(RNS) With a Catholic vice president and a Catholic speaker of the House looking on behind him, Pope Francis’ speech will serve as a vivid reminder of how far Americans have come in overcoming deeply embedded anti-Catholic bigotry.
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(RNS) Despite the almost universal popularity of Pope Francis, the House of Representatives was unable to muster enough bipartisan support to pass a resolution honoring Francis’ election — nearly 18 months ago.
(RNS) “Let us follow in the footsteps of Jesus when he said, ‘Let the children come to me, and do not prevent them; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these,'” Jesuit leader Thomas H. Smolich admonished House members who graduated from Jesuit schools and colleges.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Bishop Gerald Kicanas of Tucson, Ariz., said bishops wanted to tell some of the stories from a border Mass to humanize the immigration debate because “when there’s a faceless person, it’s easy to reject or ignore or put aside that person.”
WASHINGTON (RNS) Trying yet again with new voices added to their cause, more than 250 evangelical pastors came to Washington on Tuesday to continue their push for Congress to enact immigration reform.
(RNS) J.D. Winteregg, the Tea Party candidate challenging the House speaker in the 8th District north of Cincinnati, has been an adjunct professor of French at Cedarville University for three years.