Teams of reporters are cornering candidates in Iowa and New Hampshire, and pressing them to pay attention to issues that are often ignored.
Citing the work of historians that demonstrates the constant evolution of the institution, the U.S. Supreme Court decides to recognize a constitutional right to same-sex unions.
Americans with disabilities are victims of violent crimes at nearly three times the rate of their peers.
Francis' quiet push toward inclusiveness continues.
Giving the anti-vaccine advocate a platform is dangerous.
Instead, he was emphasizing the openness of the Catholic Church, which is perhaps even more important.
Cardinal O'Malley's boycott over a commencement speaker's pro-choice position exposes inconsistencies in the way the Catholic Church is responding to those who break with its teachings.
The new pope's namesakes traveled and preached, but they also listened. Will the new pontiff emulate the two most famous Francises in Catholic history?
Why a slow election might mean a dark-horse candidate, and other clues from past conclaves.