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Trump signs order on international religious freedom after JPII shrine visit

Jun 2, 2020

President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order “to advance international religious freedom,” after he visited the St. John... Read more

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visit the Saint John Paul II National Shrine, to lay a ceremonial wreath on June 2, 2020.

JPII shrine says Trump visit long scheduled, while Archbishop Gregory opposes visit

Jun 2, 2020

Amid burgeoning conflict regarding the president’s response to riots across the country, President Donald Trump visited the Saint John Paul... Read more

 US President Donald Trump holds up a Bible outside of St John's Episcopal church across Lafayette Park in Washington, DC on June 1, 2020.

Trump says he will dispatch troops if riots continue

Jun 1, 2020

During a speech from the Rose Garden on June 1, President Donald Trump pledged to deploy the U.S. military if... Read more

President Donald Trump.

President Trump: Churches should reopen 'right now'

May 22, 2020

By Matt Hadro

President Donald Trump on Friday called on state governors to reopen churches “right now.”  Read more

Illinois governor JB Pritzker.

Illinois churches may not fully reopen for a year as White House shelves CDC plan

May 7, 2020

By Matt Hadro

The governor of Illinois has said he will continue to ban public gatherings of more than 50 people—including religious services—until... Read more

Nurses in coronavirus quarantine zone.

'It’s not just our science, it’s our compassion', Catholic nurse tells White House

May 6, 2020

By Matt Hadro

A Catholic nurse shared her experience treating new coronavirus patients at a White House event for National Nurses Day on... Read more

Cardinal Timothy Dolan delivers remarks on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol at the January 20, 2017 inauguration ceremony of Donald Trump.

USCCB: Call with Trump was about schools, not campaign

May 5, 2020

By JD Flynn

The U.S. bishops’ conference has responded to charges that it might have knowingly facilitated illegal campaigning by the White House... Read more

The White House, Washington, DC.

White House consults bishops on church reopening guidelines

Apr 29, 2020

By Ed Condon

The White House has consulted four Catholic bishops who have reinstituted public Masses as the Trump administration considers issuing guidelines... Read more

President Donald Trump.

Trump talks education on call with Catholic leaders

Apr 27, 2020

By Matt Hadro

President Donald Trump held a call with more than 600 Catholic leaders on Saturday that focused on education and relief... Read more

Former Vice President Joe Biden.

Analysis: Did NY Democrats just tank Biden's nomination?

Apr 27, 2020

By Ed Condon

New York Democrats cited the inevitability of a Joe Biden’s nomination as justification for calling off the primary. But it... Read more

Following Trump's halt to US immigration, bishops call for solidarity

Apr 24, 2020

As the Trump administration suspends immigration to stem the spread of coronavirus, the United States’ bishops encouraged global solidarity, saying... Read more

Father Frank Pavone (L) and Rev. Patrick Mahoney pray outside the U.S. Supreme Court during oral arguments in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby March 25, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Pavone: With transfer pending, campaign work a matter of 'conscience'

Apr 21, 2020

By Matt Hadro

Fr. Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, says he will serve in leadership positions in the 2020 campaign... Read more

President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Hershey, Pa.

'Catholics for Trump' launches with online broadcast

Apr 3, 2020

By Matt Hadro

The 2020 Catholics for Trump group said it aims to focus on its view that the president’s policies model and... Read more

Archbishop Paul Coakley. Courtesy photo.

USCCB domestic justice chairman welcomes coronavirus aid bill

Mar 30, 2020

Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City issued a statement in response to the passage Friday of the Coronavirus, Aid, Relief,... Read more

President Donald Trump in White House Rose Garden, June 2019.

Trump declares national emergency over coronavirus

Mar 13, 2020

President Donald Trump declared a state of national emergency on Friday, March 13, and outlined plans to help fight the spread of... Read more

President Donal Trump campagning in New Hampshire.

Catholics at conservative conference say they will back Trump, with reservations

Mar 2, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

Catholics attending Mass at the Conservative Political Action Conference convention told CNA their support for President Donald Trump’s bid for reelection... Read more

President Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump at the Elysee Palace, Paris.

'Repent and accept the Gospel' Trumps say in Ash Wednesday statement

Feb 26, 2020

“This powerful and sacred tradition reminds us of our shared mortality, Christ’s saving love, and the need to repent and... Read more

President Trump meeting with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko in New York, Sept. 2017.

Federal appeals court upholds Trump's 'Protect Life Rule'

Feb 24, 2020

A federal appeals court ruled Monday that the Trump administration’s policy adjustments to the Title X program can stay, meaning... Read more

Senator Ben Sasse, pictured at the National Press Club, Oct. 2018.

Sen. Sasse reintroduces Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection bill

Feb 11, 2020

By Matt Hadro, Christine Rousselle

The Senate Committee on the Judiciary held a new hearing on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act on Tuesday, with... Read more

President Trump speaks at campaign event at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino in 2015.

Trump slams opponents, asks for votes at National Prayer Breakfast

Feb 6, 2020

President Donald Trump criticized his political opponents, touted strong economic numbers, and asked for votes at the National Prayer Breakfast on... Read more