Local Catholic Charities agencies are scrambling to save staff jobs as they respond to President Donald Trump's executive order temporarily suspending the country's refugee resettlement program. Up to 700 workers are affected in some way.
NCR Today: We have seen dysfunctional government for far too long now, and coalitions need to be built, so the Democrats should be the responsible party in Washington, not obstructionists.
Grace on the Margins: Evidence suggests the bishops threw under the bus the needs of immigrants and refugees for the sake of an anti-abortion, anti-LGBT, right-wing religious liberty agenda.
President Trump is reportedly considering naming former Baylor University President Ken Starr to head the State Department's Office of International Religious Freedom.
Faith and Justice: Donald Trump and the Republican Congress are not doing churches any favor if they fulfill the promise to repeal the Johnson Amendment.
President Trump officially pulled the nation out of the trade pact Jan. 23. NCR spoke with group leaders who cautiously view this as an opportunity for Trump.
Staffers at the little-noticed Christian Broadcasting Network capitalized on their newfound access to the Trump administration to promote their 17-minute interview with the president. The interview drew 3.4 million video views plus “more than 700,000 views through President Trump’s social media share alone,” according to a network news release.
Eco Catholic: The dawn of Trump's presidency has offered much to rattle the nerves of environmental advocates, who called on Catholics to mobilize their faith into action at all levels.
NCR Today: The GOP's image of dependency on handouts builds on Reagan's false story of a welfare queen and seemingly endless anecdotes of seeing someone buy lobster with food stamps.
Americans may pledge allegiance to “one nation under God,” but they are divided on whether religion is essential to national identity.
Nearly one-third of Americans view being a Christian as “very important” for being “truly American,” according to a Pew Research Center report on national identity in more than a dozen countries that was released Wednesday (Feb. 1). About the same number (31 percent) said it was “not at all important.”