Posts Tagged ‘US Congress’

At Congress, Pope urges US to heal wounded world

Friday, September 25th, 2015

In an historic address to a joint session of the US Congress, Pope Francis challenged US lawmakers and the nation to heal the “open wounds” of the world. The 45-minute address by Pope Francis on September 24 was the first time a Roman Pontiff had addressed this body of US lawmakers. The Pope’s speech featured a Read more

Catholic politician to boycott Pope’s address to Congress

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

A Catholic congressman is to boycott Pope Francis’s address to the US Congress later this month because of the Pontiff’s views on the environment. Paul Gosar from Arizona said he would boycott the address on September 24, because he believed it would mostly be about climate change. “ . . . When the Pope chooses Read more

US has highest-ever number of Catholics in Congress

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

The recent United States elections resulted in the highest-ever number of Catholics in Congress, according to the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. The 161 Catholics make up 30.4 per cent of all seats in the Senate and House of Representatives — well above the Catholic share of 22 per cent of the adult Read more

The crackpot US Republican caucus

Friday, August 31st, 2012

The tutorial in 8th grade biology that Republicans got after one of their members of Congress went public with something from the wackosphere was instructive, and not just because it offered female anatomy lessons to those who get their science from the Bible. Take a look around key committees of the House and you’ll find a Read more