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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

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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

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

Nov 14, 2016

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

Nov 11, 2016

By Elise Harris

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

Nov 11, 2016

By Adelaide Mena

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?

Nov 9, 2016

By Matt Hadro

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

Nov 9, 2016

By Matt Hadro

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

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Vatican prays Trump presidency will promote peace amid conflict

Nov 9, 2016

By Elise Harris

After Donald Trump pulled off what was for many a surprising victory in the United States election, Vatican Secretary of... Read more

Donald Trump shakes hands with Hillary Clinton during the town hall debate at Washington University on October 9, 2016.

Why religious freedom could be at risk, regardless of who wins

Nov 3, 2016

By Matt Hadro

Religious liberty is a pressing issue in this election, advocates say – but both major presidential candidates have shown serious... Read more

Here's the full text of Donald Trump's interview with EWTN

Oct 28, 2016

In an exclusive interview on the Eternal Word Television Network, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump appealed to Catholic voters and... Read more

Screenshot from 2016 Al Smith Dinner, with Hillary Clinton, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, and Donald Trump. Screenshot NY Times YouTube video.

Cardinal Dolan recaps Al Smith dinner: Awkward, but at least they prayed.

Oct 21, 2016

By Kevin J. Jones

While presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton traded verbal jabs at the Al Smith Dinner and showed some icy... Read more

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In final debate, candidates diverge sharply on abortion

Oct 20, 2016

By Matt Hadro

In the final presidential debate on Wednesday, the major party candidates were pressed to explain their positions on abortion. Hillary... Read more

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Trump tape splits Catholic support

Oct 10, 2016

By Matt Hadro

Recently released audio of Donald Trump making lewd comments about women in 2005 has created a split in his Catholic... Read more