Category Archive for: justice

US bishops welcome emergency resettlement of Afghans

Leading U.S. bishops on Friday welcomed Afghan nationals to the United States who had assisted the United States’ military, diplomatic, and humanitarian operations in Afghanistan. As part of the official withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan, the United States expedited the immigration process for certain Afghan nationals and their families who had helped the U.S.…Read More

Poll: Large Majority of Americans Support School Choice

A RealClear Opinion Research poll found majorities of both Republican and Democrat voters support school choice. 74% of voters support school choice, including 83% of Republicans, 70% of Democrats, and 69% of independents, according to the poll, which was conducted in June. A majority (66%) of both Republican and Democrat poll respondents also supported giving…Read More

Rep. Cole Offers Motion to Recommit Advocating for Bipartisan Pro-Life Protections

Rep. Tom Cole (OK-04), Vice Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee, delivered remarks on the House floor in support of the Republican motion to recommit (MTR) on H.R. 4502, which the House will vote on this this week. The motion would restore the longstanding and traditionally bipartisan Hyde and Weldon Amendments to annual appropriations.…Read More

Catholic Bishops Rebuke Self-Described ‘Strong Catholic’ Terry McAuliffe

The Catholic Church in Virginia is condemning Democrat Terry McAuliffe’s plan to eliminate conscience protections for religious organizations—a policy that threatens Catholic adoption agencies and other charitable institutions. In his second bid for governor, McAuliffe has pledged to repeal Virginia’s conscience clause, which allows religious charities to place children into foster homes and for adoption…Read More

STITT APPOINTS NEW STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL

Gov. Kevin Stitt has appointed a former Trump judicial nominee, longtime Tulsa attorney John O’Connor, to serve as the attorney general of Oklahoma. O’Connor said he would work “with our governor and Legislature to bring honest, outstanding governance to Oklahomans” and expressed a willingness to fight in court to reverse some high-profile U.S. Supreme Court…Read More

New Bill Would Defund Public Universities That Provide On-Campus Abortions

Pro-life lawmakers introduced a bill Wednesday to defund public colleges and universities that perform abortions or offer the abortion pill to students or staff. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., the founder and chairman of the Senate Pro-Life Caucus, on Wednesday introduced the Protecting Life on College Campus Act of 2021 in the Senate, while Reps. Chip…Read More