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by Matt Hadro Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jan 4, 2021 / 04:54 pm MT (CNA).- Tuesday elections to fill two U.S. Senate seats in Georgia will decide partisan control of the chamber—and pro-life advocates are galvanized to act. “Pro-life victory in these two Senate seats is crucial to give the pro-life

by Matt Hadro Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Nov 21, 2020 / 04:37 pm MT (CNA).- With nearly all U.S. House and Senate races decided, Congress will be sharply divided the next two years—possibly undermining the viability of extreme pro-abortion policies. A Senate majority will hinge upon two Jan. 5 runoff elections

by Christine Rousselle Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Oct 15, 2020 / 09:30 am MT (CNA).- Over 600 students and alumni of Notre Dame Law School have signed a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee in support of Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. “We are convinced that Judge

by Matt Hadro Washington D.C., Oct 13, 2020 / 05:13 pm MT (CNA).- Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett was pressed on Tuesday for her position on abortion, marriage, and health care, during her first day of questioning by members of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Barrett’s Catholic beliefs have been

CNA Staff, Oct 12, 2020 / 06:14 pm MT (CNA).- Senator Ben Sasse (R-Nebraska) on Monday criticized questions aimed at Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett’s religious beliefs, saying they reflect a fundamental confusion of civics with politics. “Religious liberty is the basic idea that how you worship is none

by Matt Hadro Washington D.C., Oct 8, 2020 / 02:19 pm MT (CNA).- Members of Congress are supporting a Washington, D.C., Baptist church in its court case against the city’s enforcement of its COVID restrictions on outdoor religious services. Capitol Hill Baptist Church, a congregation of 850 members, had filed

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Sep 8, 2020 / 12:30 pm MT (CNA).- As the Senate is expected to consider a pared-down coronavirus relief package this week, the U.S. bishops’ conference is calling for immediate and substantial aid. The head of the U.S. bishops’ domestic justice committee, Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma