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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

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

Nov 1, 2017

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

Oct 18, 2017

By Kevin J. Jones

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

Oct 1, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

Sep 21, 2017

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

Aug 27, 2017

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?

Aug 24, 2017

By Adelaide Mena, Matt Hadro

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

The Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, July 28, 2016.

Will Democrats’ future include pro-lifers? The debate continues.

Aug 3, 2017

A leading Democratic Party campaigner has signaled openness to pro-life candidates, continuing months of controversy over the party’s future.  Read more

Tim Farron.

UK party leader steps down, citing Christian faith

Jun 17, 2017

After facing backlash for his Christian faith, the head of the UK’s Liberal Democratic Party announced his resignation on Wednesday,... Read more

US Capitol.

What Catholics like and dislike in the new spending bill

May 2, 2017

By Matt Hadro

A massive spending package to be voted on by Congress has drawn applause for continuing foreign aid spending, but also... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday General Audience May 28, 2014.

Compassion should be heart of financial, political decisions, Pope says

Jan 14, 2017

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis Saturday warned of growing harmful trends throughout political and financial realms, pinning them on the negative effects of... Read more

Pope Francis speaks to the Diplomatic Corps Ac

Pope to diplomats: when it comes to politics, peace must be more than a theory

Jan 9, 2017

By Elise Harris

Following a year marred by war and terrorism, Pope Francis told diplomats Monday that for 2017, peace has to be... Read more

Pope Francis speaks with the Diplomatic Corps Ac

Pope to ambassadors: make 'courageous' choice for nonviolence

Dec 15, 2016

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Thursday Pope Francis accepted the credentials of six new ambassadors to the Holy See, urging them to work toward... Read more

Pope Francis meets U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at the Vatican Dec. 2, 2016.

Pope Francis meets U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at the Vatican

Dec 2, 2016

By Elise Harris

While he was in town for a global meeting on the crisis in the Mediterranean region, U.S. Secretary of State... Read more

United States Capitol.

Why the next House minority leader will be a pro-abortion Catholic

Nov 25, 2016

When the Democratic Party makes its decisions about leadership at the end of the month, the House Minority Leader will... Read more