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US tax reform bill could repeal Johnson Amendment

The Johnson Amendment, a 1954 provision which prohibits churches and nonprofit groups from making public endorsements of political candidates, could be repealed through the tax reform bill currently in the US Senate. The repeal was packaged into the bill which passed the House a few weeks ago, but has yet to be approved by the…Read More

Is the FBI preparing to investigate Planned Parenthood?

An FBI request for un-redacted Planned Parenthood documents from the U.S. Senate could signal an investigation into whether the abortion giant illegally sold fetal tissue from aborted babies. The request was made to the Senate Judiciary Committee, whose chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) referred Planned Parenthood and several other organizations that perform abortions to the…Read More

Object to abortion? You might need this law, Congressman says

Washington D.C., Nov 8, 2017 / 05:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pro-life health care workers and institutions need stronger legal protections from pressure to help provide abortions, backers of proposed federal legislation have said. “Healthcare is about saving life, eradicating disease, mitigating disability —not taking life,” U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) said Nov. 8. “At the…Read More

WashPo: Legalizing assisted suicide has stalled at every level

Three years ago, Brittany Maynard’s viral video launched the issue of medically assisted suicide into the national spotlight. But while advocates have notched a few wins since then, they’ve also run up against some strong, bipartisan resistance. Two states — California and Colorado — have made it legal for doctors to prescribe life-ending medication to…Read More

Tulsa World: Bishops Call Lankford’s SUCCEED Good First Step

Our nation has grappled with the difficult issue of immigration for hundreds of years, struggling to manage the sometimes rapid change in demographics. Throughout the decades, we have wrestled with a profound question: How do we protect our citizens and remain a nation of laws while respecting the inherent dignity of each human person? U.S.…Read More

OK Catholic bishops praise Lankford’s Succeed Act

Leaders of the Catholic Archdiocese of Oklahoma City and the Diocese of Tulsa and Eastern Oklahoma recently praised a recent measure introduced by U.S. Sen. James Lankford as a “legislative remedy” for children of immigrants. Lankford, R-Oklahoma City, drafted the measure, entitled the Succeed Act, following President Donald Trump’s decision to rescind the previous administration’s…Read More