U.s. Politics

August 8, 2014

Refugees Fleeing Violence Deserve Care, U.S. Bishops Emphasize

Auxiliary Bishop Eusebio Elizondo of Seattle said, ‘As a leader in human-rights protection around the world,’ the United States often instructs ‘other nations to receive refugees or protect human rights. Yet when child refugees appear on our own border, we struggle to respond in a humane way.’

June 19, 2014

March for Life President: ‘All Issues Are Women’s Issues’

Jeanne Monahan told a Capitol Hill gathering that the potential to be a mother ‘is a huge part of what it means to be a woman, but it’s not the only part.’

January 31, 2014

Question Time With President Obama

August 28, 2013

Middle-East Scholar Paints Stark but Realistic Picture of the Situations in Syria and Egypt

Jesuit Father Samir Khalil Samir says all involved parties need to heed Pope Francis’ advice and come together to work out the peace process.

August 12, 2013

Charles LiMandri: Lawyer on the Front Lines of the Culture Wars

The counselor who defended the Proposition 8 petition drive and the Mount Soledad Cross case in court takes the helm of his own firm.

July 16, 2013

Proposition 8 Still Applies in California, Backers Say

A legal brief filed by Alliance Defending Freedom alleges that state officials acted incorrectly in response to the recent Supreme Court decision.

May 20, 2013

Cleveland Kidnapping Horrors Focus Attention on Laws Protecting Unborn Children

Alleged kidnapper Ariel Castro could face the death penalty for inducing miscarriages in one of the women he victimized.

April 8, 2013

Lawmaker Urges Planned Parenthood to Reject Infanticide

Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., responds to a Florida Planned Parenthood lobbyist who said her organization believes there is a right to kill a baby who has been born.

March 21, 2013

Is the GOP Caving on Defense of Marriage?

As the Supreme Court prepares to consider the issue, some prominent Republicans publicly support a redefinition to include same-sex unions.

December 11, 2012

New Project Allows Members of Congress to Adopt Conscience Prisoners

‘We must shine a light on these prisoners of conscience until they are free,’ said Katrina Lantos Swett, who chairs the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.

October 12, 2012

The Calm Adult vs. the Petulant Scoffer

October 2, 2012

Archbishop Lori Discusses Presidential Debates, Polls and the Beatitudes

The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty talks about the spiritual and political challenges of the current election cycle.

August 18, 2012

The Paul Ryan-Ayn Rand Connection: What’s a Catholic to Think?

OPINION

May 4, 2012

Rep. Ryan: 'We Have Pursued Solidarity but Abused Subsidiarity'

In an exclusive interview, the chairman of the House Budget Committee defends his interpretation of Catholic social teaching.

May 4, 2012

Bishop Blaire Discusses the Ryan Budget and Catholic Social Doctrine

August 26, 2011

Presidential Hopefuls: Gov. Rick Perry

The Texas Republican signed the Susan B. Anthony List’s pro-life pledge and the National Organization for Marriage's pledge, but values voters may find his views on the death penalty and mandatory Gardasil for sixth-graders troubling.

August 23, 2011

Does the Lone Star Governor Have a Prayer or a Major Catholic Problem?

August 15, 2011

Michele Bachmann’s JFK Moment

A Christian presents herself for office as an integrated whole.

August 4, 2011

Dealing With Debt — and Stewardship

May 22, 2011

Washington Grapples With Catholic Social Teaching

May has marked a month of renewed focus on Church thought and its practical implications.

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