More on Civil Law

Shariah 101: What is it and why do states want to ban it?

North Carolina lawmakers on Wednesday (July 24) approved a bill to prohibit judges from considering “foreign laws” in their decisions, … Continued

Troubled Missouri diocese to pay $600,000 abuse settlement

The Catholic diocese in Missouri led by Bishop Robert Finn, who was convicted last year of failing to report a … Continued

Cardinal Dolan and America’s troubled Catholic Church

Cardinal Timothy Dolan waves while processing through St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012. (Seth Wenig — … Continued

In defense of traditional marriage

Americans respect marriage, not only as a crucial institution of civil society but the fundamental building block of all human … Continued

For conservatives, a biblical imperitive for comprehensive immigration reform

As Congress now begins their 113th legislative session, they have many difficult and divisive issues to confront. The issue of … Continued

Voters exercise their liberty of conscience at the polls

AP Partygoers react as balloons fall at an Election Night party in Baltimore on Nov. 6, 2012, after voters passed … Continued

Polygamy may be hot, but in marriage three’s still a crowd

This week, in one of his first public statements since this past summer’s anti-gay-marriage remarks, Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy told … Continued

California bans ‘praying away the gay’ therapies

California became the first state to ban the use for minors of disputed therapies to “overcome” homosexuality, a step hailed … Continued

What’s next for Robert Finn, the first Catholic bishop convicted in sex abuse cover-up

Catholic Bishop Robert W. Finn was found guilty Thursday (Sept. 6) of failing to tell police about a priest suspected … Continued

Pennsylvania pastor and church charged in mock raid, kidnapping

HARRISBURG, Pa. — It was supposed to be a realistic lesson on the dangers missionaries sometimes face overseas. But after … Continued