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.
Faith and Justice: Republicans love tax cuts. But the problem with the Republican philosophy of tax cuts is that it ignores economic conditions.
Catholic organizations respond to President Donald J. Trump's actions related to immigration and refugees.
Bishop Joe S. Vasquez of Austin, Texas, the chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Migration, criticized President Donald Trump's executive memorandum to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, saying it would "put immigrant lives needlessly in harm's way." Vasquez also criticized Trump's memorandum on a surge in immigrant detention and deportation forces, saying it would "tear families apart and spark fear and panic in communities."
The U.S. House passed the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act on Jan. 24, making the 41-year-old Hyde Amendment permanent.
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.
In addition to more that 800 U.S. congregations, a Cincinnati mosque will join the sanctuary movement — a promise by churches, synagogues and now, mosques, to shield undocumented immigrants from deportation and other government actions.