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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

Illinois Congressman Dan Lipinski.

'No higher calling': Lipinski says he is proud of pro-life record

Mar 19, 2020

By Matt Hadro

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

Jul 9, 2019

Christians are called to win the battle of ideas and values in secular society, Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput said Tuesday.  Read more

Cardinal Raymond Burke at the EWTN studio in Rome during the canonizations of Popes St John Paul II and St John XXIII.

Cardinal Burke corrects LifeSiteNews: 'I have never worked with Steve Bannon'

Jun 25, 2019

In a statement today, Cardinal Raymond Burke issued a correction to a now-removed LifeSiteNews article, which claimed that Burke was... Read more

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

Jun 14, 2019

By Jonah McKeown

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

Jun 13, 2019

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

Jun 10, 2019

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

Jun 7, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

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'

May 29, 2019

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

Apr 21, 2019

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

Apr 17, 2019

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

Apr 17, 2019

By Ed Condon

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'

Apr 15, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

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

Mar 14, 2019

By Kevin J. Jones

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

Mar 8, 2019

By Kevin J. Jones

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

Mar 4, 2019

By Courtney Mares

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

Feb 28, 2019

By Jonah McKeown

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

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

Catholics in Maryland protest assisted suicide bill

Feb 5, 2019

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