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

How cutting FEMA aid could impact California families

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

After welcoming pro-lifers, Missouri Democrats quickly backtrack

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

Amy Coney Barrett, who was confirmed as a judge of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Oct. 31, 2017. Photo courtesy of the University of Notre Dame Law School.

Pro-lifers laud US Senate's confirmation of judicial nominee

Catholic and pro-life groups are welcoming the Senate's confirmation on Tuesday of Amy Coney Barrett to the US Court of... Read more

Money roll.

Wealthy donors working to limit 'inappropriate' religious freedom

A network of wealthy donors is funding a series of well-organized lobbying campaigns to restrict legal protections for religious freedom,... Read more

Pope Francis at the General Audience April 20, 2016.

You can’t change politics watching from a balcony, Pope Francis says

On Sunday Pope Francis said that we can’t improve our political landscape by observing and judging from afar, but that... Read more

Pope Francis arrives in St. Peters Square for the general audience Sept. 21 2016.

Pope Francis: Fighting the mafia starts with cleaning up politics

In a meeting with Italy's Anti-Mafia Parliamentary Commission on Thursday, Pope Francis said that dismantling the mafia begins with a... Read more

Pope Francis gives the homily at Mass for the Solemnity of All Souls in Rome's Verano cemetery, Nov. 1, 2014.

Let Church teaching pervade your work, Pope Francis tells Catholic politicians

Pope Francis received a group of Catholic lawmakers from around the world on Sunday, telling them their work must build... Read more

UVA candle light vigil for Charlottesville.

The rise of the 'alt-right' – how should the Church respond?

People are probably familiar with white supremacist groups like neo-Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan – both of which made... Read more