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

Jan 23, 2019

By Kevin J. Jones

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

Jan 18, 2019

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

Jan 17, 2019

By Ed Condon

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

Jan 16, 2019

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

Jan 15, 2019

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

A man in Paradise, Calif. surveys the remains of his house, destroyed by the Camp fire.

How cutting FEMA aid could impact California families

Jan 9, 2019

By Jonah McKeown

President Donald Trump has threatened to stop sending federal money to the state of California for wildfire recovery, a move... Read more

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard at the 2016 champions of Jewish values international awards.

Congresswoman blasts ‘religious bigotry’ against Knights of Columbus, Catholic nominees

Jan 9, 2019

By Ed Condon

Democratic lawmakers are divided over questions some see as a religious litmus test applied to candidates for the federal bench.... Read more

Senator Kamala Harris addresses the crowd at a rally in Toarrance, CA., in July 2017.

Judicial nominee faces Senate scrutiny over Knights of Columbus membership

Dec 21, 2018

By Ed Condon

A judicial nominee faced questions from Senators this month about whether membership in the Knights of Columbus might impede his... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on May 2, 2018.

Pope Francis: Through virtue, political life can be a form of charity

Dec 18, 2018

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis identified political virtues and vices in his 2019 peace message released Tuesday, offering examples from the “Beatitudes of... Read more

Jacob Rees-Mogg MP, outside the Palace of Westminster, Oct. 2018. Via Shutterstock

A ‘clericalist and apostate state:’ Why Jacob Rees-Mogg wants out of the EU

Dec 14, 2018

By Ed Condon

Jacob Rees-Mogg, Member of Parliament for North East Somerset, is one of the most visible Catholic politicians in the U.K.... Read more

Anti-religious freedom grants target Georgia, Florida, N.M., Texas

Oct 30, 2018

By Kevin J. Jones

Four states, including Texas and Florida, are in the crosshairs of an anti-religious freedom funders’ network that coordinated the successful... Read more

Archbishop Theodore McCarrick.

Despite McCarrick abuse claims, State Department leaves questions unanswered

Sep 5, 2018

By Kevin J. Jones

Former cardinal Theodore McCarrick made several overseas trips with the U.S. State Department, including some documented on Wikileaks, but a... Read more

The US capitol building.

Protests as US Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh hearings begin

Sep 4, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

Senate confirmation hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh began Tuesday. Before Kavanaugh could utter a word, Senate Democrats repeatedly interrupted the... Read more

After welcoming pro-lifers, Missouri Democrats quickly backtrack

Aug 17, 2018

Missouri Democratic leaders have voted to remove language acknowledging different views of abortion from their party platform, drawing criticism from... Read more

Do views on abortion align with party platforms? Not always, polls say

Jul 11, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

Abortion in the United States is usually thought of as a deeply partisan issue. The majority of Republicans in Congress... Read more

Bishop Thomas J. Tobin.

Spiritual guidance belongs in politics, Bishop Tobin says

Apr 20, 2018

Speaking out on political issues is not only a right, but a duty, for religious leaders, said Bishop Thomas J.... Read more

Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska. Public Domain.

How a Catholic congressman agreed to be part of a pope documentary

Apr 17, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) is not shy about his Catholic faith. He holds a master's degree in theology from Franciscan University... Read more

St. Joseph by Guido Reni. Public Domain.

Courage of St. Joseph highlighted at Mass for Congressional staffers

Mar 19, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

St. Joseph is a model of courage for those in political life today, Fr. Carter Griffin told attendees of Monday’s... Read more

American flag and Church.

Commentary: A Catholic moment in US politics?

Jan 5, 2018

It’s been a little over a year since the 2016 election that polarized the nation and left deep political divides... Read more

Mary Eberstadt.

Where the revolution has led: an interview with Mary Eberstadt

Nov 20, 2017

By JD Flynn

Catholic author Mary Eberstadt is a senior fellow of the Faith & Reason Institute, and the author of several best-selling... Read more