Refugee response: More than 2,000 religious leaders representing the Interfaith Immigration Coalition who objected to the action in a letter to the president and members of Congress.
Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Sako of Baghdad says giving priority to Christian refugees for settlement programs would be discriminatory and fuel religious tensions in the Middle East.
Updated: "Welcoming the stranger and those in flight is not one option among many in the Christian life. It is the very form of Christianity itself," said the leaders of the bishops' conference.
NCR Today: A joint letter to Trump and congressional leaders voiced concern for "the refugee, the mother at risk, the unborn child" and others, as well as climate change.
March for Life: Throngs of pro-life marchers outside White House today applaud Trump administration’s actions and plans to support their cause.
Global Sisters Report: "For [the DACA recipients], it's like, what happens when, by the stroke of a pen, it's all over and we have to go 'home,' and go home to what? There's nothing to go home to."
President Donald Trump has also been criticized for failing to call out virulent anti-Semitism among some of his supporters.
Archbishop Charles Chaput is pushing Notre Dame University to invite President Donald Trump, saying the school's president needs to give him a chance to engage with Catholics and to be heard.
In 2012, President Barack Obama declared the United States would always be "the one indispensable nation in world affairs." But only five years later, many people wonder whether that remarkable era of world leadership is now coming to an end. Donald Trump has publicly spoken of abandoning America’s longtime commitments in many regions of the world.
Republicans from the House, Senate and White House gathered in Philadelphia this week searching, among other things, for some agreement on how exactly to “repeal and replace” the federal health law. By the end of the second day of the three-day retreat, however, it was clear they were not yet singing from the same hymnbook.
House and Senate Republican leaders did seem to settle on a timing strategy for overhauling the Democrats’ health care law that could take them through the summer, even if they were light on specifics.