Political News


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.

Ryan says he was ‘wrong’ about views on poor in latest talk at Georgetown
Apr 28 2016
House Speaker Paul Ryan said Republicans strive for a country that is “open, diverse, dynamic” in a speech at Georgetown University.

Sanders says his invitation to Vatican wasn't political endorsement
Apr 15 2016
U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said attending a Vatican conference on Catholic social teaching did not represent a political endorsement.

Legislative wrap-up: 2016 sees successes in education, justice
Apr 14 2016
The 2016 Legislative Session, which officially ended April 11, was quite fruitful, according to the Maryland Catholic Conference.

Rally outside White House Easter Egg Roll seeks end of family detention
Mar 29 2016
Demonstrators call on the U.S. to recognize the thousands of mothers and children who have fled Central America in search of safety.