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Pope Francis.

What common ground could Trump and Pope Francis find?

May 22, 2017

By Elise Harris

When Pope Francis was asked last week about his upcoming meeting with U.S. president Donald Trump, he made headlines for... Read more

Despite pro-life provisions, healthcare bill raises serious concerns

May 4, 2017

By Matt Hadro

The House passed a repeal of the Affordable Care Act and a replacement health care bill on Thursday, but one... Read more

U.S. President Donald Trump flanked by religious leaders as he signs an executive order on religious freedom May 4, 2017.

Trump's executive order hailed as critical, but just a 'first step'

May 4, 2017

By Matt Hadro

Religious freedom advocates credited President Donald Trump with taking a “first step” toward protecting religious freedom with an executive order... Read more

Charmaine Yoest.

Major pro-life advocate Charmaine Yoest appointed to key HHS role

Apr 28, 2017

On Friday, President Donald Trump announced his intention to appoint prominent pro-life legislative activist Charmaine Yoest as the new assistant... Read more

Donald Trump.

Trump administration will continue defending HHS mandate in court

Apr 25, 2017

By Matt Hadro

With President Donald Trump’s administration signaling that it is not dropping the HHS mandate cases against religious non-profits, plaintiffs are... Read more

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

Vatican official hopes Trump will 'rethink' some decisions

Mar 31, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

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

Mar 22, 2017

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

Mar 16, 2017

By Matt Hadro

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

Muhammad Ali, 1966.Dutch National Archives, The Hague, Fotocollectie Algemeen Nederlands Persbureau (ANEFO), 1945-1989 bekijk toegang 2.24.01.04 Bestanddeelnummer 924-3060, CC BY-SA 3.0 nl, wikimedia.

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

Mar 9, 2017

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

Feb 1, 2017

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

Jan 30, 2017

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

Jan 25, 2017

By Matt Hadro

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

Jan 20, 2017

By Elise Harris

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

Jan 14, 2017

By Kevin J. Jones

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

Jan 11, 2017

By Elise Harris

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'

Dec 14, 2016

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

Nov 29, 2016

By Matt Hadro

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

Nov 24, 2016

By Matt Hadro

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

Nov 22, 2016

By Matt Hadro

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

Nov 15, 2016

By Matt Hadro

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