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

The court vacated earlier rulings against two Catholic entities’ legal challenges to the federal contraceptive mandate

A man enters Pfizer's world headquarters, in New York (AP)

Pfizer has said it will restrict the availability of drugs that might be used to make compounds for lethal injections to US government agencies

Jon Rogers, a spokesman for St Frances X Cabrini, walks past a stained glass window at the church (AP)

Protestors had hoped to reverse a decision by the Archdiocese of Boston to close St Frances X Cabrini church

A sign for an all-gender bathroom is displayed at the Naropa University Nalanda Campus in Boulder, Colorado (AP)

The chairmen of two US Catholic bishops’ committees have spoken out after the administration issued a directive last week

Gov Robert Bentley (AP)

Gov Robert Bentley signed a second bill that prohibits abortion clinics from operating within 2,000 feet of schools

Pope Francis shakes hands with the Archbishop Christophe Pierre (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool photo via AP)

Archbishop Christophe Pierre met Pope Francis at the Vatican last week

Gov Phil Bryant (AP)

Gov Phil Bryant has signed into law the Unborn Child Protection From Dismemberment Abortion Act

The Capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri

High profile corporations join coalition campaigning against legislation that would protect businesses objecting on religious grounds to same-sex marriages

Archbishop Blasé Cupich of Chicago  (CNS)

The Archbishop of Chicago welcomed the publication of the Pope’s apostolic exhortation

Gov Phil Bryant (AP)

Gov Phil Bryant signed the law allowing businesses to refuse to serve same-sex couples