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.
President Donald J. Trump issued an executive order Jan. 23 reinstating the "Mexico City Policy," which bans all foreign nongovernmental organizations receiving U.S. funds from performing or promoting abortion as a method of family planning in other countries.
The action was hailed by pro-life leaders.
"President Trump is continuing Ronald Reagan's legacy by taking immediate action on day one to stop the promotion of abortion through our tax dollars overseas." said a Jan. 23 statement from Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List.
NCR Today: Trump has to prove that he is the president of all Americans, he supports basic Constitutional rights, and he will uphold the laws of the land.
NCR Today: Jan. 20 should have been a dark day, but spending it with Aunt Martha, a 94-year-old Republican, was a surprising miracle and a wake-up call.
Distinctly Catholic: Within 48 hours of Donald Trump's being sworn in as the president of the United States, we find ourselves discussing the meaning of "alternative facts," among other speculations.