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Pro-life Democrats appeal to Jimmy Carter to save the Hyde Amendment

The group Democrats for Life of America is appealing to former President Jimmy Carter in its effort to preserve the... Read more

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HHS nominee won’t say if parents can refuse child’s gender transitioning

A nominee for assistant health secretary on Thursday wouldn’t say if government officials can intervene when parents refuse their child’s... Read more

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USCCB: Equality Act would ‘punish’ religious groups opposed to gender ideology

The U.S. bishops’ conference (USCCB) has come out in opposition to the Equality Act, which was introduced in the U.S.... Read more

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Democrats for Life: Some PR firms fear ‘backlash’ for working with pro-life candidates

Pro-life Democratic political candidates have encountered resistance from some public relations firms not willing to work with them, one pro-life... Read more

U.S. bishops deplore Biden's 'grevious' repeal of pro-life policies

Leading U.S. bishops decried President Biden’s repeal of pro-life policies on Thursday.  Read more

US Capitol dome with flag.

Members of Congress come out in support of Hyde Amendment

Nearly 200 members of Congress have signed a letter supporting bans on taxpayer funding of abortions.  Read more

Pope Francis greets then-U.S. Vice President Joe Biden at the Vatican in this April 29, 2016.

Pope Francis prays Biden will respect 'dignity of every person' in inauguration message

In a message to Joe Biden on inauguration day, Pope Francis said he is praying the new United States president... Read more

Rome, Italy - June 28, 2013: Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, of San Francisco, in Rome on June 28

Archbishop Cordileone prays for Biden, states his support for USCCB president

The Archbishop of San Francisco on Wednesday stated his support for the U.S. bishops’ conference (USCCB) president, who had noted... Read more

Kansas State Senate President Susan Wagle.

‘Go fix those problems’: Why four Catholics are willing to serve in local public office 

Public office is often thankless and demanding. Here's why four Catholics think it's a noble calling.  Read more

Benjamin Watson speaking at the 2017 March for Life in Washington, D.C.

Listen to Black community to build pro-life consensus, Black pro-life leader says

Pro-life leaders should prioritize listening and understanding in order to make inroads in the Black community, Black pro-life advocate Benjamin... Read more

Illinois Congressman Dan Lipinski.

'No higher calling': Lipinski says he is proud of pro-life record

Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.) conceded his primary race on Wednesday, saying that he stood by his pro-life principles even if... Read more

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia speaks about the 2015 World Meeting of Families during a press conference at the Vatican Press Office, March 25, 2014.

'Never accept' separation of faith from political engagement, Chaput says

Christians are called to win the battle of ideas and values in secular society, Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput said Tuesday.  Read more

Cardinal Raymond Burke at the EWTN studio in Rome during the canonizations of Popes St John Paul II and St John XXIII.

Cardinal Burke corrects LifeSiteNews: 'I have never worked with Steve Bannon'

In a statement today, Cardinal Raymond Burke issued a correction to a now-removed LifeSiteNews article, which claimed that Burke was... Read more

St Louis University: employee who signed abortion rights letter apologized, retracted support

A group of 180 business leaders this week signed an open letter, published June 10 as a full-page advertisement in... Read more

The US capitol building.

Congressional Democrats back taxpayer-funded abortion – but dodge a fight

Though a majority of Americans oppose taxpayer-funded abortion, leading Democrats in Congress have repeated their opposition to the Hyde Amendment... Read more

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia speaks at the Holy See press office, March 25, 2014.

Archbishop Chaput: Abortion a perverse ‘sacrament' for Democratic Party leaders

Joe Biden, the former senator and vice president and now a Democratic presidential hopeful, once represented a more moderate position... Read more

Pope Francis and U.S. vice president Joe Biden in Vatican City, April 29, 2016.

Under pressure, Biden now supports federal abortion funding

The 1976 Hyde Amendment prohibits the use of Medicaid funds for most abortions. Biden, who voted as a senator in... Read more

US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) officially launched her presidential campaign outside Trump Tower, New York City, March, 2019.

Democratic presidential hopeful: 'Church is wrong on abortion, priests, LGBT'

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) has said that she disputes Church teaching on the priesthood, sexuality, and abortion.  Read more

Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury preaches at St. Columba's Church in Chester, Feb. 15, 2014. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Shrewsbury.

Easter can correct society's 'bitterness and intolerance' – English bishop

Easter is not a time for political debate, but is rather an opportunity to encounter the pinnacle of the faith... Read more

Illinois Congressman Dan Lipinski

Pro-life Democrat Lipinski faces another primary challenge

Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-IL), narrowly defeated challenger Marie Newman in 2018 by 2,145 votes.  He will face her again in... Read more