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  • Judge Richard Holwell, weighs in on the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that employers can refuse to pay for contraception coverage for employees. Holwell says it's a 1st amendment issue that should have little impact on Obamacare. Judge Holwell also comments on the labor union fee decision.

  • SCOTUS: Employers can refuse contraception coverage  Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 10:20 AM ET
    The U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.

    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled employers can refuse to pay for contraception coverage for employees. CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports the details.

  • Key facts about the group wreaking havoc in Iraq Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 12:33 PM ET
    This undated file image posted on a militant website on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 shows fighters from the al-Qaida linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) marching in Raqqa, Syria.

    While seizing key Iraqi cities has catapulted ISIS onto the world’s radar, the Sunni group has been around for years. NBC News reports.

  • Repercussions of Cantor defeat  Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood provides insight into how Washington is wrapping its head around David Brat's upset of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.

  • Elephant in the room at Virginia primary  Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 6:10 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood provides insight to what some say may have played a role in the defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor by tea party challenger David Brat in the Virginia Republican primary.

  • Blair: 'Warped' religious views jeopardize future Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | 12:34 PM ET
    Tony Blair

    Former British prime minister Tony Blair says ensuring security in areas shaken by extremism starts with rooting out "poisonous" ideologies.

  • Pope says 'door is open' to rethink priest celibacy Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | 8:08 AM ET

    Pope Francis says priestly celibacy is up for discussion.

  • 1 million homes: Arab builder scores massive deal Monday, 10 Mar 2014 | 1:41 PM ET
    Egyptian  Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi, right, looks at plans of the new housing initiative with Arabtec CEO Hasan Abdullah Ismaik during the signing ceremony in Cairo on Sunday.

    UAE's Arabtec signed a $40-billion pact to build a million homes in Egypt, a deal that has major political implications.

  • Chart of the Day: Religious giving slides Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    A report from Giving USA Foundation shows that donations made to American religious organizations have slowed of late.

  • Religious liberties for businesses?  Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is likely to veto the anti-gay measure of a bill that would allow businesses to refuse service due to religious beliefs. Cathy Ruse, Family Research Council, and Josh Barro, MSNBC contributor, weigh in.

  • Vatican monsignor faces new money laundering charge Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 | 6:55 AM ET
    The Vatican

    Monsignor Nunzio Scarano, now on trial for an alleged plot to smuggle 20 million euros, was charged with laundering millions through the Vatican bank.

  • Nader and theologians: Not so fast, Mr. Langone Friday, 10 Jan 2014 | 9:58 AM ET
    Ralph Nader (L) and Ken Langone (R)

    Some Catholic theologians backed by activist Ralph Nader are criticizing billionaire Ken Langone for comments to CNBC about potential church fundraising problems.

  • Nader vs. Langone on minimum wage  Friday, 10 Jan 2014 | 7:53 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports a group of Catholic theologians backed by Ralph Nader has penned a letter to Ken Langone criticizing him and asking his support for a hike in the minimum wage.

  • The pope was right-ish — but here's the problem Friday, 3 Jan 2014 | 8:00 AM ET
    Moses Maimonides

    The pope had a good message on the poor but his attack on capitalism was hard to digest. You know who we need now? A Medieval Jewish rabbi.

  • Catholicism and capitalism  Tuesday, 31 Dec 2013 | 1:23 PM ET

    Will the Pope's comments on capitalism and the "idolatry of money" hurt the church's drive to raise money for the restoration of St. Patrick's Cathedral? CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports roughly $100 million of the $180 million needed has been raised.

  • The Pope and St. Patrick's Cathedral  Tuesday, 31 Dec 2013 | 11:16 AM ET

    Worries are increasing that recent negative comments from Pope Francis about capitalism may hinder fundraising efforts for the renovation of New York City's St. Patrick's Cathedral, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • Cardinal Dolan responds to donor concerns  Tuesday, 31 Dec 2013 | 7:52 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Carbrera reports on whether recent comments from the Pope will make it harder for the Catholic Church to raise money from the wealthy.

  • Cardinal Dolan on Pope's capitalism comments  Tuesday, 31 Dec 2013 | 6:17 AM ET

    Cardinal Timothy Dolan shares his views about the free markets after Pope Francis generated controversy over his comments about capitalism, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • Pope's sharp words make a wealthy donor hesitate  Monday, 30 Dec 2013 | 7:15 PM ET

    Amid a $180 million renovation of St. Patrick's Cathedral, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of the Archdiocese of New York sits down with CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera to discuss Pope Francis's remarks about capitalism.

  • Pope not thinking about benefactors: Greenberg  Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 4:36 PM ET

    CNBC's Herb Greenberg, Simon Hobbs, Seema Mody and CNBC contributor Greg Ip discuss Pope Francis' criticism on capitalism and high salaries.