In the Washington Post, Anne Frank and her family were denied refugee status.
Distinctly Catholic: Just as the church has stood up for the unborn, we must stand up for the undocumented now, before the debate becomes normalized around the president's terms.
At HuffPost, Carol Kuruvilla on the Rev. Franklin Graham's declaration that President Trump's decision to bar refugees from Syria is "not a Bible issue." The good reverend did not disclose which Bible he was consulting in making this judgment.
I post Archbishop Charles Chaput's latest column without comment. I am rarely speechless but this left me speechless.
Distinctly Catholic: The U.S.A. does not face an immigration crisis. There is no drastic epidemic of violent crime perpetrated by undocumented immigrants. None of this mattered to our new president.
In the Denver Post, the Knights of Columbus face a lawsuit alleging that they inflate their numbers and that their life insurance program is "one step removed form a classic Ponzi scheme." A spokesman for the K of C denies the allegations. Stay tuned.
At RNS, Mark Sillk on the Holy Father's interview at El Pais, and specifically his comments on populism.
Distinctly Catholic: The pro-life movement's principals are excited by a pro-life White House. The movement should have every expectation of being burned by their association with President Donald Trump.
In the Washington Post, John Gehring on the "seamless garment" crowd marching in Friday's March for Life.
The Human Life Review has an online symposium, with wildly divergent views, on what it means to be pro-life in the age of Trump.
Distinctly Catholic: Trump's decision to pull out of the TPP and begin renegotiating NAFTA delivers on a campaign promise but throws a monkey wrench into the politics of both parties.
At Our Sunday Visitor, the editors remind Catholics that truth is a value of inestimable worth. In this age of "alternative facts" this commentary is timely.
At Democrats for Life of America blog, Lisa Stiller explains why she joined the Women's March last Saturday. The money quote:
Distinctly Catholic: The Women's March was larger than expected, and it was clear from reports, especially from Global Sisters Report, that the marchers were there for a variety of reasons.