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Scientists and faith leaders agree: It's time to scale back nuclear arms

May 6, 2016

A coalition of scientists and faith leaders has called on President Barack Obama to take “meaningful” steps to reduce the... Read more

President Barack Obama meets with Pope Francis for a private audience at the Vatican, March 27, 2014 (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza).

Pope Francis to visit White House Sept. 23

Mar 26, 2015

U.S. officials have confirmed that Pope Francis will make a stop at the White House to meet with President Barack... Read more

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NASCAR, Obama, religious freedom: This year's DC prayer breakfast

Feb 5, 2015

By Matt Hadro

Thursday’s National Prayer Breakfast brought together representatives of varied faith backgrounds in the nation’s capital to pray and hear testimonies... Read more

President Barack Obama delivers a statement in the Rose Garden of the White House. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza.

Call for religious exemption from ENDA draws diverse support

Jul 3, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

A diverse group of religious leaders – including some who worked on President Obama’s re-election campaign – are asking for... Read more

President Barack Obama gives his weekly address, May 5, 2012.

Obama praises influence of Saints John XXIII, John Paul II

Apr 28, 2014

U.S. president Barack Obama issued a statement Monday noting the canonization of both John XXIII and John Paul II over... Read more

U.S. President Barack Obama.

Obama says Pope Francis is a reminder of human dignity

Apr 15, 2014

Speaking at the 2014 Easter Prayer Breakfast at the White House, U.S. President Barack Obama reflected on his recent meeting... Read more

Pope Francis and U.S. President Barack Obama during a meeting in the Vatican, March 27, 2014.

Pope, Obama discuss relations between Church and State

Mar 27, 2014

By Elise Harris

During the March 27 meeting between Pope Francis and President Barack Obama, the two exchanged cordial discussion regarding the state... Read more

President Barack Obama gives his weekly address, May 5, 2012.

Economy dominates 2014 State of the Union address

Jan 28, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

Economic inequality was a major focus of U.S. President Barack Obama’s 2014 State of the Union address, delivered Jan. 28... Read more

President Barack Obama. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza.

Pope's humility, empathy draw praise from President Obama

Oct 3, 2013

U.S. President Barack Obama said that he admires Pope Francis for his spiritual leadership, and in particular for his love,... Read more

Dr. Anne Hendershott.

Catholic professor says IRS audit deterred her criticisms of Obama

May 16, 2013

By Kevin J. Jones

A Catholic professor says that an IRS audit that may have been politically motivated made her much less likely to... Read more

Abby Johnson

Obama's Planned Parenthood claims rejected by former employee

May 1, 2013

By Kevin J. Jones

Although President Barack Obama told a Planned Parenthood conference last week that abortion opponents are stuck in the past, former... Read more

President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol on Feb. 12, 2013. Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy.

State of the Union speeches recognize role of family

Feb 13, 2013

The importance of strong families for the well-being of society was discussed by leaders of both political parties as President... Read more