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.
President Trump's executive orders advancing the construction of pipelines are drawing condemnation from the Native American and religious groups that have opposed them.
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.
Health care under Trump presidency: With the GOP controlling Congress, leaders in Catholic health care are concerned about a probable repeal of Obamacare without a sufficient replacement.
We say: Obama's eight years as president will be a major chapter in presidential history. Despite the opposition he faced, his record over two terms is impressive.
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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."
Divided we stand: "The political polarization is so extreme and comes from such deep, entrenched places. ... It's really up to we the people to do this work."
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.