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Cardinal Jaime Ortega, a Cuban Bridge to the U.S., Dies at 82

Cardinal Jaime Lucas Ortega y Alamino, the former archbishop of Havana, who helped re-establish relations between…

Supreme Court Allows 40-Foot Peace Cross Honoring War Dead on State Property

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that a 40-foot cross honoring soldiers who died…

‘So Help Me God’ No More: Democrats Give House Traditions a Makeover

WASHINGTON — The witness rose from her seat, raised her right hand and swore to tell…

Trump Administration Strengthens ‘Conscience Rule’ for Health Care Workers

ImageVice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen, at a National Day of Prayer service in…

What the Notre-Dame Fire Reveals About the Soul of France

PARIS — France, a fundamentally Roman Catholic country whose citizens rarely attend Mass, understands the story…

She Wears a Head Scarf. Is Quebec Derailing Her Career?

MONTREAL — Maha Kassef, 35, an ambitious elementary school teacher, aspires to become a principal. But…

Quebec Proposes Bill Banning Public Employees From Wearing Head Scarves at Work

MONTREAL — The Quebec government on Thursday proposed a bill banning public schoolteachers, judges, police officers…

DeVos Moves to Ease Church-State Rules in Education

WASHINGTON — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced Monday that she will no longer enforce a provision…

Supreme Court Won’t Hear Case on Church Repairs Using Tax Money

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court announced Monday that it would not hear a case about whether…

A Sports Hijab Has France Debating the Muslim Veil, Again

PARIS — Plans by a major sporting goods company in France to sell a hijab designed…

Supreme Court Seems Ready to Allow Cross Honoring War Dead

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court seemed ready on Wednesday to allow a 40-foot cross honoring soldiers…

40-Foot Cross Divides a Community and Prompts a Supreme Court Battle

BLADENSBURG, Md. — In the back room of the Colmar Manor American Legion post, about a…