WASHINGTON — Catholics make up about 28% of the members of Congress, compared to 30% when the 111th Congress began. But both figures are higher than the percentage of Catholics in the U.S. population, 24%.
Following is a list of the members of the 112th Congress who refer to themselves as Catholics.
The percentage next to them is their pro-life rating since 1997, as compiled by National Right to Life. Information prior to 1997 was unavailable at press time. They are listed from the highest pro-life rating to the lowest.
*Denotes incoming congressman
**Denotes that they previously served, left Congress for a time, and won election and will be part of the 112th Congress that convenes in...READ MORE