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Pope Francis meets with the Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice Foundation at the Vatican on Oct. 23, 2021.

Pope Francis: Our response to injustice must be more than condemnation

Oct 23, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Denunciation is not enough when it comes to issues of injustice, the pope said this weekend. Read more

Terrisa Bukovinac speaks at a rally launching the The Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising in Washington, D.C., Oct. 1, 2021.

Progressive pro-life group holds first rally outside US Supreme Court

Oct 1, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

A new pro-life organization aimed at mobilizing progressives and those on the political left launched Friday at a rally outside... Read more

Pope Francis meets with members of Leaders Pour la Paix at the Vatican on Sept. 4, 2021.

Pope Francis: Promote a culture that prioritizes human dignity

Sep 4, 2021

By Courtney Mares

“It is important to promote a ‘culture of faces,’ which places the dignity of the person at the center," Pope... Read more

Mackenzie Scott donates millions to controversial group outspoken on Catholic issues, religious freedom

Jun 30, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Several million dollars from the Amazon fortune of Jeff Bezos’ former wife Mackenzie Scott have funded a controversial multi-religious advocacy... Read more

Mayor Thomas Koch of Quincy, Massachusetts, speaks at the city's "Night 4 Life" rally on Thursday, June 17.

Massachusetts mayor challenges local pro-abortion Catholic politicians

Jun 22, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

A Massachusetts mayor called out pro-abortion Catholic politicians last Thursday at a pro-life rally in Quincy.  Read more

Pro-abortion Catholic Democrats: Don’t deny us the Eucharist

Jun 18, 2021

By Matt Hadro

Dozens of Catholic members of Congress issued a statement on Friday claiming that denial of Holy Communion to pro-abortion politicians... Read more

Wealthy donors pour millions into anti-religious freedom efforts, as Catholic adoption agency ruling looms

Jun 16, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Grant listings from wealthy philanthropies and strategic political donor networks show that millions of dollars continue to pour into advocacy... Read more

A basketball court serves as a polling place for voters during the 2018 Mexican general election, in Hermosillo, Sonora. Credit: Harry Thomas Flower/Shutterstock.

Xalapa archdiocese gives guidelines for 'responsible discernment' in Mexican legislative election

May 24, 2021

By ACI Prensa

The Archdiocese of Xalapa offered on Sunday four guidelines for  “responsible discernment” when casting a vote in the upcoming legislative... 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

Former president Jimmy Carter. Credit: Nagel Photography/Shutterstock

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

Mar 23, 2021

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

Feb 25, 2021

By Matt Hadro

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

Hand wearing gay pride rainbow wristband making a power fist gesture in front of the US Capitol building in Washington, DC  Credit: lazyllama/Shutterstock

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

Milwaukee, Wisconsin – Aug. 17, 2020: Pro-life democrats   Credit: Aaron of L.A. Photography/Shutterstock

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

Feb 17, 2021

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

Jan 28, 2021

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

Jan 26, 2021

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

Jan 20, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

Jan 20, 2021

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 

Oct 30, 2020

By Mary Farrow

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

Sep 16, 2020

By Matt Hadro

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