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

Why we need a religious freedom move from Trump – and soon

Feb 15, 2017

By Matt Hadro

President Donald Trump must sign an executive order with broad protections for religious freedom, or global consequences could soon follow,... Read more

Trump drops Obama administration's transgender bathroom fight

Feb 13, 2017

By Matt Hadro

President Donald Trump’s administration will stop fighting in court to implement the Obama administration’s transgender bathroom policy, leading to applause... Read more

Refugee children from Afghanistan.

Bishops reaffirm support for refugees as judges scrutinize Trump policy

Feb 10, 2017

The U.S. bishops welcomed a federal appeals court ruling that affirmed a legal injunction against a Trump administration executive order... Read more

Pope Francis.

Is a meeting between Pope Francis and Donald Trump on the horizon?

Feb 7, 2017

Pope Francis could meet with President Donald Trump at the end of May.  Read more

Don't move US embassy to Jerusalem, bishops ask Secretary of State

Feb 7, 2017

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict requires wise U.S. engagement to build a better future for both peoples, and this future could be... Read more

Dva, a Syrian Refugee.

Vatican official: The bishops 'are speaking clearly' on refugees

Feb 6, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s recent policy on refugees, U.S. Catholics should stay close to their bishops, who... Read more

Syrian refugee.

Who is our neighbor? Faith leaders say it's refugees

Feb 3, 2017

By Matt Hadro

As leaders of many faiths gathered for prayer in Washington, D.C. this week, they pledged solidarity with refugees looking to... Read more

Syrian children at a refugee camp.

Catholic leaders: Refugee ban actually harms national security

Feb 2, 2017

By Adelaide Mena

Rather than protecting U.S. interests, recent executive orders restricting immigrants and refugees could actually pose a threat to national security,... Read more

Donald Trump.

Trump defends refugee policy as part of protecting religious freedom

Feb 2, 2017

By Matt Hadro

President Donald Trump on Thursday insisted that protecting religious freedom is a U.S. priority, while defending his recent halt of... Read more

Cardinal Joseph Tobin speaks to CNA on Jan. 31, 2017.

Cardinal Tobin praises Trump admin on pro-life stance, criticizes on immigration

Jan 31, 2017

By Elise Harris

In the first days of U.S. president Donald Trump’s administration, Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark said he has seen encouragement... Read more

A border crossing between the US and Mexico.

The spirited response of Mexico's bishops to Trump's border wall

Jan 27, 2017

The bishops of Mexico on Thursday reacted to United States' president Donald Trump's executive order to build a wall on... Read more

Bishop Emeritus Nunzio Galantino of Cassano all'Jonio in Rome, Feb. 18, 2014.

Italian bishop rebukes suggestions that torture can be used licitly

Jan 26, 2017

The secretary general of the Italian bishops conference on Thursday said that torture can never be a response to terrorism,... Read more

U.S. Mexico border crossing at San Ysidro.

US bishops dismayed as Trump vows to build border wall

Jan 26, 2017

By Matt Hadro

A leading bishop expressed alarm and dismay on Wednesday following President Trump’s executive orders to increase immigrant detention centers and... Read more

Washington National Cathedral.

Cardinal Wuerl prays for unity at Inaugural Prayer Service

Jan 23, 2017

By Matt Hadro

Religious leaders gathered in prayer for the country and the Trump administration on Saturday, continuing a decades-old tradition of national... Read more

Donald Trump.

President Trump restores pro-life Mexico City Policy

Jan 23, 2017

On Monday, President Donald Trump reinstated the Mexico City Policy, an international pro-life regulation that is generally seen as an... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square for a Jubilee of Mercy audience June 18, 2016.

On Trump presidency, Pope says we must 'wait and see'

Jan 22, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

In a new interview published Saturday, Pope Francis said he will wait to see what U.S. President Donald J. Trump... Read more

Supreme Court Justice John Roberts (2L) administers the oath of office to U.S. President Donald Trump, Jan. 20, 2017.

Cardinal Dolan prays for wisdom as Trump takes office

Jan 20, 2017

By Matt Hadro

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York prayed for God’s wisdom as Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th... Read more

On abortion policy, a tale of two White House transitions

Nov 17, 2016

By Kevin J. Jones

Pro-abortion rights groups sought massive change in the Barack Obama administration eight years ago. Now, some pro-life advocates see the... Read more

Donald Trump.

Can a Catholic in good conscience vote for Trump?

Mar 16, 2016

As Republican frontrunner Donald Trump moves closer to the presidential nomination, Catholics are questioning whether voting for the billionaire-turned-politician is... Read more

     Pope Francis with members of the Italian group Parish Cells of Evangelization in Paul VI Hall on Sept 5, 2015.

Move over Donald Trump – Pope Francis' approval ratings are much higher

Sep 21, 2015

By Mary Farrow

Pope Francis can look forward to a warm welcome in the United States this week, from both Catholic and non-Catholic... Read more