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St Louis University: employee who signed abortion rights letter apologized, retracted support

A group of 180 business leaders this week signed an open letter, published June 10 as a full-page advertisement in... Read more

The US capitol building.

Congressional Democrats back taxpayer-funded abortion – but dodge a fight

Though a majority of Americans oppose taxpayer-funded abortion, leading Democrats in Congress have repeated their opposition to the Hyde Amendment... Read more

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia speaks at the Holy See press office, March 25, 2014.

Archbishop Chaput: Abortion a perverse ‘sacrament' for Democratic Party leaders

Joe Biden, the former senator and vice president and now a Democratic presidential hopeful, once represented a more moderate position... Read more

Pope Francis and U.S. vice president Joe Biden in Vatican City, April 29, 2016.

Under pressure, Biden now supports federal abortion funding

The 1976 Hyde Amendment prohibits the use of Medicaid funds for most abortions. Biden, who voted as a senator in... Read more

US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) officially launched her presidential campaign outside Trump Tower, New York City, March, 2019.

Democratic presidential hopeful: 'Church is wrong on abortion, priests, LGBT'

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) has said that she disputes Church teaching on the priesthood, sexuality, and abortion.  Read more

Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury preaches at St. Columba's Church in Chester, Feb. 15, 2014. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Shrewsbury.

Easter can correct society's 'bitterness and intolerance' – English bishop

Easter is not a time for political debate, but is rather an opportunity to encounter the pinnacle of the faith... Read more

Illinois Congressman Dan Lipinski

Pro-life Democrat Lipinski faces another primary challenge

Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-IL), narrowly defeated challenger Marie Newman in 2018 by 2,145 votes.  He will face her again in... Read more

Pete Buttigieg campaigns in New Hampshire, April, 2019.

Analysis: How politics is shaping morality, and how religious voters might respond

As the 2020 Presidential race begins in earnest, between the two parties sits a growing number of voters motivated by... Read more

New Jersey governor Phil Murphy at the 2018 Ripple Of Hope Awards.

Catholic governor signs assisted suicide law 'after careful prayer'

Gov. Phil Murphy signed the Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act into law on April 15, as... Read more

New Open Society Foundations leader co-founded controversial 'Catholic Spring' groups

The deeply influential Open Society Foundations has announced that Tom Perriello - a former congressman, pro-abortion rights gubernatorial candidate and... Read more

New York State Capitol in Albany.

NY senator who backed abortion law disinvited from Catholic group’s parade

Controversy over a New York abortion bill resulted in a rebuke for a state senator who has been disinvited from... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on March 14, 2018.

Pope Francis: Latin America needs a new Catholic presence in politics

Pope Francis called Monday for a new approach to politics in Latin America that incorporates the principles of Catholic social... Read more

The March for Life in Washington, D.C., Jan. 27, 2017.

Missouri lawmakers closer to passing expansive pro-life bill

The Missouri House of Representatives voted 117-39 Wednesday to send the Missouri Stands for the Unborn Act to the Senate.  Read more

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

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

Catholics in Maryland protest assisted suicide bill

An assisted suicide bill has been introduced in the Maryland legislature, and opposed groups have criticized the bill for its... Read more

Not so neutral: Colorado's sex ed bill could marginalize Catholics

A “comprehensive sex education” bill in the Colorado legislature would require public schools to adopt a curriculum that could stigmatize... Read more

Marchers at the 2019 March for Life, Jan. 18 in Washington, DC.

'Every life is worth protecting,' President Trump, VP Pence tell March for Life

The March for Life again gathered myriad pro-life advocates to mark the anniversary of legalized abortion in America, and in... Read more

Senator Ben Sasse, who introduced the resolution in the Senate, pictured at the National Press Club, Oct. 2018.

Senate passes ‘religious test’ resolution on Knights of Columbus

The Senate yesterday passed a resolution saying it would be "unconstitutional" to consider membership in the Knights of Columbus a... Read more

The White House.

Religious liberty innate to every human person, Trump says

Religious freeom is innate and must be protected, US president Donald Trump said in his proclamation for Religious Freedom Day,... Read more

A sign at the entrance to a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing room in Washington, D.C.

AG nominee says Catholic faith not an issue

President Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general William Barr said Tuesday that he does not think his Catholic faith is... Read more