Are the Republicans coming apart? Escalating feud, Trump blames McConnell and Ryan for upcoming ‘mess’ on debt ceiling. See also: Donald Trump attacks James Clapper after former Intel Chief says he was unfit to be President
The U.S. bishops seem to have found a united voice on one issue:
- US Catholic bishops rebuke Donald Trump on closure of unaccompanied child migrants program
- Fort Wayne, Ind. — Bishop Rhoades backs Dream Act of 2017 protecting immigrant youth
- El Paso, Texas — Bishop attends ICE meeting for mother fearing separation from child
- Bishop Joe Vasquez of Austin, Texas: Catholic groups ask Congress to reject 'discriminatory' RAISE Act
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And they seem to be finding their way on another: US bishops announce Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism
The bishops in the Philippines are having their own troubles with their government's policies: President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs has turned the Caloocan Diocese into a "killing field," Bishop Virgilio David has said.
And then there's our president:
- Trump’s border wall brinkmanship may leave Republicans in Congress holding the bag
- Odds of a government shutdown rise after Trump threat
Oh, and don't forget about this probe: U.S. Probe Finds Another Email Trying to Connect Trump Officials, Putin: CNN
A year ago two Catholic women religious were murdered in Mississippi: Survivors of sisters killed in Mississippi continue duo's 'ministry of presence'
A very good summary of the state of this issue in the USA today: Across the nation, priest sexual abuse cases haunt Catholic parishes (Includes a well done video about the situation in Guam.)
Highly recommended: A young woman reflects on her year of service in Thailand: The pages written during a year in Thailand
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