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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

On abortion policy, a tale of two White House transitions

Pro-abortion rights groups sought massive change in the Barack Obama administration eight years ago. Now, some pro-life advocates see the... Read more

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville speaks at a press conference in Philadelphia, Sept. 26, 2015.

Keep calm and follow Jesus, US bishops say after the election

As the country recovers from a divisive election and many in the U.S. are living in uncertainty, the Church must... Read more

United States Capitol.

Why the 'Catholic Spring' mentality worries black Christian leaders

Several black Christian leaders suggested the “Catholic Spring” leaked emails showed “open contempt for religious freedom” and asked Democratic presidential... Read more

What the George Soros network saw in a 'Catholic Spring' group

A reputed “Catholic Spring” group played a key role in influencing Barack Obama’s controversial 2009 Notre Dame speech, and its... Read more

Donald Trump speaks at the Republic National Convention in Cleveland, July 21, 2016.

Read Donald Trump's letter to Catholic leaders

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump wrote a letter to Catholic leaders during a two-day conference in Denver this week, identifying... Read more

For this disability advocate, Colo. assisted suicide measure still not safe

Voters in Colorado will decide whether to legalize assisted suicide in their state in November, after a campaign gathered enough... Read more

New bill would protect churches with political views from the IRS

Churches concerned about Internal Revenue Service intervention if they engage in political speech should take a look at a proposed... Read more

Tim Kaine.

Tim Kaine claims Catholic Church could change on gay marriage

Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine, a Catholic who is currently the junior Virginia senator, said on Saturday that he... Read more

Phyllis Schlafly.

Phyllis Schlafly remembered as a pro-life inspiration

The passing of author, commentator and political activist Phyllis Schlafly prompted some pro-life advocates to remember her leadership across decades... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during his Sept. 9, 2015 general audience.

Nonviolent politics to be the focus of next World Day of Peace

Announced Friday, the theme Pope Francis selected for the 2017 World Day of Peace focuses on nonviolence as a political... Read more

Republican VP candidate Mike Pence at the RNC in Cleveland, Ohio on July 20, 2016.

Pence slammed for proposed Christian, Jewish refugee ban

Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence was met with heated criticism after suggesting that a Trump administration may ban Christian... Read more

Cardinal Timothy Dolan. Archdiocese of Boston via Flickr (CC BY ND 2.0).

Are young Catholics cynical about politics? Nope, Cardinal Dolan says

With political discourse taking a turn for the nasty(er) as the U.S. presidential elections draw near, are youth disillusioned by... Read more