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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

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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

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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

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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

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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


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

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On immigration, 'sanctuary' is not the ultimate solution, bishop says

Apr 6, 2017

Auxiliary Bishop Jorge Rodriguez of Denver didn’t tell a group of Hispanic parishioners at St. Mary Parish in Greeley, Colo.,... Read more

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US bishops turn up the heat on Trump's environmental order

Mar 30, 2017

The U.S. bishops have criticized President Donald Trump’s recent executive order which rolls back environmental protections, noting their concern that... Read more

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Building the border wall is treasonous, Mexico City archdiocese declares

Mar 29, 2017

The Archdiocese of Mexico said in a Sunday editorial that Mexican businessmen who would participate in the construction of a... Read more

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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

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

Trump pushes education choices in visit to Florida Catholic school

Mar 3, 2017

By Kevin J. Jones

President Donald Trump visited a Florida Catholic school on Friday, praising the Catholic education system and touting his support for... Read more

Exorcists warn against Wiccan spell to bind Donald Trump

Mar 2, 2017

Witches in the U.S. are offering a solution to those who say Donald Trump is not their president: cast a... Read more

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After Trump’s address to Congress, pro-lifers stress protections in health care

Mar 1, 2017

By Matt Hadro

After President Donald Trump addressed a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, pro-life leaders wished he had spoken more to... Read more

New immigration rules will hurt the vulnerable, US bishops warn

Feb 24, 2017

The Trump administration’s new border and immigration enforcement rules needlessly endanger the vulnerable, militarize the border and will cause many... Read more

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Trump draws praise for withdrawing transgender bathroom regulation

Feb 23, 2017

On Wednesday night, the Trump administration withdrew an Obama-era guidance that had directed schools to allow students to use the... Read more

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Why San Diego's Bishop McElroy wants disruption in the Trump era

Feb 22, 2017

If President Donald Trump is the candidate of “disruption,” similar disruption is needed to build a better society, Bishop Robert... Read more