Political News


New gender policy won’t affect Catholic Scouting units, says committee
Feb 08 2017
The Boy Scouts of America’s new policy to accept members based on their gender identity will have no impact on Scouting units sponsored by the Catholic Church, said the National Catholic Committee on Scouting.

Cardin, CRS denounce refugee ban, vow to fight
Feb 06 2017
“The American people really don’t understand the refugee program,” Sen. Cardin said. “They have to understand who these people are.”

Bishops launch letter campaign urging Trump to protect religious freedom
Feb 03 2017
Saying “religious freedom in America has suffered years of unprecedented erosion,” the U.S. Catholic bishops have posted an online letter for Catholics to send to President Donald Trump urging him to sign an executive order promoting religious freedom.

Spiritual, not monetary, success defines America, Trump says
Feb 02 2017
“Spiritual success” is a more accurate measure for the United States than wealth, President Donald Trump in remarks Feb. 2 at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington.

Archbishop Lori, Bishop Rozanski and Bishop Cantu say refugee ban raises concerns over religious freedom
Feb 01 2017
The ban has "generated fear and untold anxiety among refugees, immigrants and others throughout the faith community."

Judge Neil Gorsuch nominated to fill Supreme Court vacancy
Feb 01 2017
Judge Gorsuch said he respects the fact that Congress, not the courts, writes new laws.

Iraqi patriarch: Fast track for Christian refugees will fuel tensions
Jan 31 2017
Giving priority to Christian refugees for settlement would be “a trap” that fuels religious tensions, said Iraq’s Chaldean Catholic patriarch.

Trump’s action banning refugees brings outcry from U.S. church leaders
Jan 30 2017
The president's executive memorandum intended to restrict the entry of terrorists coming to the U.S. brought an outcry from Catholic leaders.

Pro-life leaders praise House vote to make Hyde Amendment permanent
Jan 26 2017
“By passing this legislation, the House has taken a decisive step toward respect for unborn human life, reflecting the will of the American people,” said Deirdre McQuade, primary spokeswoman on abortion for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Trump signs memorandum on building border wall
Jan 25 2017
President Donald Trump enacted two executive memorandums to deal with the country’s security, including one that calls for construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.