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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

Catholic speaker Peter Droege.

Speaker will connect national debt, anti-family hostility

Oct 4, 2012

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

Sep 24, 2012

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

Sep 16, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

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

Sep 11, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

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


Mexican bishops call for end to presidential election feud

Sep 4, 2012

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

Civility in America logo.

Public frustration prompts new campaign for political civility

Jul 26, 2012

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

Leah Campos Schandlbauer and her family.

Former spy's Congress bid fueled by her Catholic faith

Jun 14, 2012

Leah Campos Schandlbauer, a Catholic mother of four, hopes to represent Arizona in the U.S. Congress, after serving the country... Read more