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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

On abortion policy, a tale of two White House transitions

Nov 17, 2016

By Kevin J. Jones

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

Nov 14, 2016

By Matt Hadro

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

Nov 1, 2016

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

Oct 20, 2016

By Kevin J. Jones

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

Oct 6, 2016

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

Oct 1, 2016

By Mary Farrow

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