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.
Donald J. Trump took the oath of office in a swearing-in ceremony that featured prayers and pronouncements of God's favor by the largest assortment of clergy in inaugural history. It also drew protests around the nation's capital.
Washington: Faced with the prospect of the GOP following through on pledges to repeal health care reform, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops seems to be changing its tune.
Church and labor leaders, including Bishop Robert McElroy and Cardinal Sean O'Malley, discussed consumerism, workers' rights and other issues at the conference "Erroneous Autonomy: The Dignity of Work."
An emerging Catholic dialogue with Muslims aims to show public support for Islamic American communities, building on three already existing regional Catholic-Muslim dialogues.
Over his two terms, the president addressed his personal faith in prayer breakfasts and holiday statements and cited people of faith — and of no faith — on other occasions.
President Barack Obama has had successes and failures in calming the nation's culture wars.
U.S. bishops' Task Force to Promote Peace in Our Communities releases report: The Catholic Church has a "tremendous responsibility to bring people together in prayer and dialogue, to begin anew the vital work of fostering healing and lasting peace," said a report by a U.S. bishops' task force released Jan. 5 in the wake of last year's incidents of violence and racial tensions.
The 115th Congress convenes: The United States Congress is about as Christian today as it was in the early 1960s, according to a new analysis by Pew Research Center.