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States sue over HHS' stronger conscience protections for doctors, nurses

May 22, 2019

An array of states and cities filed a lawsuit Tuesday against a new Department of Health and Human Services rule... Read more

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Courtesy of the Department of State.

US Secretary of State expands Mexico City Policy

Mar 26, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Tuesday an expansion of the pro-life Mexico City Policy and the slashing of... Read more

Federal budget proposal draws criticism for slashing foreign aid

Mar 14, 2019

A Catholic aid agency is asking Congress to maintain its commitment to international humanitarian funding, after the Trump administration proposed... Read more

More than 20 states file lawsuits against Title X changes

Mar 5, 2019

Nearly two dozen states are suing over changes to Title X eligibility that prevent recipients of the federal funding program... Read more

US Supreme Court allows transgender military ban

Jan 22, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

The US Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed President Donald Trump’s ban on transgender persons serving in the military to go... Read more

The White House.

Religious liberty innate to every human person, Trump says

Jan 16, 2019

Religious freeom is innate and must be protected, US president Donald Trump said in his proclamation for Religious Freedom Day,... Read more

A sign at the entrance to a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing room in Washington, D.C.

AG nominee says Catholic faith not an issue

Jan 15, 2019

President Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general William Barr said Tuesday that he does not think his Catholic faith is... Read more

Pennsylvania AG files challenge to new federal religious freedom rules

Dec 14, 2018

New rules are set to ensure strong religious exemptions to federal mandates requiring employer health care plans to provide birth... Read more

The March for Life in Washington, D.C., Jan. 27, 2017.

Pro-life students ask Trump to defund Planned Parenthood

Nov 28, 2018

Students for Life has urged U.S. President Donald Trump to defund Planned Parenthood, and encouraged pro-life advocates to ask the... Read more

US President Donald Trump speaks at the White House, Aug. 7, 2017.

Trump signs rules restricting asylum for illegal migrants

Nov 9, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

US President Donald Trump signed a proclamation Friday morning that would prohibit those who entered the United States illegally through... Read more

Syrian refugee.

Historic low on US refugee cap lamented as 'deeply disturbing'

Sep 18, 2018

Catholic leaders have criticized an announcement that the United States will be reducing its refugee cap to historic lows, while... Read more

Brett Kavanaugh (L) is sworn in as a US Court of Appeals Judge by US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy (R), in Washington, D.C., June 1, 2006.

Brett Kavanaugh nominated to US Supreme Court

Jul 9, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

President Donald Trump announced Monday night he is nominating Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court to fill the vacancy... Read more

Activists shout chants during an 'End Family Detention' event at the Tornillo Port of Entry in Tornillo, Texas, June 24, 2018.

Anger over migrant family separation 'warranted', Archbishop Chaput says

Jun 25, 2018

In his latest column, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia called out the Trump administration and Congress for putting families in... Read more

Remains of St. Mary's Syrian Orthodox church in Homs, Syria, 2015.

Syrian patriarchs condemn 'unjust aggression' of Friday allied airstrikes, ask for prayers

Apr 15, 2018

The airstrikes carried out by the United States, the United Kingdom and France against Syria on Friday constituted “unjust” and... Read more

US, Mexican bishops oppose Trump's plan to send National Guard to border

Apr 7, 2018

Bishops in both the US and Mexico have criticized the Trump administration’s plan to send National Guard troops to the... Read more

Manyang Reath Kher speaks March 28 at a refugee rally outside the White House.

US bishops: 'Extraordinarily low' refugee limits harm the innocent

Mar 28, 2018

The U.S. bishops have voiced concern over the abnormally low levels of refugees admitted to the U.S. under the Trump... Read more

Palestinian refugees.

Catholic aid organizations ask US to restore funds for Palestinian refugees

Jan 26, 2018

By Courtney Mares

Catholic aid leaders and others have requested that the White House reconsider its decision to withhold $65 million designated for... Read more

US President Donald Trump speaks to March for Life participants and pro-life leaders in the Rose Garden at the White House, Jan. 19, 2018 in Washington, DC.

March for Life hears praise from President Trump

Jan 19, 2018

President Donald Trump praised the pro-life movement’s support for pregnant women and touted his administration’s pro-life policy achievements in his... Read more

President Donald Trump appears at the RNC in Cleveland, Ohio, July 2016.

Trump issues statement promoting religious liberty

Jan 16, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

US President Donald Trump issued a proclamation declaring Jan. 16, 2018, as “religious freedom day.” This date was chosen as... Read more

Bishop reacts to injunction against religious liberty rules

Dec 18, 2017

Despite the long efforts of Catholics and others who have sought to prevent mandatory employer health care coverage of contraception,... Read more