Justice Department Drops Conscience Case; Move Called ‘Dereliction’ of Duty

The chairmen of the U.S. bishops’ religious liberty and pro-life committees said Aug. 12 that the U.S. Department of Justice “is acting in dereliction of its duty to enforce the plain meaning of federal law” by voluntarily dismissing a civil lawsuit against a hospital that forced nurses to assist in elective abortions against their religious beliefs.

New York Bishops’ Group Urges State Representatives to Support Hyde Amendment Renewal

The New York State Catholic Conference, which represents the bishops of New York in public policy matters, sent a letter to the state’s congressional delegation urging them “to reject taxpayer funding of abortion, and to oppose appropriations bills that do not include the long-standing, bipartisan Hyde Amendment and related pro-life policies.”

Bishops Call on Congress to Fix Immigration System After TPS Court Ruling

Two members of the U.S. bishops’ conference migration committee called on Congress to “stop kicking the can down the road” on immigration reform after a unanimous Supreme Court ruled that immigrants who receive Temporary Protected Status (TPS) after entering the country illegally are ineligible to apply for “green cards” to stay in the country permanently.

Democrats Now in Driver’s Seat of Nation

In the midst of pandemonium at the nation’s capital on Jan. 6, Democrats won both Georgia runoff elections to give the party control of Congress and the White House for the first time since 2011.

Catholic Leaders Condemn Violence by Trump Supporters in D.C.

After hours of chaos in the nation’s capital Wednesday where President Donald Trump supporters descended upon and infiltrated the Capitol building in protest of the 2020 election, Catholic leaders across the country condemned the violence and called for peace.