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Boys play soccer on a basketball court in Jerusalem.

Christians in Holy Land voice fear over Trump's Jerusalem move

Dec 7, 2017

By Elise Harris

Christians leaders in Jerusalem have voiced fear over the repercussionss of America's recognition of the city as Israel's capital, asking... Read more

A tent camp in Haiti.

Vatican official calls Trump's Haiti move 'a sad decision'

Nov 24, 2017

By Elise Harris

One of the Vatican's top diplomatic voices has criticized U.S. President Donald Trump's recent decision to end the Temporary Protected... Read more

A tent camp in Haiti.

Missionary says Haiti unprepared to accept thousands returning from US

Nov 22, 2017

By Mary Farrow

The Trump administration announced Monday it will be ending protected legal residency for an estimated 60,000 Haitians living in the... Read more

Crowds attend a town hall meeting on immigration in Los Angeles, Jan. 14, 2014. Photo courtesy of Victor Aleman/

Decision to axe US migration program endangers minors, bishops warn

Nov 11, 2017

The Trump administration's ending of a program that helped reunite Central American minors with their parents in the U.S. has... Read more

US bishops call for health care protection for the most vulnerable

Oct 17, 2017

By Adelaide Mena

In the wake of an executive order issued by the Trump administration halting federal assistance for certain insurance plans, the... Read more

Bishop: Trump's immigration principles will harm the vulnerable

Oct 10, 2017

By Matt Hadro

After US President Donald Trump asked Congress to pass stricter immigration laws if they plan to grant legal status to... Read more

Officers patrol Tiananmen Square in Beijing, May 2013.

How the US can protect human rights in China

Oct 6, 2017

The Trump administration should act to address “severe violations of religious freedom” in China, a bipartisan congressional commission said Thursday.  Read more

Refugee families in Iraq. Photo courtesy of Zuzana Dudova.

Take in more refugees, not fewer, bishops urge White House

Sep 17, 2017

By Matt Hadro

The Trump administration is reportedly planning to further reduce the number of refugees the U.S. will accept in the coming... Read more

US bishops urge care of refugees as Supreme Court allows Trump travel ban

Sep 14, 2017

By Matt Hadro

As the Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed part of President Donald Trump’s travel ban to stand temporarily, the U.S. bishops'... Read more

Protesters against the end of DACA outside the White House, Sept. 5, 2017.

Bishops decry Trump administration's decision to end DACA

Sep 5, 2017

By Matt Hadro

Bishops condemned the Trump administration’s decision Tuesday to end a program that benefited hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants who... Read more

The White House.

US State Department recognizes ISIS genocide in religious freedom report

Aug 15, 2017

By Matt Hadro

Religious freedom advocates were heartened by the State Department recognizing in its annual religious freedom report released Tuesday the genocide... Read more

President Trump announces the introduction of the RAISE Act with Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark. (left), and Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., at the White House, Aug. 2, 2017.

Proposed legal immigration limits draw strong criticism from US bishops

Aug 3, 2017

A Senate proposal for immigration limits backed by President Donald Trump would hurt family unity and exclude too many vulnerable... Read more

Catholic group fighting HHS mandate disappointed exemption still unissued

Aug 1, 2017

By Matt Hadro

After the US Department of Justice did not drop its appeal of a contraceptive mandate lawsuit by the Catholic Benefits... Read more

U.S. Marines.

Transgender military ban applauded for respecting biology, the common good

Jul 27, 2017

By Matt Hadro

After President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday that persons identifying as transgender could not serve in the U.S. military, theologians... Read more

First Lady Melania Trump and Sister Carolin Tahhan Fachakh of Syria.

Syrian nun awarded by US will back any leader who brings peace

Apr 15, 2017

By Elise Harris

As the conflict in Syria rages on, a Salesian nun honored by the White House as a “Woman of Courage”... Read more

A Syrian refugee child at a camp in Serbia, October 2015.

Don't shut US doors to refugees, bishops plead

Mar 6, 2017

By Matt Hadro

With people fleeing humanitarian crises around the world, President Donald Trump’s new executive order halting refugee admissions is wrong, Catholic... Read more

Jeff Sessions.

Attorney General nominee would consider cracking down on porn

Jan 16, 2017

By Matt Hadro

The new nominee for U.S. Attorney General has said that he would “vigorously” enforce obscenity laws, a move which one... 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