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‘Gravely disappointed’: U.S. bishops respond to passage of the same-sex marriage act

Dec 1, 2022

By Peter Pinedo

Bishop Robert Barron authored a statement urging members of Congress to reject the “misnamed” Respect for Marriage Act passed by... Read more

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Will Biden's Inflation Reduction Act work? Here's what cash-strapped families need to know

Aug 10, 2022

By Edie Heipel

The Inflation Reduction Act promises Americans relief from rising prices, but the massive $485 billion bill has drawn criticism from... Read more

Then-Indiana Congressional candidate Jackie Walorski speaks during the Republican National Convention on Aug, 28, 2012, in Tampa, Florida.

Rep. Jackie Walorski, killed in car accident, leaves behind pro-life legacy 

Aug 4, 2022

By Edie Heipel

Walorski leaves behind a legacy of devotion to the unborn, evident in both her record as a lawmaker and personal... Read more

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House Republicans and Democrats come together to combat human trafficking

Jul 28, 2022

By Maisy Sullivan

The legislation would protect victims, prosecute perpetrators and prevent trafficking from occurring in the first place, says co-sponsor Rep. Chris... Read more

Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.)

Convicted Catholic congressman resigns, citing Mother Teresa quote

Mar 28, 2022

By Katie Yoder

In the wake of a criminal conviction, U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-Nebraska) announced his resignation in a letter to his... Read more

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Paid leave program removed from social spending package

Oct 28, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

A provision creating a national paid leave program will not be included in the social spending package being crafted by... Read more

Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.) testifies before a hearing of the House Foreign Affairs Committee on March 20, 2007

Pro-life groups must 'wake up' in support of pro-life Democrats, former congressman says

Oct 20, 2021

By Matt Hadro

Pro-life Americans must do more to support embattled pro-life Democrats, said Catholic former Democratic congressman Dan Lipinski who is reportedly... Read more

Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.)

Catholic congressman charged with lying to federal investigators; denies accusations

Oct 19, 2021

By Matt Hadro

Catholic congressman Jeff Fortenberry on Tuesday was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of making false statements to... Read more

Aug. 17 rally in support of the Hyde amendment in Raleigh, North Carolina

Senate committee proposes rollback of pro-life policies

Oct 18, 2021

By Matt Hadro

A Senate committee introduced nine budget bills on Monday that would roll back several pro-life provisions, allowing for domestic funding... Read more

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) at her weekly Capitol press briefing, Sept. 23, 2021

Pelosi defends her support for legal abortion: ‘God has given us a free will’

Sep 23, 2021

By Matt Hadro

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday responded to her archbishop, who had said an abortion bill she is working... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco

Archbishop Cordileone calls abortion bill ‘child sacrifice,’ urges prayer and fasting

Sep 22, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

The Archbishop of San Francisco warned that an abortion bill to be voted on in Congress this week amounts to... Read more

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)

‘The most radical abortion bill of all time’: House to vote this week on codifying ‘right’ to abortion

Sep 20, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The House this week will vote on a bill that the U.S. bishops’ conference warns would effectively impose abortion on-demand... Read more

Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) speaks on the Senate floor in favor of his pro-life amendment

Pro-life groups praise Senate opposition to taxpayer-funded abortion

Aug 12, 2021

By Matt Hadro

Pro-life groups praised the Senate on Wednesday for narrowly approving language against taxpayer-funded abortion. Read more

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York

US bishops condemn abortion funding in House-passed spending bill

Jul 30, 2021

By Matt Hadro

Leading U.S. bishops on Thursday opposed the House passage of appropriations bills that would fund abortions and exclude conscience protections... Read more

House passes spending bills without restrictions on abortion funding

Jul 29, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The House this week passed spending bills that would allow funding of abortions both in the United States and abroad.   Read more

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)

Pelosi defends taxpayer-funded abortion while citing Catholic faith 

Jul 22, 2021

By Kate Scanlon

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday defended efforts to permit federal funding of elective abortions, and cited her own... Read more

Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) at a July 21, 2021 press conference introducing the Protecting Life on College Campus Act of 2021, outside the U.S. Capitol building

New bill would defund public universities that provide on-campus abortions  

Jul 21, 2021

By Kate Scanlon

Pro-life lawmakers introduced a bill Wednesday to defund public colleges and universities that perform abortions or offer the abortion pill... Read more

Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.), House Pro-Life Caucus co-chair who offered an amendment to restore Hyde Amendment and conscience language to the bill.

Appropriations bill advances without Hyde Amendment 

Jul 15, 2021

By Kate Scanlon

The House Appropriations Committee on Thursday advanced a funding bill for fiscal year 2022 without including the usual prohibitions on... Read more

Senate pro-life chair criticizes proposed ACA abortion billing rule

Jul 1, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The chair of the Senate pro-life caucus on Tuesday criticized a proposed loosening of safeguards against taxpayer funding of abortion... Read more