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Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), one of the signers of the "Statement of Principles" of Catholic House Democrats

Jesuit priest responds to statement of pro-abortion Catholic members of Congress

Jun 24, 2021

By CNA Staff

A Jesuit priest and radio host on Thursday critiqued a recent statement by Catholic House Democrats, who had asked not... Read more

Freshman congresswoman appointed as Pro-Life Caucus co-chair

Jun 18, 2021

The new co-chair of the House Pro-Life Caucus says that her top priority is fighting taxpayer funding of abortion and... Read more

Pro-life leaders warn of 'egregious' new pro-abortion bill

Jun 10, 2021

By Kate Scanlon

Pro-life leaders warn that an “egregious” bill introduced this week in Congress would override most state abortion regulations, require health... Read more

‘Utter disregard’ for life: Members of Congress slam new guidance on embryo research

May 28, 2021

Two members of Congress this week criticized new guidance by a leading scientific organization removing prohibitions on research of human... Read more

Current House GOP conference chair Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo,) at an April 2019 pro-life press conference. Cheney is expected to be replaced in her role by Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.).

House Republicans could have a new conference chair next week - is she pro-life? 

May 7, 2021

By Kate Scanlon

Top House Republicans moved this week to oust Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) as head of the GOP conference, and are... Read more

Wealthy corporations back Equality Act stripped of religious freedom protections

May 4, 2021

Federal LGBT legislation that excludes important religious freedom protections has the backing of over 400 American corporations with trillions of... Read more

Former congressman Dan Lipinski

Pro-life former congressman: Catholics in politics need to be ‘different’

Apr 30, 2021

A Catholic former Democratic congressman said that President Biden’s pro-abortion policies flout what it means to live as a Catholic... Read more

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House passes COVID relief, pro-life groups warn it funds abortion

Feb 27, 2021

The House passed a massive COVID relief bill on Friday without protections against abortion funding. Read more

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House passes Equality Act, which bishops warned would ‘punish’ religious groups

Feb 25, 2021

By Matt Hadro

The House on Thursday passed the Equality Act, a bill that the U.S. bishops have warned would trample religious freedom... Read more

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

Feb 19, 2021

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

U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, D.C.

Fund solutions, not abortions, House committee hears

Dec 8, 2020

Government must support mothers and children instead of paying for abortions, members of Congress heard at a Tuesday hearing on taxpayer-funded... Read more

What pro-lifers can expect from a divided House and Senate

Nov 21, 2020

By Matt Hadro

With nearly all U.S. House and Senate races decided, Congress will be sharply divided the next two years—possibly undermining the... Read more

US Capitol dome.

US bishops: 'Imperative' for Congress to act on COVID relief

Sep 8, 2020

As the Senate is expected to consider a pared-down coronavirus relief package this week, the U.S. bishops’ conference is calling... Read more

A market seller in Cusco, Peru.

Faith-based groups ask Congress to fund international pandemic assistance 

Jul 5, 2020

A coalition of faith-based organizations is asking Congress to take immediate action to help fund efforts to help fight the... Read more

Bishop Robert Barron at the Library of Congress.

Bishop Barron goes to Washington

Oct 30, 2019

By Matt Hadro

Lawmakers must rediscover their call by God to pursue justice, Bishop Robert Barron told members of Congress and staff on... Read more

Armenian orphans being deported from Turkey, 1920.

House votes to recognize Armenian genocide

Oct 30, 2019

By Matt Hadro

The House of Representatives voted Tuesday to pass a resolution recognizing the genocide of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire.  Read more

Rep. Sean Duffy and his wife Rachel Campos-Duffy.

Catholic Congressman standing down to put family first

Aug 26, 2019

Rep. Sean Duffy made the announcement Aug. 26, citing a desire to be with his family ahead of the imminent... Read more

Fr Bill Carloni (left) and Fr. Pat Conroy, SJ, at the distribution of ashes on Capitol Hill, 2019.

Ash Wednesday liturgies held on Capitol Hill

Mar 6, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

Catholic members of Congress participated in the tradition Lenten practice of receiving ashes at the Capitol Wednesday. During the liturgy,... Read more

Why Christians can criticize 'Green New Deal', but can't dodge 'green' politics

Feb 8, 2019

By Kevin J. Jones

A joint congressional resolution for a “Green New Deal” is the latest effort aiming to apply political solutions to environmental... Read more

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'Holding the line' Pro-lifers look ahead to new Congressional session

Dec 4, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

Pro-life legislators and organizations remain optimistic about ongoing efforts to ban abortion in the United States, despite an incoming House... Read more