Political News


Same-sex marriage means an uncertain future for Catholic agencies
Nov 13 2012
Maryland made history Nov. 6 when it became one of the first states to legalize same-sex marriage by popular vote.

Marriage advocates stand firm as same-sex marriage passes popular vote for first time
Nov 08 2012
Traditional-marriage advocates once took solace in same-sex marriage’s voting record: In 15 years, it had never passed a popular vote.

Archbishop Lori calls same-sex marriage passage 'a wake-up call'
Nov 07 2012
Maryland and Maine were the first two U.S. states to legalize same-sex marriage by popular vote Nov. 6, breaking a 32-state streak of the public voting in favor of marriage remaining a union of one man and one woman.

DREAM Act, same-sex marriage pass in Maryland
Nov 07 2012
President Barack Obama is re-elected as Maryland votes to approve the DREAM Act and same-sex marriage.

Panel: Understanding role of faith in society essential to US diplomacy
Nov 03 2012
The religious community has pushed the State Department to pay more and better attention to the role of faith in society.

Religious leaders make push for marriage in final election countdown
Nov 02 2012
Clergy representing several Christian denominations gathered in Beltsville Nov. 2 to speak against same-sex marriage and show solidarity.

Single-digit days remain before Maryland decides on DREAM Act, marriage
Nov 01 2012
Maryland’s Catholic leaders are making a final push to galvanize support for the state’s DREAM Act and opposition to same-sex marriage, two referenda measures on this year’s election ballot.

Archbishop Chaput: Catholic teaching trumps party loyalty on abortion
Oct 25 2012
Church teaching against abortion "requires absolute adherence" on the part of Catholic voters.

MCC surveys congressional candidates
Oct 24 2012
Every election year, the Maryland Catholic Conference surveys the state’s candidates for the U.S. Congress about their positions on issues of interest to Catholics.

Marriage more than a word, supporters say, as Maryland prepares to vote
Oct 18 2012
This is the fourth in a four-part series examining election-related issues.