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Cardinal Peter Turkson in the United Kingdom on Sept. 10, 2010.

Vatican official hopes Trump will 'rethink' some decisions

Thursday Vatican official Cardinal Peter Turkson said he hopes President Trump will reconsider some of the decisions he is making... Read more

Syrian refugee.

Don't lose your humanity in refugee debate, US bishops say

The intense debate over U.S. refugee and migrant policy is a chance to meet newcomers and understand others' concerns, the... Read more

Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, OH, July 18-21, 2016.

Federal judges in Hawaii, Maryland block Trump's new travel ban

Federal judges in Hawaii and Maryland have blocked President Donald Trump’s temporary refugee and travel ban from going into effect.  Read more

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Muhammad Ali's family speaks up on religious freedom after airport detainment

Family members of boxing great Muhammed Ali say they were detained at an airport for their religion and have linked... Read more

Rainbow flag.

Catholic bishops see trouble in Trump-backed LGBT executive order

The U.S. bishops are concerned by the Trump administration’s decision to maintain a “troubling” Obama-era executive order that could demand... Read more

U.S. President Donald Trump signs two executive orders during a visit to the Department of Homeland Security.

US bishops: Trump's refugee order will only harm victims of war, terror

Catholic bishops and relief leaders were among the critics of President Donald Trump’s order to implement stricter vetting on refugees... Read more

Syrian refugee girl.

Trump wants to halt refugee intake – and Catholic leaders are worried

Amid reports of an imminent executive order to halt most refugee resettlement in the U.S., one international Catholic charitable group... Read more

President Donald Trump.

Pope Francis prays for Trump on his inauguration as US president

Pope Francis congratulated Donald Trump on his inauguration as the 45th president of the United States on Friday, praying that... Read more

U.S. Mexico border crossing at San Ysidro.

Bishops remain hopeful on immigration reform in a Trump presidency

The upcoming inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump has raised questions about the future of immigration reform, but the nation’s Catholic... Read more

Ken Hackett, U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See in Rome on Jan. 23, 2014.

Vatican ambassador predicts Trump will drop campaign rhetoric

Ken Hackett is preparing to wrap up his term as U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See as Donald Trump's presidential... Read more

 Donald Trump.

Our Lady of Guadalupe asked to touch Trump's 'hardened heart'

Cardinal Norberto Rivera of Mexico City commended to Our Lady of Guadalupe the millions of migrants who have left behind... Read more

Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) addresses the second annual Conservative Policy Summit at the Heritage Foundation January 12, 2015 in Washington, DC.

Tom Price appointment to head HHS met with pro-life applause

Pro-life groups praised President-elect Donald Trump’s announcement that he would name Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) to be the next Secretary... Read more

A Muslim chaplain at prayer.

For religious freedom advocates, a 'Muslim registry' is inconceivable

The incoming Trump administration’s immigration policy must avoid a religious registry or any “stigmatizing” of religious groups, religious freedom advocates... Read more

US president-elect Donald Trump speaks at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, July 21, 2016.

No mention of abortion in Trump plan, but pro-lifers optimistic

Specific pro-life policies are missing from President-elect Donald Trump’s agenda for his first 100 days in office, yet pro-life groups... Read more

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo.

New US bishops' leader to immigrants: We have your back

After the recent presidential election, the new president of the U.S. Bishops is adamant about standing with all vulnerable persons,... Read more

Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz walking out of the Paul VI Hall during the Synod of Bishops on Oct. 9, 2015.

Help for the poor, dialogue with Trump – Archbishop Kurtz's parting vision

Concrete outreach to those in need should be the focus of the U.S. bishops going forward, as well as “respectful... Read more

Pope Francis.

When it comes to Trump, Pope says primary concern is about migrants

When asked in a new interview what he thinks of U.S. president-elect Donald Trump, Pope Francis said he doesn’t judge... Read more

The hilarious, fake candidate who won Catholic Twitter

While Donald Trump has unequivocally won the U.S. presidency, the 2016 election race remains one of the most divisive in... Read more

What was the breakdown of the Catholic vote Tuesday?

Catholics voted once again for the winning presidential candidate in Tuesday’s election, as they have done in recent elections.  Read more

US president-elect Donald Trump speaks at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, July 21, 2016.

US bishops encourage unity, prayer after election night

Bishops in the United States called on Catholics to pray for elected officials on the morning following the 2016 presidential... Read more