New federal health care rules that require church-affiliated employers to cover birth control for workers violate First Amendment free speech guarantees, the Archdiocese of Washington said Monday in announcing it was joining a series of suits nationwide against the mandate.
A federal appeals court heard arguments Friday on whether it’s unconstitutional for two Maryland communities to require anti-abortion pregnancy counseling centers to post signs stating that they do not provide medical services.
A Maryland woman says a priest refused her communion during her mother’s funeral. She alleges the priest had an issue with her sexual orientation.
Contraception controversy. A showdown between the White House and the Catholic Church is heating up over the president’s mandate to make birth control free.
Catholic leaders are outraged. New federal health care mandates say religious organizations must include birth control coverage in their health plans. But the leader of Baltimore Catholics says that will never happen.
The Archdiocese of Baltimore is preparing to sell the second-oldest Catholic church in Baltimore.
There’s new insight into a sex scandal involving a local Catholic priest. He faces indecent exposure charges after police found him partially naked in an adult store.
Arguments have been postponed in two cases in which Maryland anti-abortion pregnancy counseling centers claim that government ordinances requiring them to post certain disclaimers infringe on their constitutional rights.
In light of the recent Penn State scandal, sex abuse victims are calling for action. In Baltimore, they took on the Catholic Church. Protesters urged the clergy to support tougher laws for people who don’t report sexual abuse.
U.S. Roman Catholic bishops vowed Monday to defend their religious liberty in the face of growing acceptance of gay marriage and what they called attempts by secularists to marginalize faith.
The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops says the church should not be dismissed as an outmoded bureaucracy.
The Roman Catholic archbishop of Baltimore urged Gov. Martin O’Malley last month not to sponsor same-sex marriage legislation because it “deeply conflicts” with the governor’s Catholic faith, but O’Malley responded that he has a public obligation to change unjust laws.