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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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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’

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

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

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

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

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