Among the issues Mulvaney discussed were "the common good for Catholics in the United States," Murray told EWTN News Nightly.
"On the pro-life issue, Mick Mulvaney was very clear. He said President Trump pledged to be the pro-life president, and so far he has over-delivered, and he will continue to over-deliver," Murray said, and everyone "in the room was excited about the administration's not letting up on making the unborn a critical issue, now and hopefully in the election."
Other issues were also covered at the briefing on Monday, including pornography and the opioid crisis.
Reilly said that "one other thing that was clearly resonating was the whole pornography issue, and wanting more action to try to enforce existing obscenity laws." Four members of Congress recently wrote the Department of Justice, asking Attorney General William Barr to enforce existing obscenity laws and prosecute pornographers.
The contribution of faith-based organizations to fighting the opioid epidemic also reportedly came up.
"The administration talked about their desire to make sure that faith-based addiction treatment was not overlooked in the admin's commitment to addressing the fentanyl and opioid crisis," Murray said.
Attendees also had a chance to make their voices heard on various matters important to them. Stephen D. Minnis, president of Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas, said in a Sunday press release that the chief message he planned to deliver to the White House was that "Catholic organizations should be allowed to provide the services only they can provide."
Minnis said he planned to warn of three trends threatening Catholic institutions: regulations requiring them to take public stances that are contradictory with the Catholic faith, "free college" promises that would "undermine" Catholic education, and the right of Catholic organizations to "free exercise" of religion in public and "not just right to worship."
Reilly said he also raised "the concern about the National Labor Relations Board, which for decades has been asserting jurisdiction over Catholic education."
Matt Hadro was the political editor at Catholic News Agency through October 2021. He previously worked as CNA senior D.C. correspondent and as a press secretary for U.S. Congressman Chris Smith.