Christian faith leaders pledged anew to build a “circle of protection” around vital social programs identified for deep spending cuts under President Donald Trump’s fiscal year 2018 budget, saying their action is consistent with biblical principles.
The 2017 St. Francis de Sales Award, the highest honor given by CPA, was presented to Matt Schiller, advertising and business manager at Catholic New York, from the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada.
Bishops state the need for a federal health care system that has full Hyde protection as well as to improve real access for immigrants in the health care policy.
With Pope Francis’ visitation to South Sudan on hold, which was meant to be next on the list for his travel to red-flag the disastrous effects facing millions of South Sundanese people, how does this tragedy get on the world’s radar now?
Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori, homilist at the opening Mass of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Fortnight for Freedom an annual observance highlighting the importance of religious liberty, cited the suffering of Christians and other religious minorities for religious freedom in 25 countries around the world today.
The chairmen of four U.S. Catholic bishops’ committees urged senators to live up to their “grave obligation” to make sure their health care reform bill respected life, provided access to adequate health care “for all” and was “truly affordable” with the unveiling of the Senate bill three weeks ago.
The eighth annual global rosary relay June 23 involves 125 shrines in 63 countries throughout the world and an expectation that 10 million people will be saying the rosary in support of priestly vocations and the sanctification of priests.
Canada welcomed World Refugee Day June 20 with at least 45,000 already-sponsored refugees scattered across the globe, stuck waiting as long as four years while their ready-and-willing sponsors marvel at the willingness of the Canadian government bureaucracy to squander their dedication, faith and goodwill.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is calling for renewed dedication to protecting religious freedom with the launching of this year’s Fortnight for Freedom, “Freedom for Mission.”
A HuffPost reporter and refugee, Igor Bobic, told a Washington audience June 19 about his own experience and the twists and turns that led to being resettled with his parents in the United States and the part Catholic agencies played in his family’s new life.
The organizer of a June 16 protest in Detroit against federal agents’ rounding up more than 100 Iraqi-American immigrants told local media that those who were detained had no prior warning that Immigration and Customs Enforcement would be arresting them the morning of June 11.