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The Downtown Hope Center, a faith-based women's shelter in Anchorage.

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

Jun 15, 2020

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

Department for Health and Human Services, Washington DC. Via Shutterstock

HHS protects doctors who object to abortion, transgender surgery

Jun 12, 2020

On Friday, the Trump administration finalized a new rule to protect doctors’ right to object to abortion and “gender reassignment”... Read more

Following Trump's halt to US immigration, bishops call for solidarity

Apr 24, 2020

As the Trump administration suspends immigration to stem the spread of coronavirus, the United States’ bishops encouraged global solidarity, saying... Read more

The March for Life in Washington, D.C., Jan. 19, 2018.

Federal money to go to Texas women's health program without abortion providers

Jan 23, 2020

A Texas women’s health program that bars funding for health care providers that perform abortions has been approved for federal... Read more

HHS rule again allows religious adoption agencies to serve in face of LGBT demands

Dec 20, 2019

A federal rule change once again allows faith-based adoption agencies to receive federal funding without being required to place children... Read more

US education department may allow religious to receive federal student aid

Dec 11, 2019

By Matt Hadro

The US Department of Education is proposing to restore eligibility to members of religious orders for certain federal higher education... Read more

New US asylum rule is gambling with lives of migrants, Catholic leaders warn

Nov 25, 2019

New asylum rules from the Trump administration put vulnerable people at risk and could further destabilize Central America, the U.S.... Read more

Trump asked to oppose funding amendment undermining Mexico City Policy

Nov 22, 2019

A group of pro-life leaders, including the US bishops’ pro-life chair, wrote Thursday to President Donald Trump urging him to... Read more

The Elbert P. Tuttle US Court of Appeals Building in Atlanta, home of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Will Trump's judicial appointments matter for abortion, religious freedom?

Nov 7, 2019

By Matt Hadro

US President Donald Trump has nominated more than one-fourth of federal circuit court judges – but what, if anything, might... Read more

Andrew Bremberg speaks during a roundtable discussion on cyber safety and technology at the White House, March 20, 2018.

New US rep to United Nations in Geneva hailed for pro-life beliefs

Oct 23, 2019

By Matt Hadro

The Senate’s confirmation Tuesday of Andrew Bremberg as U.S. Representative to the UN in Geneva drew praise from a pro-life leader,... Read more

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks in Nashville, Oct. 11, 2019.

Pompeo highlights religious freedom, pro-life goals as among US priorities 

Oct 22, 2019

By Matt Hadro

The U.S. Secretary of State listed promoting international religious freedom and fighting abortion as among U.S. foreign policy priorities in... Read more

Freeze on Central American aid could cause spike in immigration, Congress told

Sep 26, 2019

The Trump administration’s freeze on foreign aid to three Central American countries is harming the people who live there, and... Read more

Syrian refugee.

Bipartisan senators urge Trump administration to keep refugee program

Aug 5, 2019

By Matt Hadro

A bipartisan group of 18 senators is urging the Trump administration not to shut down refugee admissions, but rather to... Read more

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks at a press conference in Romania, Novemebr 2016.

New Iran sanctions continue discussion on 'proportionality'

Aug 2, 2019

By Matt Hadro

The Trump administration added another high-ranking Iranian official this week to its list of sanctions against Iran, inviting continued discussion about the... Read more

Guatemalan migrants cross into Mexico on July 22, 2019.

Federal judge temporarily blocks Trump admin’s new asylum rules

Jul 25, 2019

A federal judge in California has issued a temporary injunction against the Trump administration’s new rule limiting asylum eligibility on... Read more

US bishops decry policy of expedited removal of undocumented migrants

Jul 25, 2019

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops spoke out Thursday against new Department of Homeland Security policies that includes the... Read more

HHS delays enforcement of Title X Protect Life Rule

Jul 22, 2019

The Department of Health and Human Services has reportedly delayed enforcement of the new Protect Life Rule, which bars public... Read more

US bishops commend Supreme Court's 2020 census decision

Jul 3, 2019

The US bishops on Tuesday applauded the Supreme Court's recent decision blocking the inclusion of a citizenship question on the... Read more

Crowds at a town hall meeting on immigration in Los Angeles, January 2014. Photo courtesy of Victor Aleman/

US bishops oppose immigration raids, Trump defers

Jun 24, 2019

On Saturday US President Donald Trump announced he would delay immigration raids meant to begin that weekend, and the US... Read more

Cities, states ask courts to block HHS conscience protections before taking effect

Jun 12, 2019

Santa Clara County, California is the latest entity to ask a federal judge to block a new rule from the... Read more