t closely held.
WASHINGTON (RNS) In showdown of business owners vs individual choice on free contraception, the public has made its call. Soon the Supreme Court will weigh in.
(RNS) Hobby Lobby President Steve Green, with a life steeped in faith, may be the ideal plaintiff in the looming Supreme Court showdown over religious freedom and the Affordable Cate Act contraception mandate.
(RNS) While religious liberty remains a “core value” in Arizona, Gov. Jan Brewer said Wednesday, “so is non-discrimination.” And therein lies the balancing act that’s at the root of several other disputes.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Anticipation is mounting for a series of closed-door discussions on Thursday and Friday, when the cardinals will hold what are expected to be frank talks about issues such as contraception, cohabitation, gay marriage and whether divorced and remarried Catholics can receive Communion.