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Maryland Beverage Magnate Stays Ahead

Maryland Beverage Magnate Stays Ahead

by Jim Ellis • February 1, 2024 •

Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Libertarian Party leaders confirm they are discussing the possibility of Kennedy becoming the party's presidential nominee. Though they are likely a long way from an agreement, mostly due to some of Kennedy's positions on major issues such as climate change and gun control, the move makes practical sense for both entities. Read more

‘God’s Army’ on the March: Day 3

‘God’s Army’ on the March: Day 3

By Martina Moyski • January 31, 2024 •

The convoy of protesters calling themselves "God's Army" has departed Louisiana and is now en route to Texas. It's Day Three of the historic, week-long trek pushing for a secure U.S. border. The "Take Our Border Back Convoy" — whose destination is the divide between the United States and Mexico — set out from Virginia Beach, Virginia, on Monday. Read more

Modern US Religious Vocations Plummeting

Modern US Religious Vocations Plummeting

By Church Militant • January 31, 2024 •

Religious vocations across the United States are plummeting, a new report shows, with 87% of religious communities reporting nobody taking perpetual (lifelong) vows in 2023. The study, titled "A Report to the Secretariat of Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops," was published this month by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University. Read more

Special Elections Update

Special Elections Update

by Jim Ellis • January 31, 2024 •

The states of California, New York and Ohio will be having special elections due to retirements and other vacancies. Read more

Border Convoy: Day 2

Border Convoy: Day 2

By Martina Moyski • January 30, 2024 •

The week-long Take Our Borders Back Convoy is rolling out of Jacksonville, Florida, today enroute to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It's Day Two of the historic event. The convoy, now monikered God's Army, set off from Virginia Beach, Virginia, on Monday to protest the record number of migrants crossing illegally into the United States. It's headed for multiple sites on the U.S. southern border — San Ysidro, a district in San Diego, California; Yuma, Arizona; and Quemado, Texas (Eagle Pass) — for simultaneous rallies on Feb. 3. Read more

DNC’s ‘Red to Blue’ List

DNC’s ‘Red to Blue’ List

by Jim Ellis • January 30, 2024 •

On Monday, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee revealed its initial list of 17 candidates for the "Red to Blue" program, an initiative aimed at flipping Republican-held seats in the House of Representatives. Read more

New England Bishop’s LGBT Outreach Sparks Controversy

New England Bishop’s LGBT Outreach Sparks Controversy

By Church Militant • January 30, 2024 •

A Catholic organization in New England is calling out a local bishop for his public deviation from the Church's immutable teachings on homosexuality. On Sunday, the Catholic Action League of Massachusetts issued a statement slamming an op-ed coauthored by Springfield's Bp. William Byrne and members of Catholics for Inclusion. The Daily Hampshire Gazette published the piece, titled "A message of welcome to the LGBTQ+ community," on Dec. 5. Read more

‘God’s Army’ Heading Toward The Southern Border

‘God’s Army’ Heading Toward The Southern Border

By Martina Moyski • January 29, 2024 •

A convoy of patriots began traveling across the United States today to shed light on the dangers of open borders. The Take Our Border Back Convoy, departing from Virginia Beach, Virginia, is scheduled to culminate with three simultaneous rallies in San Ysidro, a district in San Diego, California; Yuma, Arizona; and Quemado, Texas (Eagle Pass) on Feb. 3. YG Nyghtstorm, Church Militant's executive director, was on hand to get the convoy rolling. Read more

Veteran Democrat Retiring

Veteran Democrat Retiring

by Jim Ellis • January 29, 2024 •

The U.S. House open-seat count has grown again. A new retirement announcement came on Friday. Democratic Maryland U.S. Rep. Charles 'Dutch' Ruppersberger announced he will not seek a 12th term in the House. He is completing more than 30 consecutive years in elective office, first being elected Baltimore county executive in 1994 and then elected representative of Maryland's 2nd District until his retirement this year. Read more

Gen Z’s Gay Cultural Shift

Gen Z’s Gay Cultural Shift

By Church Militant • January 29, 2024 •

A new survey and a recently published index unveil a cultural shift in Generation Z's attitudes towards LGBTQ issues and religion. The survey, conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI), and the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty's 2023 Religious Freedom Index, focus on individuals aged 18 to 25, although the Gen Z cohort typically includes those as old as 27.  Read more

Ohio Spares Children, Women’s Sports

Ohio Spares Children, Women’s Sports

By Martina Moyski • January 26, 2024 •

Lawmakers in the Buckeye State have banned transgender mutilation for minors and helped to ensure a level playing field in female sports. State senators on Wednesday voted 24-8 to override the governor's veto and approved House Bill 68, which outlaws transgender surgeries and hormones for children and adolescents as well as bars athletes from competing as the opposite sex. The bill is also known as the Enact Ohio Saving Adolescents from Experimentation (SAFE) Act.  Read more

Curious Pennsylvania Polling

Curious Pennsylvania Polling

by Jim Ellis • January 26, 2024 •

The Susquehanna Polling & Research firm released the results of its latest Pennsylvania statewide survey, revealing some apparent inconsistencies. On one hand, the survey gives President Biden his largest lead in months in the race for president, yet the numbers also forecast a closer U.S. Senate race than any other recent pollster. Read more

Biden’s 2024 Campaign Emphasizes Abortion

Biden’s 2024 Campaign Emphasizes Abortion

By Church Militant • January 25, 2024 •

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris kicked off their 2024 campaign with a rally centered on abortion. The event, which took place Tuesday at George Mason University's Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas, Virginia, aimed to mobilize voters based on Democrats' unwavering dedication to abortion — a strategy they hope will help them regain control of the U.S. House of Representatives as well as remain in the White House. Read more

Trump & Biden Clinch NH Win

Trump & Biden Clinch NH Win

By Church Militant • January 24, 2024 •

Former President Donald Trump successfully won the New Hampshire Republican primary last night by about a dozen percentage points, but his performance was not enough to convince former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley to leave the race. In her concession speech, Haley pledged to continue moving forward. Several times, she referenced her home state of South Carolina as a place that could reverse the political tide. Polling, however, suggests that she is not as strong there as she was in New Hampshire. Read more

Supreme Court Cuts Texas Razor Wire at Border

Supreme Court Cuts Texas Razor Wire at Border

By Church Militant • January 24, 2024 •

The Supreme Court dealt a recent blow to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's border security efforts. On Monday, the Supreme Court issued a 5-4 ruling, with Justices Elena Kagan, Ketanji Brown Jackson, Sonia Sotomayor, John Roberts and Amy Coney Barrett comprising the majority.  Read more