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Oct 30, 2019 - 03:30 pm .- Lawmakers must rediscover their call by God to pursue justice, Bishop Robert Barron told members of Congress and staff on Tuesday.
Oct 30, 2019 - 02:00 pm .- The House of Representatives voted Tuesday to pass a resolution recognizing the genocide of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire.
Aug 26, 2019 - 11:00 am .- Rep. Sean Duffy made the announcement Aug. 26, citing a desire to be with his family ahead of the imminent arrival of his ninth child as the reason he will leave Congress before the end of his term. 
Mar 6, 2019 - 04:30 pm .- Catholic members of Congress participated in the tradition Lenten practice of receiving ashes at the Capitol Wednesday. During the liturgy, legislators and staff were reminded of the importance of Christian witness and service, even in the heart of government.
Feb 8, 2019 - 06:38 pm .- A joint congressional resolution for a “Green New Deal” is the latest effort aiming to apply political solutions to environmental problems. Whatever the merits of the proposal, one theologian says, Christians must think hard about what their faith says about environmental policy.
Dec 4, 2018 - 05:00 pm .- Pro-life legislators and organizations remain optimistic about ongoing efforts to ban abortion in the United States, despite an incoming House of Representatives, led by a Democratic majority committed to the practice.
May 3, 2018 - 04:22 pm .- About two weeks after resigning, Chaplain of the House of Representatives Fr. Patrick J. Conroy, S.J. rescinded his resignation and informed Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) that he intends on staying in his role through his term.
May 3, 2018 - 01:52 pm .- Better rules are needed to ban Title X federal family planning funds to organizations that also perform abortions, members of Congress said in a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services this week.
Mar 19, 2018 - 02:13 pm .- St. Joseph is a model of courage for those in political life today, Fr. Carter Griffin told attendees of Monday’s second-annual Gold Mass for Congressional Staff.
Nov 8, 2017 - 05:02 pm .- Pro-life health care workers and institutions need stronger legal protections from pressure to help provide abortions, backers of proposed federal legislation have said.
Oct 31, 2017 - 07:30 pm .- With House lawmakers set to release their tax reform bill on November 1, one U.S. bishop has laid out moral principles encouraging Congress to care for the poor, families, and the common good.
May 2, 2017 - 03:26 pm .- A massive spending package to be voted on by Congress has drawn applause for continuing foreign aid spending, but also concern at its proposal to keep funding Planned Parenthood.
May 1, 2017 - 04:30 pm .- More than 50 members of Congress have written President Donald Trump asking for a broad executive order that protects religious freedom.
Apr 1, 2017 - 11:57 am .- When last week’s health care bill failed, it wasn’t just Democrats who fought it.
Jan 13, 2017 - 06:01 am .- Congress took its first step toward blocking D.C.’s doctor-prescribed suicide law on Thursday, but the action will need the support of both houses of Congress and the President.
Jan 4, 2017 - 07:38 pm .- While the number of Americans who describe themselves as Christians has declined in recent years, more than 9 in 10 members of Congress profess to be adherents of the faith.
Jan 4, 2017 - 04:59 pm .- Abuses and possibly criminal violations are occurring in the fetal tissue trade between abortion clinics and tissue harvesters, concluded the special House panel investigating the matter on Wednesday.
Mar 14, 2016 - 07:44 pm .- The U.S. House of Representative voted Monday to declare that what is happening to Christians and other ethnic and religious minorities in the Middle East is genocide. 
Aug 18, 2015 - 05:05 pm .- As the nation’s capital works to get ready for Pope Francis’ visit to the U.S. this fall, one Catholic congressman is preparing by reading papal encyclicals.
Jul 30, 2015 - 09:49 am .- The final plans are set for the public’s chance to watch Pope Francis’ Sept. 24 address to Congress live at the U.S. Capitol.