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Why hasn't the Trump administration dropped the HHS mandate?

Aug 24, 2017

By Matt Hadro

Lawyers for the Little Sisters of the Poor said it’s time for the Trump administration to admit that the Obama-era... Read more

Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, OH, July 18-21, 2016.

Priest counters claim that God ordained Trump to nuke North Korea

Aug 11, 2017

A Texas Catholic priest has countered the claim of Texas Baptist pastor and adviser to Trump, Pastor Robert Jeffress, who... Read more

US-Mexican border in Arizona.

As vote looms, here's what bishops think about Trump's border wall

Jul 26, 2017

By Matt Hadro

As Congress prepares to vote on whether to fund the further construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, bishops... Read more

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US bishops call for engagement amid Trump's policy change on Cuba

Jun 20, 2017

President Donald Trump’s changes to U.S. policy on Cuba will end up weakening human rights in the island country, the... Read more

Catholic leaders dismayed by Trump's exit from Paris climate agreement

Jun 1, 2017

By Matt Hadro

Catholic leaders around the world expressed disappointment as President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the U.S. was pulling out of... Read more

Ivanka Trump at Rome's Community Sant'Egidio to meet with African women freed from human trafficking on May 24, 2017.

Ivanka Trump meets with human trafficking survivors in Rome

May 24, 2017

By Elise Harris

After a visit with Pope Francis Wednesday, Ivanka Trump met a group of human trafficking survivors, calling them examples of... Read more

Pope Francis meets with President Donald Trump in the Apostolic Palace May 24, 2017.

Pope Francis, Trump hold landmark first meeting (Updated)

May 24, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

After months of anticipation, Pope Francis and U.S. President Donald Trump finally met at the Vatican Wednesday in a friendly... Read more

Melania and Ivanka Trump.

Here's the plan for Melania and Ivanka's day in Rome

May 23, 2017

By Elise Harris

When U.S. President Donald Trump stops in Rome for a meeting with Pope Francis Wednesday, both his wife Melania and... Read more

Carl Anderson, Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, meets with Pope Francis, Feb. 16, 2017.

Knights of Columbus leader talks Pope Francis, Trump in new interview

May 22, 2017

The leader of the nearly 2 million-member Knights of Columbus recently spoke about the importance of his group's fidelity to... Read more

Pope Francis.

What common ground could Trump and Pope Francis find?

May 22, 2017

By Elise Harris

When Pope Francis was asked last week about his upcoming meeting with U.S. president Donald Trump, he made headlines for... Read more

Despite pleas from bishops, immigration arrests soar in 2017

May 20, 2017

By Matt Hadro

Immigration arrests have risen sharply in 2017 compared to the previous year, after the Trump administration unveiled stricter immigration policies,... Read more

Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, OH, July 18-21, 2016.

Trump administration expands pro-life Mexico City Policy

May 15, 2017

By Matt Hadro

The Trump administration on Monday announced that it would begin implementing an expanded Mexico City Policy, which pro-life leaders hailed... Read more

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Pope says he hopes to find common ground with Trump

May 13, 2017

In a press conference on Saturday, Pope Francis voiced hope that he will find “open doors” in his meeting with... Read more

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Trump nominee wrote on Catholic judges and the death penalty

May 10, 2017

By Matt Hadro

Among the newly announced federal judges selected by President Donald Trump is a Catholic law professor who once co-wrote a... Read more

Pope Francis.

Trump to meet Pope Francis at the Vatican on May 24

May 4, 2017

President Donald Trump will meet Pope Francis during a visit to the Vatican later this month.  Read more

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US bishops support petition for religious freedom executive order

May 3, 2017

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on Wednesday sent out a text message alert urging Catholics to sign a petition... Read more

Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, OH, July 18-21, 2016.

Dozens of lawmakers press Trump for religious freedom protection

May 1, 2017

By Matt Hadro

More than 50 members of Congress have written President Donald Trump asking for a broad executive order that protects religious... Read more

Donald Trump.

In Trump's first 100 days, Catholics find a mixed bag

Apr 29, 2017

By Matt Hadro

Catholic leaders have found cause for both praise and concern after the first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency.  Read more

White House, Washington, D.C.

White House advisor reiterates Trump's commitment to religious freedom

Apr 28, 2017

An advisor to the White House rejected recent concerns that the Trump administration supports the controversial HHS mandate, saying it... Read more

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It's the law: once again, states can stop funding Planned Parenthood

Apr 13, 2017

Pro-life leaders applauded President Donald Trump for signing a repeal of what they called President Obama’s “parting gift to the... Read more