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US bishops disagree with designation of Cuba as terrorism sponsor

The US bishops’ chair for international justice and peace has expressed his disagreement with the State Department’s return of Cuba... Read more

US cabinet departments adopt rule protecting organizations' religious freedom rights

Nine federal agencies announced Monday a new rule aimed at protecting the First Amendment rights of religiously-affiliated organizations.  Read more

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Could Trump issue an executive order recognizing unborn babies as persons?

With just two months left in Donald Trump’s presidency, some pro-life intellectuals are calling for an executive order that offers... Read more

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Pro-life doctors ask Supreme Court to uphold Title X funding rule

The U.S. Supreme Court should hear appeals backing HHS rules that block recipients of Title X family planning funds from... Read more

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lays a wreath at St. Anthony's Shrine, Kochchikade, in Colombo, Oct. 28, 2020.

US Secretary of State visits a site of Sri Lanka’s 2019 Easter bombings

During a visit to Sri Lanka on Wednesday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited St. Anthony’s Shrine, Kochchikade, one... Read more

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US Supreme Court sends abortion pill case back to district court

The US Supreme Court on Thursday refused to reverse a lower court's order preventing the FDA from requiring in-person dispensation... Read more

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US Catholic bishops urge resumption of coronavirus stimulus talks

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on Wednesday urged the Trump administration to resume negotiations for further COVID-19 financial relief,... Read more

Catholic groups urge US to accept more refugees in 2021

The U.S. State Department informed Congress this week that the U.S. anticipates 15,000 refugees to be admitted and resettled during... Read more

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Mexico investigating alleged ICE detainee hysterectomies

Mexico is investigating reports that at least six of its nationals were among women in US immigration custody on whom... Read more

Mike Pompeo: Holy See's moral witness needed in China

Reflecting Friday on the state of the 2018 Vatican-China deal, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo noted that the human... Read more

Catholic aid groups decry court decision that allows deportations

Catholic aid groups are expressing disappointment at a recent court decision that furthers the end of temporary protected status for... Read more

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ICE declines comment on allegations of hysterectomies without consent in detention centers

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has declined to comment on allegations that hysterectomies were performed on detained immigrant women without their... Read more

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Trump expands list of potential US Supreme Court nominees

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced more names of candidates he would nominate to the Supreme Court, despite no... Read more

Federal court upholds injunction against Trump admin’s Title X rules in Maryland  

A federal court of appeals this week ruled against the Trump administration’s requirement that Title X recipients may not perform... Read more

Judge blocks HHS rule protecting doctors who object to transgender surgery

A federal judge has halted the Trump administration’s rule protecting doctors’ right to object to abortion and transgender surgery, just... Read more

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US bishops oppose Trump move to exclude undocumented in forming House districts

The U.S. bishops on Wednesday decried President Donald Trump’s recent memo seeking to exclude undocumented persons counted in the census... Read more

24 states sue to block rule allowing doctors to object to transgender surgery

Two dozen state attorneys general are joining a lawsuit against the Trump administration, seeking to block a new rule that... Read more

Catholic universities welcome ICE reversal on international students

A US Immigration and Customs Enforcement directive that would have forced thousands of international students to leave the country has... Read more

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US sanctions Chinese officials over abuses of Uyghurs in Xinjiang

The Trump administration announced Thursday that it is putting travel and asset sanctions on several senior officials of the Chinese... Read more

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Trump admin to allow homeless shelters to serve on basis of biological sex

The Department of Housing and Urban Development is set to roll back an Obama-era rule that requires single-sex homeless shelters... Read more