Political News


Executive order prohibits firing of gays by U.S. government, contractors
Jul 21 2014
"Today's executive order is unprecedented and extreme and should be opposed," said Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, chairman of the U.S. bishops' Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty.

Archbishop Lori fights bill opposed to religious liberty
Jul 15 2014
A letter outlines how the “misnamed” “Protect Women’s Health from Corporate Interference Act of 2014” (S. 2578) would violate federal religious freedom

Archbishop Lori: Hobby Lobby ruling ‘wonderful victory,’ but no assumptions on other lawsuit outcomes
Jun 30 2014
Archbishop Lori answers 11 questions on today's ruling for the Catholic Review.

Court: Closely held companies can’t be required to cover contraceptives
Jun 30 2014
UPDATED: In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court said closely held companies may be exempted from including contraceptives in employee coverage.

Supreme Court strikes down ‘buffer zones’ at abortion clinics
Jun 27 2014
UPDATES THROUGHOUT: In a June 26 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that 35-foot buffer zones around abortion clinics - meant to keep demonstrators away - violates First Amendment rights.

Q&A: Maryland Catholic Conference explains why you need to vote in the primary
Jun 18 2014
The Maryland Catholic Conference is urging Catholics to head to the polls June 24.

Catholics called to find special way to serve during Fortnight for Freedom
Jun 17 2014
Faith-based charity is the focus of the third annual national Fortnight for Freedom, which begins June 21.

MCC supports fair work benefits
Jun 05 2014
This Catholic Review article focuses on fair work benefits.

MCC fights to ensure safety-net programs receive funding
Jun 05 2014
This article focuses on the MCC issue of poverty.

Where do candidates stand? MCC survey has answers
Jun 05 2014
See the results of candidates for Congress, governor and Maryland's General Assembly who were surveyed by the Maryland Catholic Conference.