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The House Speaker race over, here’s what Catholics can expect from the next Congress 

WASHINGTON (OSV News) — Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., was elected Speaker of the House Jan. 7 after a tumultuous process that stretched across the first week of the new term. The 118th Congress began in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 3, …

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Rodrigo Zamora, left, and Ashby Hardesty show their marriage license to friends at the New York City clerk's office after their wedding in Manhattan June 26, 2015. That day the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the U.S. Constitution provides same-sex couples the right to marry. On Sept. 15, 2022, the U.S. Senate delayed vote on a bill that would codify same-sex marriage until after the midterm elections. (CNS photo/Brendan McDermid, Reuters)

Senate passes Respect for Marriage Act; bill now heads to House

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Ahead of the U.S. Senate’s Nov. 29 61-to-36 vote approving the Respect for Marriage Act, the chairmen of two U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ committees reiterated the bishops’ ” firm opposition” to the “misnamed” measure legalizing same-sex …

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