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Visitors walk past the US Supreme Court building in Washington DC (CNS)

The bishops said the rights of people with religious objections to contraception should be protected

A protester opposed to abortion demonstrates outside a Marie Stopes clinic (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

Inspections at abortion clinics in England have prompted serious concerns about patient welfare

An engineering technician in the control room on board Vanguard-class submarine HMS Vigilant, one of the UK's four nuclear warhead-carrying submarines (PA)

Ahead of Parliament vote on Trident renewal, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales said deploying nuclear weapons ‘does not fit within the Just War tradition’

Democrat members of Congress, including  John Lewis, participate in sit-down protest seeking a vote on gun control measures (Rep John Yarmuth via AP)

Last week’s gun control sit-in highlights how one side of the culture war has successfully linked its opinions to the most contentious periods in US history

The Commission on Religion and Belief in Public Life has released a report on the place of religion in UK society (PA)

Sectarianism is not a self-evident result of religious selection in schools

The Houses of Parliament (Photo: PA)

Leaked Government plans include proposal to sack charity trustees deemed ‘extremist’

Assyrians in Beirut, Lebanon, protest against ISIS atrocities (AP)

Lord Alton has said the killing of Christians in Syria is a ‘genocide that dares not speak its name’

Those who sign up to the register will reportedly be subject to Government-specified training (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

A report by the Daily Telegraph claims the proposal is part of the Government’s anti-extremism strategy

The Catholic bishops have cautioned against extending opening hours on a Sunday (PA)

Spokesman for the Bishops of England and Wales says further deregulation would be a mistake

HMP Wandsworth in London (PA)

Bishop Richard Moth said that British prisons are overcrowded and under-resourced