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Non Negotiable by Sheila Liaugminas.

Engage world with Catholic principles, author says

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Catholic speaker Peter Droege.

Speaker will connect national debt, anti-family hostility

A Denver-area Catholic commentator sees a connection between the national debt crisis and the “growing hostility to faith, family and... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI.

Pope says Christians politicians must be prophetic voices for dignity

Pope Benedict XVI is encouraging Christian politicians to be prophetic voices in promoting the dignity of every human being.   Read more

Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, May 18, 2009.

Sebelius called upon to resign after violating federal law

A federal investigative agency has determined that Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius has violated federal law by... Read more

Maureen Ferguson of The Catholic Association

Abortion rhetoric at DNC criticized for failure to respect women

Through the use of degrading language and extreme claims, speakers at the Democratic National Convention failed to respect women, said... Read more

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Mexican bishops call for end to presidential election feud

The Bishops of Mexico have urged the country’s political parties to accept a court decision upholding the results of the... Read more

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Public frustration prompts new campaign for political civility

With nearly 80 percent of U.S. residents expressing frustration over the tone of political discourse, the Knights of Columbus have... Read more