Political News


Faith leaders say refugees from Syria, elsewhere require compassion, acceptance
Nov 20 2015
A Boston cardinal and the Maryland Catholic Conference were among hundreds of faith leaders who called for compassion for refugees.

Political responsibility, pornography statements OK'd by USCCB
Nov 18 2015
The U.S. bishops approved a formal statement on pornography, and an updated revision of a statement on political responsibility.

Catholic agencies have long forged relationships with new House speaker
Oct 30 2015
With his election as speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Paul Ryan may have taken the most difficult job in American politics.

Vatican doesn't deny pope met Kentucky clerk, won't comment further
Sep 30 2015
The Vatican does not deny reports that while in Washington, Pope Francis briefly met with Kim Davis, the county clerk from Kentucky.

U.S. Embassy in Cuba reopens, ending 54-year diplomatic break
Aug 15 2015
Secretary of State John Kerry officially reopened the U.S. Embassy in Cuba Aug. 14.

Ambassador expects pope to challenge Americans to live nation’s ideals
Aug 04 2015
The U.S. ambassador to the Holy See believes the pope is traveling to the U.S. to challenge the country’s people to live up to ideals.

Cardinal Dolan in op-ed criticizes Trump's anti-immigrant rhetoric
Jul 31 2015
In an op-ed piece, Cardinal Dolan took issue with the anti-immigrant rhetoric of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

House limits number allowed in chamber to hear papal address to Congress
Jul 29 2015
House members voted July 28 to limit the number of people allowed in the House Chamber Sept. 24 when Pope Francis addresses a joint meeting of Congress.

Oklahoma archbishop says ruling on Ten Commandments statue 'concerning'
Jul 06 2015
By ordering the removal of a Ten Commandments monument from the state Capitol grounds, the Oklahoma Supreme Court is ignoring the historical significance of the moral code "in the formation of our state," said Archbishop Paul S. Coakley.

Annapolis parish to host prayer service for Gov. Hogan
Jul 06 2015
As Gov. Lawrence Hogan Jr. battles stage 3 non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, St. Mary in Annapolis will host a rosary prayer service for the governor’s health July 8 at 7 p.m.