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The General Assembly of the United Nations in New York.

Holy See and Trump administration oppose abortion at UN General Assembly

Sep 24, 2019

President Donald Trump and Vatican Secretary of State Pietro Parolin have challenged world leaders to protect unborn human life. Both... Read more

Refugees on a big rubber boat in the middle of the sea that require help. Via Shutterstock

Bishops say reducing refugee numbers 'wholly counter to our values'

Sep 13, 2019

As the Trump administration reportedly considers further cuts to U.S. refugee admissions, the leader of the U.S. bishops’ migration committee has stated... Read more

Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark moderates a panel at the 2018 World Meeting of Families.

Cardinal Tobin blesses immigration protest

Sep 4, 2019

Cardinal Joseph Tobin, the Archbishop of Newark, blessed a group of protesters on Wednesday, as a they demonstrated in front... Read more

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HHS announces $2 billion to fight opioid addiction

Sep 4, 2019

By Matt Hadro

The Trump administration announced on Wednesday it will send almost $2 billion in grant funding to the states to fight the... Read more

United States Department of Labor in Washington, DC.

Labor Department rule aims to widen religious freedom protection for employers

Aug 15, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

The new policy expands a Johnson-era executive order protecting the rights of religious employers with federal government contracts to hire... Read more

Archbishop Wilton Gregory at a press conference in Washington, DC, April 4, 2019.

Gregory says Trump tweets 'deepened divisions and diminished our national life'

Aug 1, 2019

The Archbishop of Washington condemned racist and divisive rhetoric Thursday in response to controversial tweets by President Donald Trump.  Read more

Senator Elizabeth Warren on the TV screens debating. Election 2020.

Analysis: Voters care about abortion, why aren’t Democrats talking about it?

Jul 31, 2019

By Ed Condon

Underneath the absolutist direction of the party’s politicians, rank and file Democrats are far less uniform in their opinions.  Read more

Archbishop William Lori.

Archbishop Lori defends Baltimore after Trump tweets

Jul 29, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore issued a statement Saturday rebutting a tweet from President Donald Trump that claimed that... Read more

Sign outside a Planned Parenthood faculty.

HHS brings Protect Life Rule into effect

Jul 15, 2019

The Trump administration announced Monday evening that parts of the Protect Life Rule, which prohibits recipients of Title X family... Read more

View of Algodones, Mexico from the US side of the Port of Entry.

Trump administration issues new asylum rules for southern border

Jul 15, 2019

The Trump administration announced a new rule on Monday, changing the asylum application process along the U.S.-Mexco border.  Read more

Lila Rose, founder of Live Action, addressed a White House social media summit July 11.

Pro-Life leaders tell White House summit of online censorship

Jul 12, 2019

By Matt Hadro

Pro-life leaders were invited to a White House social media summit Thursday, amid claims of online censorship by search engines and... Read more

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Raids on undocumented migrants to go ahead, Trump announces

Jul 11, 2019

Planned raids to detain and deport thousands of undocumented immigrants will go ahead after a postponement of several weeks, the... Read more

Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump meet at the DMZ separating the South and North Korea on June 30, 2019.

As Trump and Kim meet in North Korea, Pope Francis prays for peace

Jun 30, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis prayed for peace and the successful outcome of the meeting Sunday between US President Donald Trump and North... Read more

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House passes emergency border funding, Trump threatens veto

Jun 26, 2019

The House of Representatives passed legislation Tuesday night to provide emergency funding for the humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.   Read more

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Drone strikes and proportionality: What is 'just war?'

Jun 21, 2019

By Ed Condon

President Trump said Thursday that he cancelled a military strike because it was not "proportional," a concept rooted in just... Read more

Sign outside a Planned Parenthood faculty.

Planned Parenthood to lose $60 million after Title X ruling

Jun 21, 2019

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Thursday that new Title X rules, that prohibit funds from going to... Read more

Sen. Marco Rubio addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference in 2014.

Senators highlight pro-life protections ahead of 2020 spending bills

May 24, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

A quarter of the Senate signed a letter on Wednesday seeking to keep pro-life and religious freedom protections intact during the... Read more

Border Marker at San Ysidro. CNA file photo

US House asks court to block funding for border wall

Apr 24, 2019

Lawyers representing the US House of Representatives on Tuesday filed a motion in federal court to block funding for the... Read more

Pete Buttigieg campaigns in New Hampshire, April, 2019.

Analysis: How politics is shaping morality, and how religious voters might respond

Apr 17, 2019

By Ed Condon

As the 2020 Presidential race begins in earnest, between the two parties sits a growing number of voters motivated by... Read more

President Donald Trump.

Trump calls Pope Francis after Notre-Dame fire

Apr 17, 2019

President Donald Trump and Pope Francis spoke on the phone Wednesday afternoon, with the president pledging to assist with the... Read more