Political News


'We will be protected by God,' Trump declares in inaugural address
Jan 20 2017
President Donald J. Trump told the nation in his inaugural address that it need not fear in the days ahead.

U.S. abortion rate at its lowest since 1973 Supreme Court ruling
Jan 18 2017
The U.S. abortion rate is down to its lowest level since the Supreme Court made abortion legal virtually on demand in 1973.

Five Things to Know: Catholic Presence at the Presidential Inauguration
Jan 13 2017
Donald J. Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Jan. 20. Here is a look at some Catholic connections to past inaugurations.

As Maryland legislative session opens, Catholics expect a strenuous 90 days
Jan 11 2017
The Maryland Catholic Conference will advocate on behalf of issues including respect for life, education and social concerns.

Catholics in Congress: one-third of House, one-quarter of Senate
Jan 04 2017
There are six fewer Christians in the new Congress, at 485 members. But there are four more Catholics, who now total 168.

New York cardinal to participate in Trump inauguration
Dec 29 2016
New York’s Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan will take part in the upcoming presidential inauguration of Republican Donald Trump.

Pope asks people to offer love, tears, prayers for persecuted Christians
Dec 27 2016
On feast of St. Stephen, first martyr, Pope Francis cites courage of Iraqi Christians.

Obama signs bipartisan international religious freedom bill
Dec 19 2016
The new law gives the Obama administration and the U.S. State Department new tools, resources and training to counter extremism and combat a worldwide escalation of persecution of religious minorities.

Justice Breyer calls death penalty arbitrary, urges review
Dec 14 2016
Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer delivered harsh criticism of the death penalty Dec. 12 in a dissent to the court’s decision not to hear a Florida inmate’s death penalty appeal.

Catholic college presidents pledge support for students with DACA status
Dec 01 2016
More than 70 presidents at Catholic colleges and universities have signed a statement pledging their support for students attending their schools who are legally protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA.