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Why this priest has spent 50 years fighting with the New York Times

Mar 1, 2015

By Mary Farrow

A lot has changed in journalism since 1961, but not Msgr. Daniel S. Hamilton’s resolve to rebut the New York... Read more

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Are wealthy US foundations paying to suppress religious freedom?

Feb 13, 2015

By Kevin J. Jones

Questions are being raised over two U.S. foundations that have poured more than three million dollars into abortion rights, LGBT... Read more

A U.S. flag hangs outside the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Baltimore on Oct. 24, 2014.

Where progressives and Evangelicals agree – clarify IRS rules on political speech

Feb 3, 2015

By Matt Hadro

An unlikely combination of political progressives and Evangelicals came together last week to demand more clarity in IRS regulations of... Read more

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Scottish bishops encourage cooperation, involvement in wake of vote

Sep 19, 2014

Following a historic vote in which Scotland rejected independence from the U.K., the Bishop’s Conference of Scotland recognized the decision... Read more

Pope Francis holds an audience with students from Jesuit-run schools in Italy and Albania in Paul VI Hall June 7, 2013.

Francis to Congolese bishops: Contribute, but don't replace politicians

Sep 14, 2014

In his ad limina address to the bishops of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pope Francis assured them of... Read more

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) speaks at Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. on July 22, 2014.

Rubio: Economic health tied to morality, community

Jul 25, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

A strong national economy requires strong families, supported by both government and the broader community, said Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)... Read more

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Engage world with Catholic principles, author says

Jul 12, 2014

By Kevin J. Jones

Catholic involvement in civic life is necessary to defend human dignity and move society in a positive direction, says the... Read more

Crowds turned up for a town hall meeting in Los Angeles at which Archbishop Jose Gomez spoke on immigration reform, Jan. 14, 2014. Courtesy of Victor Aleman/vida-nueva.com.

Bishops' spokesman urges more humane immigration policy

Mar 19, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

President Barack Obama’s recent action on immigration may indicate a move towards a better approach to immigration, a policy expert... Read more

U.S. Capitol.

Speaker Boehner invites Pope Francis to address Congress

Mar 13, 2014

Speaker of the House John Boehner has extended an open invitation to Pope Francis to address a joint meeting of... Read more

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Belgium becomes first country to legalize child euthanasia

Feb 14, 2014

By Elise Harris

In a law passed in Belgium’s parliament yesterday, the country has become the first to legalize the euthanasia of minors,... Read more

President Barack Obama gives his weekly address, May 5, 2012.

Economy dominates 2014 State of the Union address

Jan 28, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

Economic inequality was a major focus of U.S. President Barack Obama’s 2014 State of the Union address, delivered Jan. 28... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on Nov. 27, 2013

Pope, Hollande discuss positive role of religion in society

Jan 27, 2014

By Elise Harris

During Pope Francis’ meeting with French president Francois Hollande on Friday, the two discussed an array of topics concerning human... Read more

U.S. Capitol.

US budget plan compromise met with mixed reception

Dec 23, 2013

A federal budget framework resulting from dialogue and compromise in Washington, D.C., drew both praise and caution from the head... Read more

Pope Francis greets the Wednesday General Audience in St. Peter's Square on May 20, 2015.

Pope calls faithful to pray, participate actively in politics

Sep 16, 2013

Catholics should not be indifferent to politics, Pope Francis said, but should offer their suggestions, as well as prayers that... Read more

Pope Francis during a June 7, 2013 audience with students from Jesuit-run schools in Italy and Albania.

Economy, politics must serve man, Pope tells G8

Jun 17, 2013

In a message to Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron, Pope Francis underscored that the “material and spiritual welfare” of every... Read more

Msgr. Patrick Valdrini, President Thomas Yayi Boni, Cardinal Robert Sarah, and Prof. Nkafu Nkemnkia at the May 23, 2013 press conference.

New academic post aims to renew Africa's political culture

May 23, 2013

Cardinal Robert Sarah, the president of Benin and officials from the Pontifical Lateran University presented a new chair whose goal... Read more

Six-figure grant to Catholics United tried to recruit clergy

Apr 23, 2013

The education fund of Catholics United, a Democrat-leaning group that has clashed with the bishops on several prominent issues, received... Read more

President Barack Obama. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza.

Politicians react to Pope's retirement with surprise, thanksgiving

Feb 11, 2013

Political leaders in the United States offered their prayers and respect upon learning of Pope Benedict XVI’s decision to retire... Read more

Vigil for Life on Dec. 4, 2012 calling on Irish Leader Enda Kenny to Keep his Pro-life Promise.

Irish pro-lifers: abortion legislation will have election consequences

Dec 19, 2012

By Kevin J. Jones

Pro-life leaders in Ireland have warned that the Fine Gael-run government’s introduction of legislation to legalize abortion will have consequences... Read more

Sen. John McCain speaks Sept. 24, 2012 on campaign finance at USC's Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy.

Pro-life leaders ask GOP to stand strong on abortion

Dec 3, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Top pro-life advocates are calling on the Republican Party to maintain its pro-life stance despite calls from some to back... Read more