WASHINGTON (RNS) “Certainly, the things that you hear and read about this case are unsettling,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said about the grizzly details emerging from the trial of Philadelphia abortion provider Kermit Gosnell.
WASHINGTON (RNS) A White House advisory council of faith leaders is urging the creation of a global fund to address trafficking and a new labeling system to help identify goods that were not created with slave labor.
A who’s who of Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox leaders joined President Obama in the East Room of the White House Friday (April 5) for the Easter Prayer Breakfast.
WASHINGTON (RNS) As he gathered with clergy at the White House Friday, President Obama recounted personal details of his recent Holy Land trip, calling it a chance to experience “the eternal spirit of Easter” and feel closer to Jesus.
(RNS) Church-state expert Melissa Rogers will be the new director of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships.
(RNS) The nation’s Catholic bishops on Thursday (Feb. 7) rejected the Obama administration’s latest proposals to broaden the religious exemptions and accommodations in regulations that will require insurance companies or employers to provide free birth control coverage.
HuffPo and CNN are reporting that the Presidential Inaugural Committee has selected the longtime rector of the “Church of the Presidents” to give the benediction at President Obama’s inauguration next week. By Kevin Eckstrom.
(RNS) The White House’s online petition service features a bid to designate the Catholic Church as a hate group for its opposition to gay rights, and has generated almost as many press releases as signatures. By David Gibson.