Political News


Supreme Court's Texas decision impacts states, galvanizes both sides
Jul 05 2016
The Supreme Court's June 27 decision to strike down restrictions on Texas abortion clinics is having ripple effects on legislation across the country.

Action on gun violence is a respect life issue in the eyes of some
Jun 30 2016
In the first 181 days of 2016, there have been 163 mass shootings in the United States.

English bishops condemn rise in xenophobic attacks after Brexit vote
Jun 29 2016
Catholic bishops condemned a sharp rise in xenophobic and racist attacks following Britain's vote to leave the European Union.

U.S. Supreme Court strikes down regulations on Texas abortion clinics
Jun 27 2016
In a 5-3 vote June 27, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down restrictions on Texas abortion clinics.

Faith leaders push for major reforms in solitary confinement practices
Jun 04 2016
An estimated 80,000 to 100,000 people were held in isolation in 2014 nationwide.

Court remands two HHS challenges to lower courts ‘in light of Zubik’
May 23 2016
The U.S. Supreme Court in orders issued May 23 remanded two Catholic entities’ legal challenges to the federal contraceptive mandate back to the lower courts.

Obama directive on transgender access to facilities ‘deeply disturbing’
May 17 2016
The Obama administration’s May 13 directive on transgender access to bathrooms “that treats ‘a student’s gender identity as the student’s sex’ is deeply disturbing,” said the chairmen of two U.S. Catholic bishops’ committees.

U.S. Supreme Court sends Zubik case back to lower courts
May 16 2016
The Zubick v. Burwell case challenges the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive requirement for employers.

Notre Dame gives Laetare Medal to Biden, Boehner over critics’ objections
May 16 2016
In their remarks after the conferral of the Laetare Medal, Biden and Boehner spoke of the necessity to find common ground.

Bill would prohibit making religion basis for anyone to enter U.S.
May 13 2016
It would amend the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, which changed the way quotas for immigrants are determined.