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Members of Congress come out in support of Hyde Amendment

Jan 26, 2021

Nearly 200 members of Congress have signed a letter supporting bans on taxpayer funding of abortions.  Read more

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Members of Congress come out in support of Hyde Amendment

Jan 25, 2021

Nearly 200 members of Congress have signed a letter supporting bans on taxpayer funding of abortions.  Read more

Illinois Congressman Dan Lipinski

Pro-life Democrat Lipinski faces another primary challenge

Apr 17, 2019

Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-IL), narrowly defeated challenger Marie Newman in 2018 by 2,145 votes.  He will face her again in... Read more

Bishops pray for Catholic Congressman shot at baseball practice

Jun 14, 2017

By Mary Farrow

Republican House Majority Whip and Catholic Steve Scalise, 51, was among multiple persons shot in an incident at a Congressional... Read more

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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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Bishops urge humility, care in resolving government shutdown

Oct 2, 2013

Reacting to the federal government shutdown, the U.S. bishops cited Pope Francis’ advice to leaders that they cannot govern well... Read more

Dr. Katrina Lantos Swett speaks at a Dec. 6, 2012 press conference to announce the Defending Freedoms project.

New project allows Congress members to adopt conscience prisoners

Dec 11, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

A new initiative in the nation’s capital invites members of Congress to “adopt” international prisoners of conscience to advocate for... Read more