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Haley Loses to ‘None,’ Biden Romps Again

Haley Loses to ‘None,’ Biden Romps Again

by Jim Ellis • February 7, 2024 •

Former President Donald Trump at least indirectly won a primary Tuesday without his name even appearing on the ballot. In the Nevada Republican election, the names of former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, ex-Vice President Mike Pence, and South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott were on the ballot, along with the choice, "None of These Candidates," — a choice unique to Nevada. The reason Pence and Scott remained on the ballot despite withdrawing from the presidential race is that the candidate filing deadline was in October. Read more

The Nevada Primary

The Nevada Primary

by Jim Ellis • February 6, 2024 •

The third presidential primary is scheduled for today in Nevada, but the votes cast will only count for delegate apportionment in one party. Read more

Biden Takes South Carolina

Biden Takes South Carolina

by Jim Ellis • February 5, 2024 •

In the recent South Carolina Democratic presidential primary, President Joe Biden secured a resounding victory with 97% of the vote, far surpassing Marianne Williamson's 2.1% and Dean Phillips' 1.7%. He won all 55 national Democratic delegate votes and led in each of the state's 46 counties. Read more

‘God’s Army’ Arrives in the Lone Star State: Day 4

‘God’s Army’ Arrives in the Lone Star State: Day 4

By Martina Moyski • February 1, 2024 •

The Take Back Our Border Convoy has arrived in Texas after a long haul that started in Virginia Beach, Virginia. It's Day Four of the historic trek pushing peacefully to secure the southern U.S. border. The convoy, monikered 'God’s Army,' made stops in Florida and Louisiana and is now headed for cities near the U.S.-Mexico divide where multi-city rallies are scheduled for Feb. 3.  Read more

Catholic University Fires Professor for Inviting ‘Abortion Doula’

Catholic University Fires Professor for Inviting ‘Abortion Doula’

By Church Militant • February 1, 2024 •

The Catholic University of America (CUA) recently terminated a professor's contract after the professor invited an "abortion doula" to guest lecture. Melissa Goldberg, a psychology lecturer at the Washington, D.C., university, invited Rachel Carbonneau to speak on Jan. 23 to her psychology class, which focuses on "lifespan development."  Read more

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